Threat Intelligence is great in theory, but without proper integration into Security Operations it can be difficult to take full advantage of its value. Swimlane provides a cohesive system to leverage Threat Intelligence that enable organizations to react faster and more intelligently, reduces effort, and moves security responses earlier in the kill chain. Swimlane provides this by seamlessly integrating Threat Intelligence as part of the incident response and remediation process. This provides both analysts and organizations with greater situational awareness about not only what is affecting them right now, but what they should be looking for in the future, what course of action they should take. This seamless workflow increases the value and ROI of your existing Threat Intelligence feeds, as well as, gives analysts greater context for threat discovery and response. Most importantly, it may provide insight into something that was missed.

How it works:

  1. Security events, incidents, alerts, cases and other tasks are consolidated into Swimlane providing a central location for all security alerts.
  2. As security alerts are being managed in Swimlane, relevant data points such as IP addresses, domains and email addresses are being compared to your available Threat Intelligence sources.
  3. As analysts prioritize and triage events, items that correlate to relevant Threat Intelligence are highlighted in Swimlane.
  4. Analysts have the opportunity to review the associated data right in Swimlane with no need to copy and paste it into another application or run new queries.
  5. The analyst can pivot within the Threat Intelligence tables to look for new threats or find new associations to better prepare them to take preventative or responsive action.
  6. With this greater situational awareness and correlated Threat Intelligence, analysts are able to quickly bring this new intelligence back into Swimlane to search their existing tools for previous undetected patterns, or automatically deploy preventative measures to their infrastructure.

Conclusion: Using Threat Intelligence with Swimlane provides organizations and analysts with a focused use for their existing feeds, while also providing the broad understanding and situational awareness that this information can provide. Leveraging Threat Intelligence as part of the alert management process allows analysts to not only have more context for the events they are resolving but allows them to take preventative measures to ensure the next steps in an attack campaign are not successful.