Gartner: Tips for Selecting the Right Tools for Your Security Operations Center

Like many, your security operations center (SOC) is likely overwhelmed with a daily influx of alerts from an evolving threat landscape while simultaneously struggling with the cybersecurity skills gap. How can you possibly be expected to keep up?

“Security operations center (SOC) owners struggle to make the right technology investments, and unfortunately chase the latest and greatest technologies that may dilute, rather than enhance, the efficacy of the SOC.” So, how do you sift through the buzzword bingo? The Gartner Tips for Selecting the Right Tools for Your Security Operations Center report is a good place to start.

Download the Gartner report to learn:

  • What questions to ask to set the right priorities, make the optimal security investments, and get the best results.
  • How to assess the right tools to either establish a new SOC or level-up a mature SOC.
  • Why technologies promising artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), or full automation are not silver bullets for your SOC.
  • How to build a modern SOC with key components, including EDR, NTA, threat intelligence and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) solutions.

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Gartner, Tips for Selecting the Right Tools for Your Security Operations Center, Toby Bussa, Jeremy D’Hoinne, 23 January 2020.

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