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SOARs vs. No-Code Security Automation: The Case for Both

Just a few years ago, security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) was the new buzzword associated with security modernization. Today, however, SOAR platforms are increasingly assuming a legacy look and feel. Although SOARs still have their place in a modern SecOps strategy, the key to driving SecOps forward today is no-code security automation.

SOAR Security: 7 Disadvantages of SOAR Solutions

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platforms are great tools for helping teams work smarter, faster, and more efficiently against security risks. But, used on their own, SOARs are far from perfect for meeting the full security needs of the modern organization.

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To Reinvent SOAR, Automation Is only a Feature

Security, by its very nature, is one of the most innovative fields on the planet. Every technological advancement carries with it a handful or more of new attack vectors, which in turn lead to a dizzying amount of security innovation as our industry works to mitigate risk and defend against threats. But for all this innovation, there are a few ways in which security lags far behind.

Splunk SOAR Feature Video: Configure Third Party Tools

To get started in Splunk SOAR, you will need to configure an asset. Assets are the security and infrastructure assets that you integrate with the Splunk SOAR platform, like firewalls and endpoint products. Splunk SOAR connects to these assets through apps. Apps extend the platform by integrating third-party security products and tools.

Splunk SOAR Feature Video: Contextual Action Launch

Splunk SOAR apps have a parameter for action inputs and outputs called "contains". These are used to enable contextual actions in the Splunk SOAR user interface. A common example is the contains type "ip". This is a powerful feature that the platform provides, as it allows the user to chain the output of one action as input to another.