Understanding alert overload part 2: How no-code automation can transform your security team

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Written by Thomas KinsellaCo-founder & CCO, Tines

In a previous post, we discussed how alert overload can cripple security teams and prevent them from effectively detecting and responding to threats. In this post, we explore how no-code automation can help reduce the burden of alerts while providing the visibility and connectivity your organization requires.

It's critical to have robust security solutions that not only help you detect but also block serious attacks before they cause any damage. Fortunately, there are tools available today that make this easier than ever through intuitive design and powerful features - the last thing any security team wants is tools that slow them down or cloud their judgment.

Automating the management and remediation of security alerts can improve your organization’s overall effectiveness by giving your team more time for tasks that require deeper expertise. Automation helps security teams eliminate tedious manual processes, partially or end-to-end, and handle fundamental tasks, including: 

  • Identifying which alerts are urgent and need to be addressed immediately

  • Escalating alerts to the appropriate person or team

  • Closing out or suppressing unimportant alerts

  • Providing clear visibility into the alert management process

Best-in-class solutions, like Tines, remove technological barriers, reduce alert fatigue, and speed up ROI, particularly for junior analysts and non-developers. More than a SOAR solution, Tines facilitates cross-collaboration while preventing duplication of effort and information silos.

The Tines Story Library has a wide range of automation Stories that are ready to use and customize to separate the signal from the noise and much more. These Stories are just a small sample of what Tines can do. Take a look at some of our most popular examples below!

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All of the automation Stories above, and indeed any workflow within the Story Library, can be adapted to connect to your custom and off-the-shelf security tools to achieve similar outcomes.

Ultimately, by leveraging no-code automation, security teams can take a proactive approach to managing alerts instead of being bogged down by a never-ending stream of them. And when alerts are properly managed, it frees up time for security teams to focus on more strategic tasks, including updating their documentation and patching new vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. 

When choosing an automation solution, it's important to consider your organization's specific needs. There are a variety of SOAR solutions on the market, so do your research before deciding on which approach is right for your team and be sure to test it thoroughly before rolling it out in your environment.

Visit the Tines Story Library to discover and customize dozens of automation workflows to help you manage your security alerts and more.

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