What is SOAR?

SOAR, which stands for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response, automates repetitive and time-consuming tasks, improves threat detection, and streamlines incident response. It utilizes low-code programming engines and integrated threat intelligence feeds, and it can create automated playbooks to respond against specific events (triggers), and leverage artificial intelligence in analyzing security incidents.

SOAR is a cutting-edge platform that automates and orchestrates security processes. It helps security teams respond more quickly and effectively to cybersecurity incidents.

SOAR’s promise is that through the use of automation, organizations can reduce their dependency on human experts who are very hard to get, harder to keep, and fallible. The platform has the potential to be an invaluable tool in automating repeated and tedious tasks that would otherwise take multiple security analysts significantly longer.

However, SOAR systems tend to be complex and expensive. Implementation is not trivial, since SOAR has substantial implications for incident response, ticket management, intelligence gathering, automation and alert management.

Selecting the right SOAR system is a tricky, high-stakes endeavor. There are a lot of considerations, including organizational size, skills capacity, budgets, and timing.

Make sure that you allocate enough resources across the board for a SOAR implementation, and ensure that you give yourself a good runway prior to “going live” with it: think in terms of six months to a year for a complete implementation. Also make sure you have dedicated professionals tending the system, because SOAR is dynamic, complex, and operating in a constantly changing environment.

Do you need help with SOAR in your organization? Let us know, and we can help you make the most out of it and ensure your success.


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