Automation and Response
„A SOAR system combines the manual analysis of
security incidents with automatic information retrieval
and targeted response capabilities."
Automation and Response
„A SOAR system combines the manual
analysis of security incidents
with automatic information retrieval
and targeted response capabilities.”
Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)
SOAR systems provide you with a platform to efficiently process incoming alarms from various IT security systems. To do this, they combine all the information relevant in the company that is required to process an IT security incident.
By introducing a SOAR system, we sustainably improve your security process and strengthen the reproducibility and quality of the analysis work.
Connect to your SOAR all systems that can initially detect a potential IT security incident, provide further information for assessment or initiate protective measures.
Automatically correlate incoming alerts from different data sources to avoid duplicates. Automate recurring tasks for fast and efficient analysis.
Automatically respond to alerts through connected components such as firewalls and EDR systems, ensuring rapid implementation of countermeasures in the event of a threat.
SOAR supports the analysis
SOAR automates the analysis and response process following a security alert
Time-intensive information gathering and response
Without a SOAR system, security alerts that occur must be contextualized and assessed with additional information in a time-consuming manner. In addition, a subsequent manual response is required to minimize the impact of the security incident.
Automatic contextualization and response
A SOAR system automatically enriches security alarms with further information and carries out initial countermeasures. A security analyst immediately receives all relevant information and can quickly and efficiently initiate further measures.
The most important FAQ from the SOAR area
SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) is a combination of compatible programs that enables an organization to collect security threat data from a wide variety of sources.
Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) systems provide a platform to efficiently process incoming alarms from various IT security systems within the company. To this end, they bring together all the relevant information within the company that is required to process a potential IT security incident. Furthermore, the tools offer the possibility to react automatically to alarm messages and to initiate appropriate protective measures. A SOAR supports security analysts in threat and vulnerability management, the incident response process and the automation of various security-related processes.
In addition to a SIEM, SOAR, which is integrated in the company, is the central tool for processing potential security incidents as part of the incident response process. It combines all the security tools used in the company on a single platform, combines the available information and supports the collaboration of several analysts on a case. It also serves to document past incidents.
- Central connection of all security tools
- Automatic (pre-) processing of incoming security alarms
- Display of all relevant information at a glance
- Easy collaboration between analysts and cases
- Automatic reaction to confirmed incidents
- Continuous documentation of all events
We have experience with many leading SOAR vendors.
In addition, SECUINFRA has strategic partnerships with Swimlane and Palo Alto Networks to get the most out of SOAR.
The SOAR system supports the work of security analysts in a targeted manner, but cannot replace them. A SOAR system automates recurring tasks, aggregates alarms of one alarm type or reacts to threats with specific measures. A SOAR also helps to implement an efficient way of working by bringing together all security-relevant systems, information and people on one platform.
NO. A SIEM system is responsible for the initial detection of potential security incidents. After the initial alert from the SIEM system, it is the security analyst’s job to contextualize it and assess the threat to the organization. If the alarm turns out to be a concrete threat, it is necessary to react accordingly within the framework of the incident response process and to take appropriate protective measures.
A SOAR supports the security analyst in all steps after the initial alarm. This includes the automation of recurring analysis steps, the central control of various security tools and the continuous documentation of all steps performed and their results.
More and more companies want to improve their security process with a SOAR – but this is difficult or even impossible, especially with small budgets or a lack of in-house IT security experts. SECUINFRA offers you the possibility to realize your individual SOAR according to a modular principle. Our experts work with you to plan the implementation and optimization of various analysis scenarios and automations.
SECUINFRA can look back on years of experience in the field of cyber defense and analysis of security incidents. The know-how gained flows into every new project.
Our co-managed SOAR approach supports you exactly where you need support – flexibly, hybrid and above all transparently.
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Where the SOAR system does the work
The right SIEM and SOAR deployment using the example of the incident response process
Even before a security incident occurs, the SOAR system strengthens security in the company. Through the connection to all relevant security systems, software statuses can be monitored for their up-to-dateness or threat intelligence information.
In addition, the SOAR contains all the playbooks needed to respond automatically to the alarm and initiate initial measures in the event of an incident.
The detection of a potential IT security incident is divided into several areas. These include alerts from the SIEM system, the endpoint or network detection and response solution, or employees reporting a phishing email.
Further, the analysis process can also be triggered by findings including threat hunting or by information from threat intelligence sources.
After the initial alert, it must be assessed by further information and correlation of different events. Here, the SOAR system supports and provides all relevant information automatically. In addition, accumulated alarms can be summarized or de-duplicated. Through the collected information, the SOAR is also able to assess alarms and, if necessary, identify them as false positives before an analyst has to invest work.
In the containment phase, the SOAR system initiates individual initial measures based on the previously obtained information in order to keep the potential damage as low as possible. This includes, for example, the isolation of a host system or the blocking of user accounts.
In addition, SOAR enables an analyst to centrally control all security tools and provides a precise overview of the current steps.
The SOAR system also enables the connection of a ticketing system or the sending of e-mails to inform other people about the incident.
In addition, continuous documentation of all events takes place within the entire incident response process.
Once the analysis work is complete, the SOAR system offers the option of automatically or manually resetting the containment measures taken. Furthermore, passwords can be reset if required, e.g. through connections to Active Directory.
All collected Indicators of Compromise remain in the SOAR system to correlate later alerts.
Through the traceable flow within the incident response process and the continuous documentation of all steps, the SOAR system provides a clear overview of the incident and a basis for subsequent lessons learned.
That's why SECUINFRA
Continuous support and further development of the SOAR system by SECUINFRA’s cyber defense experts make it possible to respond to a constantly changing threat landscape.
SECUINFRA can look back on years of experience in use case development and analysis of security incidents. The know-how gained flows into every new project.
- Customer orientation
Thanks to SECUINFRA’s many years of experience in the consulting field, our cyber defense experts can address your needs in a targeted manner.
Within the framework of our partnerships with leading manufacturers, we have a direct communication channel and can react to changes in a targeted manner.
The project does not stop after the SOAR implementation. If desired, SECUINFRA will also support you during the analysis and further development.