In 2019 alone, over $124 billion was spent on cybersecurity. In spite of this, however, many security teams are still struggling to keep up. Their challenges include having too many consoles to monitor, alert overload, a reliance on manual processes, and a shortage of cybersecurity personnel.
Fortunately, there are a number of technologies designed specifically to address these issues. The question is, which SOC tools are right for your organization? The SOC Automation framework is designed to help security teams simply identify their current maturity level based upon their existing investment in people, processes, and products. From there, an organization can identify the tools appropriate for their organization, as well as define the steps required to advance to the next level.
Fortinet solutions, such as FortiAnalyzer (Security Fabric analytics and automation), FortiSIEM (security incident and event management), and FortiSOAR (security orchestration, automation and response), provide solutions for organizations along with every phase of the SOC Automation framework. Each solution leverages security automation to address the key challenges faced by security architects at their level of SOC Automation. And the Security Fabric links all of these solutions together, enabling lean security teams to maximize their ability to protect their enterprise.
Leveraging the Power of FortiSOAR
SOAR represents a new level of integrated incident response management designed for today’s larger, distributed, and highly dynamic and scalable networks. FortiSOAR is an ideal solution for enterprises and service providers seeking to simplify their operations while maximizing the efficiency of their security operations centers (SOCs).
It does this by consolidating and triaging alerts from a wide range of security products, automating threat analysis and repetitive tasks to save valuable resources. This includes interoperating with a wide array of solutions and technologies, and then leveraging well-defined playbooks to automate a real-time response to security events without human intervention to streamline SOC operations.
With over 300 connectors, FortiSOAR easily integrates with all major security vendors and technologies for a single, centralized point of visibility and control, and granular, role-based access control to secure user-related data. And its more than 200 out-of-the-box, easy-to-configure playbooks, including the most advanced case management modules in the industry enhanced with incident timelines and asset correlation views, enable the automation of incident response action sequences as well as routine tasks.
FortiSOAR is able to address all three of the most important SOAR capabilities identified by Gartner:
Security incident response that spans the entire response process, from planning and management to the tracking and coordinating of responses to a security incident.
Threat and vulnerability management to enable the remediation of vulnerabilities through formalized workflow, reporting, and collaboration capabilities.
Security operations automation to enable the orchestration of workflows, processes, policy execution, and reporting.
Digital Innovation Requires Automated Security Solutions
Moving aggressively into today’s digital marketplace is essential for organizations looking to compete in the new digital economy. But new business models and digital resources expand the attack surface and can quickly overwhelm security teams struggling to see and manage the expanded network through the lenses of multiple security consoles.
Digital innovation should not come at the expense of security. Simplifying security deployment requires a Security Fabric – supported by the use of SIEM technologies to aggregate security threat intelligence, and the deployment of a SOAR solution to provide deep analysis, broad visibility, and automated response to threats. And the addition of advanced AI analysis across the distributed Security Fabric further ensures visibility, detection, orchestration, and automated response to cyber events that occur anywhere across the expanding enterprise.
Find out how FortiSOAR enables SOC teams to accelerate incident response, unify operations, and eliminate alert fatigue.
Engage in the Fortinet Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) user community (Fuse). Share ideas and feedback, learn more about our products and technology, or connect with peers