The function of the security operations center (SOC) is to monitor, prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to cyber threats around the clock. SOC teams are charged with monitoring and protecting the organization’s assets including intellectual property, personnel data, business systems, and brand integrity. The SOC team implements the organization’s overall cybersecurity strategy and acts as the central point of collaboration in coordinated efforts to monitor, assess, and defend against cyberattacks.
Although the staff size of SOC teams vary depending on the size of the organization and the industry, most have roughly the same roles and responsibilities. A SOC is a centralized function within an organization that employs people, processes, and technology to continuously monitor and improve an organization’s security posture while preventing, detecting, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity incidents.
SOC teams must constantly stay one-step ahead of attackers. In recent years, this has become more and more difficult. The following are the top three challenges that every SOC team faces:
For many Security Operations Center (SOC) teams, finding malicious activity inside the network is like finding a needle in a haystack. They are often forced to piece together information from multiple monitoring solutions and navigate through tens of thousands of daily alerts. The results: critical attacks are missed until it’s too late.
Designed to address SOC challenges, Check Point Horizon enables security teams to expose, investigate, and shut down attacks faster, and with 99.9% precision. Easily deployed as a unified cloud-based platform, it increases security operations efficiency and ROI.
Horizon SOC goes beyond XDR with AI-based incident analysis augmented by the world’s most powerful threat intelligence and extended threat visibility, both inside and outside your enterprise. By providing easy access to exclusive threat intelligence and hunting tools it enables faster and more in-depth investigations.
Check Point Horizon helps enterprises protect their networks by delivering: