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Unified operations


Are you effectively managing detections but unable to reduce manual workflows due to lack of automation and ineffective prioritized response for high fidelity alerts results in high dwell times and SOC inefficiencies? Bring order to the chaos of your security operations. Splunk Security unifies SIEM (Splunk Enterprise Security), SOAR (Splunk SOAR), and threat intelligence capabilities under one common worksurface - Splunk Mission Control. Now your SOC can rapidly and seamlessly detect, investigate and respond to threats using one centralized management console that leverages industry-standard response templates. Doing so allows you to better understand business risk by seeing the entire picture of security insights and trends to detect what matters, investigate holistically, and respond intelligently. 

What are the benefits of unified operations?

Using Splunk Mission Control together with Splunk Enterprise Security and Splunk SOAR helps you to coordinate workflows across the detection, investigation, and response process into a single console. This ensures that SOC teams are better aligned and are prioritizing responses based on urgency, allowing your business to better address risk. Using Response Templates within Splunk Mission Control allows SOC Directors to provide a standard response process for unique threat scenarios or prevalent attack patterns, making the basic response processes automatic for the most mundane of alerts.

What are unified operations best practices?

Unified operations best practices involve streamlining and integrating various aspects of security operations to overcome the challenges faced by security teams today. By adopting a unified approach, organizations can achieve intelligent situational awareness across interfaces, effectively detect, investigate, and respond to security threats.

One key practice is to unify threat detection, investigation, and response capabilities and data on a single work surface, enabling a comprehensive view of security insights and trends. Another important practice involves codifying operating procedures into predefined templates, simplifying workflows, and improving adherence to SOC processes. Additionally, integrating security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) enables the automation of manual, repetitive tasks, empowering proactive security operations.

By embracing these best practices and leveraging technologies like Splunk Mission Control, organizations can transform their security operations, increase efficiency, and effectively mitigate cyber threats.

How does Splunk Mission Control help with unified operations?

Analysts today are expected to respond to threats known and unknown, working twenty-four hours a day across teams, tools, and time zones. Adding more screens often means a higher chance of missing something. What analysts need is incident response, both centralized and customizable. They also need better instant search capability and point-and-click response in the same place as detection.

Using Splunk Mission Control, available to Splunk Enterprise Security customers, you can unify your security operations to shift your operational focus from minutia to mission. Among the valuable features in Splunk Mission Control are:

  • An incident review dashboard
  • Embedded investigative searches and automation workflows for enrichment and remediation
  • An integration with Splunk Enterprise Security for identity enrichment and threat intelligence frameworks
  • An integration with Splunk Threat Intelligence Management to provide additional context and enrichment to investigations
  • Response plans that provide guided actions to ensure that incidents are handled with consistency and follow best practices
  • Audit trails of your actions
  • Embedded SPL into searches to speed up investigation times

Watch the following video to see a demonstration of using Splunk Mission Control to investigate a PowerShell threat.

What unified operations processes can I put in place?    

These additional resources will help you implement this guidance: