Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards Names ThreatQuotient Security Automation Solution of the Year

MARC SOLOMON

With thousands of tools and technologies to choose from, navigating through cybersecurity categories and technologies to find a solution that meets your organization’s needs can be challenging. The annual Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards program helps you solve that problem by aiming to perform the most comprehensive evaluation of cybersecurity companies and solutions on the market today and recognizing the leaders. 

We are proud to share with you that the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards has recognized ThreatQuotient as the Security Automation Solution of the Year, in the category of Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR). 

The current approach to security automation and orchestration has focused on automating processes, with little to no regard to the data being processed. But this process-driven approach is actually adding complexity and creating inefficiencies that are preventing first-generation SOAR technologies from reaching their full potential. 

Since founding ThreatQuotient, we have focused on security solutions that empower the human element to work faster and more thoroughly when defending against evolving attacks — which is the phenomenon driving a rapid, and much needed, evolution of SOAR we are seeing right now. The ThreatQ Platform’s data-driven approach, open integration architecture and balanced automation delivers on the promise of SOAR.

We start with data as the lifeblood of security because it provides context from a wide range of sources, including threats, vulnerabilities, identities and more. When security is data-driven, teams have the context to focus on relevant, high-priority issues, make the best decisions and take the right action. Data-driven security also provides a continuous feedback loop that enables teams to store and use data to improve future analysis. From the beginning we have focused on automating data management – from ingestion, normalization, correlation, prioritization and translation – to support security operations.

Since the data that teams need for analysis is spread throughout the typical organization, bi-directional integrations enable teams to bring that data together in a common work surface. An open integration architecture provides the greatest access to data from technologies, threat feeds and other third-party sources. It also enables teams to drive action back to those technologies once a decision is made. 

With respect to security automation, the most effective way to empower teams is to apply automation to repetitive, low-risk, time-consuming tasks, and recognize that the need for human analysis remains. Irregular, high-impact, times-sensitive investigations are best led by a human analyst with automation simply augmenting the work. We call this balanced automation, where the balance between human and machine ensures that teams always have the best tool for the job, and a data-driven approach to both improves the speed and thoroughness of the work.

If you’re looking to make an investment in security automation or improve your return on an existing investment, validation by the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards program can help simplify your search for a solution. The ThreatQ Platform complements the SOAR capabilities offered through our ecosystem partners, or you can choose ThreatQ as your SOAR platform of choice. Either way, you’ll get a data-driven approach, with an open integration architecture and the automation capabilities you need, to realize the promise of SOAR: simplified, accelerated and thorough response. 

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