Cybersecurity professionals are locked in a battle with the criminals who want to infiltrate their systems and create chaos for the organization. The era of big data, the growth of internet-connected devices, the increasing sophistication of attackers, and the shortage of experienced, well-trained analysts have combined to pose unique challenges. Analysts are faced with the issues of alert fatigue, insider threats, a lack of standardized procedures, and the task of finding true insights amid a great deal of noise. Dealing with all of these challenges can be made easier by using the threat intelligence and security analytics capabilities of Securonix to enhance the security orchestration and automation features in Demisto.
An Overview of Securonix - Threat Intelligence and Security Analytics
Securonix offers a leading platform for security intelligence and analytics. A critical area of modern information security — as well as one of the fastest growing — is the area of security analytics. Security analytics is essential to combat external and internal threats. Although most technologies used to monitor events focus on the perimeter, Securonix goes beyond data collection and reporting to detect advanced threat patterns, including insider threats. Through the continuous analysis of the billions of events happening on your applications, systems and networks, Securonix can pinpoint suspicious activities that need additional investigation. Securonix automatically assigns a risk level to actors and threats, allowing you to prioritize investigations. The integrated IR system and versatile workbench allow analysts to conduct visual link analyses of accounts, events, users, activities, network addresses, access and systems.
An Overview of Demisto - Security Orchestration Platform
Demisto created the first and only comprehensive platform for security operations that combines incident management, machine learning, interactive investigations, and security orchestration. The orchestration engine weaves together automated tasks, workflows and analyst tasks, enabling reductions in MTTR and consistent processes for managing incidents to enhance the productivity of security analysts.
Benefits of Integrating Securonix and Demisto
Analysts need threat intelligence, fewer mundane tasks, and the ability to identify threats accurately and quickly. Integrating Securonix and Demisto can help with all of these.
- Demisto can absorb violation data from the Securonix SNYPR console.
- Specific playbooks can be triggered to gather additional information to respond to violations or about the violation fields.
- Incident response across security tools can be orchestrated and alert triage can be driven by automated playbooks.
- Information can be enriched with activity timelines, violations and user context.
- The process of decision-making can be shortened through analyst review of automated key tasks.
To demonstrate how effective integrating Securonix and Demisto can be, two case studies are presented below.
Case Study: Finding Context in Investigation Data
When analysts conduct an investigation, they must check indicators, determine whether they are malicious, and spin a contextual thread that takes into account all of the available data. Without context, the process can be time-consuming and highly repetitive.
Demisto ingests the violations from Securonix and uses hypersearch to provide analysts with critical context regarding the incident's indicators. Analysts are able to view correlations, indicator malice, and repeating patterns in both the war room and work plan windows. Contextual viewing allows analysts to identify remediation procedures, run the associated playbook, and set security orchestration in action.
Case Study: Streamlined Incident Ingestion
It is an all-too-common practice to use one platform for security orchestration and automation and a different platform to handle incident management. Lacking documentation in a single window, analysts are forced to flit between screens to gather fragmented information, making it difficult to track an incident's lifecycle.
By using Demisto for security orchestration and automation and Securonix SNYPR for managing incidents, specific Securonix violations can trigger the creation of an incident in Demisto. Demisto's investigation toolkits and playbooks can collect more information for triage and the resolution of the violation. Analysts have a detailed view of the incident and the ability to access documentation from one screen.
Security analysts need the right tools to excel at their jobs. The integration of Securonix and Demisto can help ensure that they have the tools they need to win.