Today marks a big day for Siemplify with the official launch of Siemplify Cloud – the cloud-native security operations platform that is designed for rapid time to value and today’s hybrid networks.
As an innovator and the leading independent and vendor-agnostic SOAR provider, we’re proud to lead the pack with a true cloud-native offering that finally makes SOAR accessible for organizations of all sizes.
Security Operations Has Gone Cloud
While cloud deployments are not new to us, the new Siemplify Cloud offering is designed from the ground up to deliver a new type of cloud-native experience.
Until recently, many of the tools security operations used, from SIEM to endpoint security, were deployed on premises, prompting many organizations to default to local SOAR deployments. Fast forward to 2020, and things are different. The vast majority of new SIEM deployments are cloud based, as are EDR platforms, and even the most legacy on-prem tools, including firewalls, are shifting to the cloud. This prompted us to redesign our cloud offering to offer a complete SaaS experience – opening the doors for more organizations to be able to leverage the power of SOAR, quickly, cost effectively and without the complexity.
Corporate Networks Are Increasingly Cloud Based
It’s not just the security tools that moved to the cloud. The networks and assets that security teams need to secure are increasingly in the cloud. We have seen increased demand from our customers for use cases that predominantly or exclusively leverage cloud native security tools (think AWS GuardDuty, Azure Security Center or Google Cloud). Siemplify Cloud is the perfect solution to bridge cloud and on-premises detection, investigation and response – integrating seamlessly to all cloud-based and on-prem security tools in an organization’s arsenal.
Remote SOC is All the Rage
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences on organizations across the world. Like every business function, security operations was forced to adjust and go remote.
With analysts now unable to tap the shoulder of the SOC analyst sitting next to them, a single workbench with built-in collaboration capabilities that captures all analyst interaction has become a welcome relief. As experts have predicted, the post COVID-19 era will introduce a “new normal,” where remote work, automation and collaboration become increasingly important – and our new cloud-based platform enables the easiest way for SOCs teams to collaborate remotely.
Time-to-Value and Ease-of-Use Matter More Than Ever
Truth be told, SOAR has seen success predominantly in larger, more mature organizations (as well as MSSPs of all sizes). Smaller security teams, who typically do not have a full-fledged SOC and have limited engineering resources, have either shunned away from SOAR or struggled to operationalize it for a combination of reasons, including:
- Deployment was too cumbersome.
- Building playbooks was too complicated and resource-intensive.
- The price was too high.
Siemplify Cloud fundamentally changes the game. Cloud delivery makes deployment effortless, and our new marketplace enables security teams to deploy use cases for common challenges, such as phishing or ransomware, in minutes. Moreover, we have created packages for organizations of all sizes (from world-class SOCs to no SOC), with the Essentials package providing tremendous value to smaller security teams at an attractive price point.
This is only the beginning of our cloud journey. Our roadmap will leverage our cloud delivery, coupled with the privilege of working with many of the world’s leading security teams, to, pardon the pun, SOAR higher than ever before.
Amos Stern is the co-founder and CEO of Siemplify.