Evaluating a SOAR platform? Make sure to ask your vendor these 11 questions.

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Sound familiar? If your feed looks anything like ours, you’ve likely been inundated with article after article publishing the top trends in cybersecurity for 2019. We’ve even done a couple of our own on the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing.

It’s not surprising that security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) keeps popping up on these lists of cybersecurity trends. SOAR platforms help security operations (SecOps) teams increase their efficiency by aggregating the proliferating amount of data, turning that data into actionable insights, and then automating a significant percentage of the incident response process.

With SOAR, analysts are enabled to respond to every alert while reducing mean time to resolution (MTTR) with a comprehensive dashboard presenting a full view of alerts and tools along with insignts and metrics to help monitor performance—simplifying, automating and documenting the entire incident response process.

How do you choose the best #SOAR solution for your organization? Ask your vendor these 11 questions!

So, how do you decide which SOAR solution makes the most sense for your organization’s unique environment?

Selecting new software can be tricky, and like other organizations, you need to make sure you are getting the best value for your time and money. However, exclusively focusing on a list of available features is not the best way to make a software choice.

Products are constantly evolving. Frequently, evaluators are left looking at a checklist of seemingly identical SOAR features without a real understanding of how to assess the differences from one platform to the next.

But if a side-by-side checklist of required features isn’t the answer, what methods can you use to choose the right SOAR solution for your organization?

When it comes to likely indicators of successful platform deployment, it’s essential to look beyond advertisements and dig into the differentiators. To help you do so, we’ve crafted an infographic with 11 important questions to ask when evaluating a SOAR platform:

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Swimlane authored by Sydni Williams-Shaw. Read the original post at: