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Security operations center (SOC) automation is the process of automating manual security tasks associated with investigation and response in order to increase the speed of security operations in a SOC. Security processes that were once performed manually can be completely automated end-to-end to help unburden analysts, reduce grunt work, and reduce MTTR (mean time to respond). Typically referred to as SOAR (security orchestration, automation and response) products, this technology is commonly used alongside a SIEM (security information and event management) to increase the speed of detection, investigation, triage and incident response.
Automating the SOC supports many areas, including incident management. Common SOC automation use cases include incident analysis, security investigation, incident response and emergent threat mitigation. SOAR is typically used to automate investigation and response for phishing, ransomware, endpoint malware and other incidents.