Despite increasing investments in cybersecurity tools and the staff required to triage, investigate and resolve security alerts, organizations continue to struggle. Manual incident response processes, insufficient workflows, and difficulty hiring security personnel has left security operations teams struggling to keep up with the growing volume of alarms. This is where security automation and orchestration comes in. 

Security automation and orchestration enables SecOps teams to make automated network, system and application changes based on data-driven security analysis.

Security automation and orchestration removes slow, manual analyst intervention from conventional event and threat response processes and replaces it with machine-speed decision making and incident response. This capability coupled with comprehensive data gathering, standardization, workflow analysis and analytics provides organizations the ability to easily implement sophisticated defense-in-depth capabilities based on internal and external data sources.

Hear how Swimlane’s Security Automation and Orchestration platform enables security teams with machine-speed decision making through the entire incident response process.

The difference between security orchestration and automation

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Security orchestration is the integration of disparate security tools and platforms to enable automated incident response.
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Security automation is the ability to execute a sequence of tasks related to a security workflow without human intervention.

Although security automation is possible without security orchestration, on its own it is limited by a lack of context and the inability to validate when action is truly warranted. Without this context and intelligent decision-making capability, most organizations are reluctant to broadly adopt security automation. Security orchestration integrates security tools, facilitates automation and combines dashboards, reports and human collaboration to increase the overall efficiency of a SecOps team. When combining automation and orchestration, security teams can handle more alerts without adding overhead.

Security automation and orchestration adapts incident response to fit your people, security processes and technologies.

Swimlane automates security operations for enterprise teams

Swimlane’s platform helps to manage the growing volume of alerts and incidents more efficiently by automating time-consuming incident response processes. It orchestrates security playbooks and executes incident response tasks through two-way integration with a broad range of third-party security platforms. This results in faster mean time to resolution (MTTR) and allows highly skilled security analysts to better leverage their expertise by focusing on combating advanced threats.  

Swimlane collects security alert and event data from virtually any security platform with minimal effort. Then it automatically centralizes and responds to alerts using automated workflows. Customizable, KPI-driven dashboards and reports deliver the security intelligence necessary to drive continuous operational improvements and adapt to new threats.

Drastically extend the reach of your security operations team.

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