SOAR use cases depend upon a variety of factors such as technical environment, business requirements, industry verticals, underlying tools and technologies, and legal/compliance requirements among other deciding factors. Some of the most prominent use cases offered by our SOAR solution are given below.
SOAR playbooks automate this data accumulation process and minimize the manual intervention by analyzing the gathered data and adding context for each vulnerability before manual control is handed over to a security analyst for remediation. An ideal playbook shall gather vulnerability data, add relevant CVE information, present context, calculate severity, and finally, remediation. It should be automated, simple, customizable, and intuitive.
A SOAR playbook can effectively address challenges posed by phishing emails by performing automated standard phishing responses at machine speed on a large scale. Phishing emails can be treated as an incident and a corresponding playbook will get executed to analyze a phishing mail, its source, attachments, title, etc. along with finding potential indicators of compromise and matching them against the existing database.
A SOAR solution enables an organization to detect advanced malware threats and convert them into actionable points for effective redressal. SOAR solution performs behaviour analysis instead of matching against a database of previously detected signatures, incident response process is initiated quickly while requiring minimum human intervention.
Compromised credentials can be used by an insider as well as an outsider to cause harm to an organization. Using behavioural analysis, a SOAR solution detects compromised credentials of a user on various factors such as unusual time of login, log in at an unusual frequency, accessing unusual data, etc.
ChatOps promote conversation-oriented and collaboration-driven investigation where security analysts, workflows, playbooks, security tools, processes, and chatbots exist in the same platform to carry out an in-depth investigation.
Since many incident response functionalities are automated, security analysts have ample amount of time to invest in proactive security activities such as threat hunting. A SOAR further assists an analyst by hunting for information from threat intelligence tools on the basis of gathered indicators of compromise, such as IP addresses, hashes, URLs, etc. by utilizing appropriate playbooks.