Automation is one of the trending topics in cybersecurity. The primary reason for automating mundane and repeatable tasks is to allow people to shift focus to problem-solving activities. Organizations can become more resilient to cyber-attacks by directing all the resources to these problem-solving activities.
Integration means the taking multiple tools and combining their processes, whether those tasks are automated or not.
Automation examples include change management collection across a network firewall. Going line by line manually is a tedious and ultimately futile task given the length of log files. Creating a script to identify changes is far easier and more accurate.
In RedSeal, most processes can be automated:
- Save query
- Run query
- Anything scheduled is an automation
Without security automation, analysts must resolve threats manually. This often entails investigating the issue and comparing it against the organization’s threat intelligence to determine its legitimacy, deciding on a course of action, then manually resolving the issue — all on potentially millions of alerts and often with incomplete data.
That means automating individual tools leaves a lot to be desired. That is where the benefits on integration kick in. 30 years ago software applications were rigid and closed off from each other. Fifteen years ago, there were APIs which allowed data to flow easily from one application to another. As of, five years ago, things became more flexible.
Now, integrations are only limited by imagination.
For security teams using RedSeal, most common integration is ServiceNow for not just ticketing, but identifying stale and missing network assets in the ServiceNow CMDB. RedSeal enriches the ServiceNow inventory data by adding specific location information about the network devices. ServiceNow provides back critical asset information into RedSeal, which in turn identifies risk to these assets—all while the operation is in the ServiceNow Service Management dashboard. RedSeal plus ServiceNow enables network and security teams to automate the resolution of change control requests in a matter of minutes rather than days. Click here to learn more about RedSeal and ServiceNow.
For users of ForeScout, integrating with RedSeal allows them to identify high-risk end points based on RedSeal’s risk score; use RedSeal to identify risk to critical assets; use ForeScout CounterACT to automate risk mitigation; and discover devices that have STIG or other configuration violations. Click here to learn more about RedSeal and ForeScout.
The goal of Incident Response is to address and manage a security breach in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs. Your SIEM solution can identify an Indicator of Compromise (IOC) by analyzing and correlating the massive streams of machine data generated by your IT systems and technology infrastructure.
Through a seamless integration with the Splunk Adaptive Response framework, the combination of RedSeal and Splunk can result in a significant increase in network situational awareness and full visibility of network access paths to/from an IOC to critical assets and contain downstream risk, within minutes. Click here to learn more about RedSeal and Splunk.
Moreover, there are third party tools are custom applications that are grassroots tools that can create specific integrations that provide data exactly when and how they want to meet their enterprises specific requirements.
At the same time you must do what you can to detect and prevent network security incidents, you need a quick response to network attacks that do get through, quickly investigating and containing network security incidents to minimize (or prevent) loss.
Although SIEMs reduce a large volume of data, they still generate more indicators of compromise (IoC) than your team can quickly investigate. Just locating a compromised device — physically or logically — can be a time-consuming, manual task.
RedSeal’s model of your network provides detailed options.
A RedSeal model of your network — across on-premise, cloud and virtual environments — gives you the detail you need to quickly accelerate network incident response. You will be able to quickly locate a compromised device, determine which assets bad actors can reach from there – and get information to stop them. Since RedSeal’s model includes all possible access paths, you will see the paths a network attacker could take to valuable assets. And, you’ll get specific containment options so you can decide what action to take — from increasing monitoring, to placing honey pots, to changing firewall rules, to simply unplugging the device — decreasing your network incident response time.
What is RedSeal’s Approach to Automation and Integration?
RedSeal has been called by CSO Magazine as a “force multiplier for your existing security products.”
To streamline security teams’ efforts, and further improve network security, RedSeal now integrates into the user interfaces of several leading security products.
The RedSeal security platform integration improves the efficacy of each of these security products, giving their users unprecedented network context within the tools, and in the format they’re already using.
Integrate your technology ecosystem.
RedSeal enhances your existing security investments by adding network topology and connectivity knowledge across all your network environments. You get a comprehensive network-wide view of your security posture.
View our Technology Integration Guide for details on supported devices and software.
Even advanced security systems depend on adjacent solutions to provide a comprehensive and current view into network risk. RedSeal works with Technology Integration Partners to develop deep integrations through integration apps. The apps add value to both products, providing users with exceptional network context within the tools, and in the format, they are already using.
- Contextual and actionable insights by RedSeal within host applications
- Relevant and focused data inside the application and the workflow that you are already familiar with
- No need for another application on your already-crowded desktop
- The power of RedSeal without additional training/IT resources required
- Free of cost and available now
Click here to read more about RedSeal’s integrations.