SOAR - Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Home Cybersecurity Dictionary SOAR - Security Orchestration, Automation and Response SOAR is a term developed by Gartner to describe technology platforms that aggregate security intelligence and context from disparate systems, and apply machine intelligence to streamline (or even completely automate) the incident detection and response process. One of the primary functions of SOAR relates to security orchestration and automation. Security orchestration is a method of integrating and streamlining workflows across disparate tools in order to improve both security analyst efficiency and threat detection and response. Security automation is used to execute security operations tasks without human intervention. Many of the day-to-day processes in a Security Operations Center (SOC) are repetitive and consume unnecessary time when performed manually. For example, the process of investigating a typical alert can be a mundane, and highly labor intensive effort, requiring the analyst to pivot between numerous tools to aggregate necessary data. SOAR platforms help SOCs deal with the acute shortage of security talent and overwhelming flow of security alerts that they must process. Related TermsSecurity OrchestrationSOC - Security Operation CenterMSS - Managed Security ServicesMSSP - Managed Security Service Provider Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD May 01, 2018 Secure Big Data with Orchestration and Automation Learn how securing big data is much like conducting an actual symphony. See Details Read more about Secure Big Data with Orchestration and Automation VIDEO December 08, 2017 Optiv’s Next-Gen SecOps Learn how organizations can plan, build and run their security operations using the latest techniques in automation, orchestration, analytics and repo... See Details Read more about Optiv’s Next-Gen SecOps How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.