Security Orchestration & Automation

Bring your SOC into sync by using security orchestration to streamline people, processes and technology for greater effectiveness and efficiency.

What is Security Orchestration?

Security orchestration is the process of integrating a disparate ecosystem of SOC tools and processes to automate tasks for simpler, more effective security operations.

Security operations teams typically have dozens of cybersecurity security tools in place to prevent, detect and remediate threats. But if these technologies and resources aren’t fully integrated into a unified ecosystem, the results are inefficiencies, heightened security risks and lower employee morale.

Security orchestration solves these problems by creating harmony between processes and technologies, so that most day-to-day SOC tasks can be completed in a single console.

Security Orchestration vs Security Automation

Security orchestration and security automation are closely related terms, but it is important to understand the differences between them.

Security orchestration integrates and streamlines cybersecurity processes and tools into a unified whole in order to streamline a range of security operations tasks. Security automation accomplishes many of these tasks with machines that free up human resources for other priorities.

Instead of using these terms interchangeably, it is more accurate to think of security automation as one component of a comprehensive security orchestration strategy.

Security Orchestration Empowers Your SOC

Six steps to smarter, more efficient security operations with Siemplify.

Security operations teams are incredibly resource constrained, with more being asked of them each day as cyberthreats proliferate. Security orchestration enables security operations teams to realize their full potential and get more from their existing staff and technologies.

Siemplify security orchestration is built on six pillars to help teams make more informed decisions, formalize workflows and automate incident response actions – all while getting the most out of their existing security tools.

Contextualize and centralize incident response data

Security orchestration sees through the noise and provides analysts with context-rich data for deeper analysis in one central location. By integrating your SOC ecosystem, Siemplify can transform rows of textual data into meaningful, context-rich detail. Security operations teams now have the information they need at their fingertips, reducing the amount of time spent gathering data and increasing the time spent on analysis, response and remediation activities, and high-quality investigations.

Security Orchestration Reduces Analyst Caseload

Security orchestration reduces analyst caseload by allowing analysts to focus on solving cases rather than managing alerts. Siemplify automatically groups related alerts into manageable, workable cases, saving analysts time on alert triage and allowing for more focused case analysis.
Alert grouping allows a SOC to quickly analyze, triage and remediate across all entities that share common attributes. Through security orchestration, all of the associated details an analyst needs to investigate and respond are grouped within a single case, allowing for more focused analysis. And this case management approach reduces workload, freeing up analysts to handle more cases in less time.

Easily investigate a cyberthreat through visual mapping

Security orchestration provides an interactive story of a cyberthreat. Siemplify integrates data across a security operations ecosystem and creates a robust visual threat storyline, allowing analysts to see the different components and relationships involved in a security event.

Automate & streamline incident response tasks

Security orchestration accelerates incident response time by making it easy to codify security operations. Using a security orchestration platform like Siemplify, SOC teams can quickly build, run and automate playbooks for consistent and rapid incident response time. By blending fully automated and analyst-led processes, SOC teams can use Siemplify’s intuitive drag-and-drop playbook designer to optimize analyst time.

Collaborate & communicate to improve performance

Security orchestration creates SOC cohesiveness by improving team collaboration and communication. Siemplify serves as a workbench for all security operations activities, facilitating real-time communication and collaboration through integrated chat, automated case assignments and escalations and a cross-functional war room.

Drive efficient SecOps management and continuous improvement

Siemplify provides comprehensive reporting and business intelligence capabilities, eliminating the need for manually-produced reliable metrics. KPI dashboards provide a clear view of current cases and response times, allowing SOC teams to identify ways to improve productivity and effectiveness.

Security Orchestration Delivers Measurable ROI

Because most security operations teams already face tool overload, making the business case to add yet another detection or prevention technology is fuzzy at best. Security orchestration platforms are different in that they make existing processes more efficient, and therefore have an ROI that is easy to quantify and calculate.

Security orchestration solutions can save security operations organizations hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars annually through increased efficiency and better resource allocation. Enterprises generally see these savings spread across four key areas: alert handling costs, reporting costs, analyst training costs and miscellaneous operational costs.

reduction in alert handling costs
reduction in analyst training costs
reduction in reporting costs