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Innovation Insight for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response

Published: 30 November 2017

ID: G00338719

Analyst(s): Craig Lawson , Claudio Neiva , Toby Bussa , Gorka Sadowski


Enterprises are striving to keep up with the current threat landscape with too many manual processes, while struggling with a lack of resources, skills and budgets. Security and risk management leaders should determine which SOAR tools improve security operations efficiency, quality and efficacy.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • The Evolution of SOAR From 2015 to 2017
  • Description and Functional Components
    • Orchestration
    • Automation
    • Incident Management and Collaboration
    • Dashboards and Reporting
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Recommendations
    • Improve Security Operations Efficiency and Efficacy
    • Product Selection
    • Better Prioritize the Focus of Security Operations
    • Don't "Boil the Ocean" — Focus on Critical Security Processes and Use Tools Such as SOAR to Evolve From There
  • Representative Vendors

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