EDR and SOAR

How to Do Endpoint Detection and Response with SOAR?

Introduction

Ensuring business continuity is the top priority of every organization. However, is it possible in the age of digital warfare? Today, businesses are at great risk from state-sponsored attacks, insider threats, external threats, organized crimes, and threats from hacktivists. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) including all types of viruses are sophisticated and fast and protecting endpoints has become a great challenge for enterprises. Therefore, endpoint security is crucial to prevent business disruption and financial loss.  

What is Endpoint Security and How Can SOAR Help?

As a matter of fact, endpoint security ensures that endpoints or entry points of end-users’ devices such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices are secured enough against cybercriminals. Endpoint security is achieved through endpoint protection systems that are specifically designed to swiftly detect, analyze, block, and contain cyber-attacks in progress. The more advanced threats such as zero-day attacks, fileless malware, and polymorphic attacks are detected by Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools.

To enhance the capabilities of EDR tools, the role of the Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) tool is inevitable. The SOAR solution continually ingests threat data from all security tools and then automatically feeds essential components into the EDR security suite so that it can produce fast and more accurate outcomes.

What Can SOAR Do to Protect Endpoints?

Using the EDR solution, security professionals can monitor endpoints and take security actions manually. However, the SOAR tool allows SOC teams to investigate alerts, query endpoints, and orchestrate immediate changes across all the endpoints at once. SOAR also can ingest alerts generating from endpoints based on the predetermined rules. The hash value of suspicious files is also considered. After that, contextual data is used to support security alerts to achieve more accurate alerts. Once these alerts are enriched with contextual data, the Sandbox is used to grab and detonate the file for analysis purposes.

SOAR can take a variety of actions based on the results produced by the Sandbox. For example, if the malicious file is detected in any of the endpoints, then SOAR can kill the process, block the hash, or quarantine the infected endpoint (s).

Endpoint Alerts and Incident Response with SOAR

A lot of endpoints mean a lot of security alerts. Is it possible to deal with millions of alerts manually? No, it’s not. This is why the SOAR security suite comes into place. SOAR incident response capabilities allow the CSIRT team to deal with pesky alerts more effectively. SOAR can inject alerts from EDR and other tools like SIEM and analysis it whether such alert is true or false.

Logsign SOAR

Protecting and detecting endpoints should be the core function of any successful SOAR solution. Logsign SOAR helps to achieve this crucial goal. It allows automation and orchestration of alerts. Besides, it includes incident management capabilities that cover the entire incident response cycle.

For an incident response to be effective, Logsign SOAR’s threat intelligence is a critical component as it provides a lot of historical data to a SOAR system to understand the nature of incidents, potential risks, action to be taken, and data to be collected.

To fill the cybersecurity skills gap, Logsign SOAR reduces the involvement of manpower by automating manual, mundane, and repetitive tasks.  

References

https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/security-awareness/endpoint.html

https://www.logsign.com/download-whitepaper

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