Use Cases

Use cases for security orchestration, automation and response

Security automation and orchestration can enable your security team to respond to more alerts more quickly with unlimited use cases that fit your organization's specific technologies and processes. Below are a few of the most common use cases that Swimlane can address.

Automating The Investigation Of Phishing Emails
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Automating the investigation and quarantine of suspected phishing emails

With millions of phishing emails sent daily, it's no surprise there are new and increasingly-damaging attacks regularly making headlines. For a typical organization, it can take between 10 to 45 minutes to manually triage just one of these suspected emails. Automate the investigation and quarantine of such emails with Swimlane to reduce mean time to resolution, consistently execute your incident response processes, and reduce human error.

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Reviewing And Investigating Siem Alerts
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Reviewing and investigating all alerts generated by a SIEM

Manually reviewing and investigating all SIEM alarms is logistically impossible, and such alarms often lack necessary event context, requiring additional, time-consuming research. By automating as much as 80-90 percent of the incident response process, Swimlane enables security teams to address the high volume of alerts faster, without requiring additional resources. The remaining tasks that then need human intervention benefit from enhanced contextual information and improved workflow consistency.

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Integrating disparate security tools to enable proactive threat hunting

Slow, manual processes limit an organization's proactive threat hunting capabilities. Most threat research includes collecting evidence by manually drilling down into logs or packet captures and accessing multiple third party systems. By integrating a company's entire security toolset and taking advantage of Swimlane's case management capabilities, analysts have a clear picture of the complete context of an alert or incident without having to manually hunt for this information. Analysts can then spend more time hunting new threats and getting ahead of advisories.

Rapidly Responding To Insider Threats
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Rapidly responding to and minimizing the damage caused by insider threats

Researching and validating potential insider threats requires extensive effort. Insider threat activity frequently looks like normal behavior and is spread out over multiple systems, which can make it hard to detect and understand the scope of an attack. With Swimlane, organizations can integrate these disparate tools and orchestrate threat detection to give SecOps teams complete visibility into all insider threat detection alerts. This reduces MTTD and MTTR, which speeds up an analysts ability to identify and stop insider threats before they cause major damage.

Automating The Lookup Of Iocs
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Automating the lookup of IOCs in threat intelligence platforms

Threat Intelligence feeds are constantly evolving to accommodate new and updated indicators of compromise (IOCs), but ensuring accurate validation of security alarms requires continuously checking them against up-to-date IOCs to ensure that they are real. This is a time consuming and inefficient process. Swimlane automates the lookup of IOCs from all threat intelligence platforms. This ensures that security teams are leveraging the most current threat intelligence data at all times, which enables them to respond faster to real threats, drastically minimizing risk.

Automatically Verifying User Identity
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Automatically verifying user identity and permissions to protect sensitive resources

The smooth and rapid verification of privileged credentials is critical to maintaining good security hygiene. But security teams in large organizations can’t feasibly validate all user activity at all times and face a growing challenge to manually check user permissions to determine if behavior is legitimate or malicious. Swimlane can automatically validate user permissions for specific resources and also automate other protective actions like running AV scans and disabling AD accounts, so that the effects of any malicious activity can be mitigated as quickly as possible.

Investigating And Remediating Endpoint Alerts
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Investigating and remediating endpoint-related alerts more quickly

Large organizations have hundreds, or even thousands, of endpoints generating alarms indicating potential threats every day. Manually researching these alarms and executing high volume endpoint actions in an enterprise environment is time consuming and frequently too slow to be effective. Swimlane can automatically augment endpoint-related alerts by enriching the data with external threat intelligence sources, internal sources, EDR platforms and other tools. No matter the process—whether partially or fully automated—having the correct contextual data is critical for rapidly finding other affected endpoints and taking the appropriate remediation actions. This ensures that all endpoint-related alerts are addressed and helps to prevent incidents from escalating into full-fledged security breaches.

Collecting And Centralizing Forensic Data
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Collecting and centralizing relevant forensic data for faster, more effective investigations

Gathering forensic details post-incident can be a cumbersome manual task, as investigators are typically required to access evidence from multiple disparate third-party systems. Swimlane streamlines investigations by automating forensic data collection from disparate tools and providing a centralized repository for all collected evidence. Integrated case management then provides immediate, intuitive access to all forensic detail necessary to rapidly conduct an investigation, allowing a forensics investigator to spend more time analyzing and less time performing administrative functions.

See Swimlane Use Cases in Action

See how security automation and orchestration can improve operational efficiency and speed up the incident response process in our use case demo videos.