What Is SOAR? Definition, Benefits & Use Cases

In general, a SOAR platform's user interface allows security teams to manage connections between all their existing security hardware and software.
A strong SOAR solution should include standard orchestration features, automated processes and workflows, and incident response capabilities that work.
Response capabilities are also where SOAR outpaces security information and event management.
A SOAR platform helps businesses with small security teams manage the tasks that they might normally not have a lot of time to perform.
Some smaller businesses with the budget for a SOAR solution also benefit from such widespread security management; they won't have to use as many products as they would otherwise.
SOAR platforms reduce the danger of full-scale cyberattacks by introducing automated threat detection processes that don't rely on security personnel's manual work.
Advantages of using a SOAR solution include looping all your security procedures into one platform, reducing the chance that you'll miss threats, and customizing automations for your team's needs.
SOAR products combine your teams' regular operations, threat detection capabilities, automated procedures, and response actions into one overall solution.
SOAR solutions reduce the number of errors made by security analysts by automating the response procedures for which they were once responsible.
Automation plays a key role in SOAR solutions, setting SOAR apart from other security platforms that don't focus on it quite as intensely.
While SOAR offers plenty of benefits to businesses that want to standardize and automate their security processes, it has a few drawbacks.
SOAR technology and approaches are newer than other security offerings, like intrusion detection and prevention systems or SIEM. This doesn't automatically mean SOAR won't work or that it's a bad idea to buy.
While many SOAR vendors have offered other complementary solutions for years, SOAR as a whole is new.
If you have a lot of Cisco networking hardware and want your SOAR to detect network security issues, make sure the solutions you're considering support Cisco appliances.
If workflows don't fit the actual threats happening in your infrastructure, the SOAR solution won't benefit your organization as a whole.
The best SOAR solutions in the security industry include Splunk SOAR, Rapid7 InsightConnect, and Microsoft Sentinel.
Splunk SOAR. Splunk is a popular SOAR provider that offers more than 300 third-party integrations with other tools - it's a good choice for teams with significant security ecosystems already in place.
Rapid7 InsightConnect is a SOAR solution that aims to simplify automation processes and give security teams flexibility.
Endpoint detection and response is similar to SOAR in its detection and response capabilities, and it may use automated processes, but SOAR is a broader category than EDR. It always includes automation, and it may be able to detect incidents on other parts of the network than just endpoints, depending on product configuration and support.
SOAR solutions can exist with or without an integrated SIEM solution.


This Cyber News was published on www.esecurityplanet.com. Publication date: Mon, 03 Jun 2024 09:43:07 +0000


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