Security analysts spend an inordinate amount of time gathering data, running reports, sending notifications and handling administrative tasks. Swimlane automates those tasks to allow analysts to focus on more productive security activities. The time savings is significant. Automating these tasks and optimizing workloads allows an organization to improve analyst productivity, raise team morale and increase their return on staff investments.

Advanced Security Operations Software

Managing the day-to-day, week-to-week and year-over-year Security Operations of an organization is a complex and time consuming endeavor. The ability to build standardized processes, train staff, gather metrics, generate reporting and make improvements to your Security Operation requires more hours than are available in a day. Security Analysts and Managers spend large portions of their time working on data gathering, generating reports and sending general notifications. As additional staff is hired, there is hope that they will spend their time monitoring, hunting for and reacting to attacks, but in most cases they end up spending most their time managing projects, tickets and reports of their own. Swimlane allows organizations to capture, standardize, improve and automate Security Operations tasks and activities by automatically gathering data and metrics from analysts. This allows an organization to capture knowledge, process and techniques that can be used by other members of the team or automated to run without human intervention.

How it works:

  1. Security operations activities are modeled in Swimlane from existing processes, playbooks and run books. Undocumented activities are identified and standardized while the organization moves to the centralized Security Operations platform.
  2. As Swimlane is used, data is automatically gathered on the progress and status of all activities. These metrics are specific to your organization’s method of doing business and are the metrics that are important to you, not ones designated by a vendor.
  3. The metrics provide the capability to see how well the Security Operations team is operating, and give you the ability to compare and contrast the individual and team performance.
  4. These metrics and data points are captured into reports and made available as real-time dashboards to analysts and managers.

Conclusion: Non-core mission tasks such as project management, data gathering, report generation and notification are taking up large and expensive parts of security teams daily time, leaving less time for hunting, investigating and improving the security of an organization. Swimlane provides a method to automate the time-consuming administrative tasks of a Security Operations team, allowing them more time to do the activities they were hired to do. This new focus improves the moral of analysts and provides management with the insight to the value their team is providing the organization.