Automated threat response is the third building block that is crucial for comprehensive Security Automation and Orchestration. Each of the three building blocks, Visibility, Control and Response, work in tandem to quickly contain malicious or suspicious access to your network.  

With the large volume and sophistication of today’s cyber-threats, security teams must respond quickly to threats. Security and network teams need to collaborate to share information to effectively protect against threats – essentially bridging the gap between Security Operations Centers (SOC) and Network Operations Centers (NOC).

Automated threat response simplifies and streamlines your network security solution. Today’s organizations are benefiting from automated threat response that includes security events triage and correlation, ticketing systems integration and endpoint containment. In a recent Ponemon Institute study, participants averaged 17,000 weekly malware alerts, of which 19% were found to be reliable. Sadly, it also found that only 4% are investigated. [i]  The Ponemon Institute further extrapolates that is costs the organization that participated in the study approximately $1.27 million a year in wasted time responding to security alerts.[ii] Clearly, automated threat response is crucial to lower these costs and effectively contain security threats.

Implementing these three steps will provide visibility into all devices accessing the network, contextual information tied to every network connection, and ability to automate threat response to shorten containment time. For more information on Network Sentry, contact us or visit our resources section for on-demand webinars, white papers, case studies and more.