In theory, adding a new SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) or SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) tool to a security environment can provide some incremental benefits including analytics and automation. However, In practice most security teams don’t have the time, knowledge, or staff on hand to perform the level of calibration required to integrate their detection and response capabilities through these tools. And even when they do, adding a new layer of security to the environment requires an unpredictable amount of recalibration. While valuable in certain contexts, the integration achieved through SIEM or SOARs aren’t enough to overcome the underlying incompatibilities between your security solutions that are preventing you from detecting threats rapidly and reducing response times.
This translates to teams that are buried in alerts, unable to improve metrics like mean time to detection (MTTD), mean time to remediation (MTTR), and end up struggling to make time for other critical tasks like identifying opportunities for automation and fine-tuning critical policies.