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Contextualize Security Events & Incidents with IT Asset Data in Splunk SOAR

4 min. read
By Esben Dochy

If 2022 is anything like the last two years, enterprise organizations across all industries will be battling more cyberattacks than ever. Scammers and cybercriminals are developing new ways to attack networks, leveraging advanced techniques and AI to infiltrate IT assets and launch large-scale attacks. In 2021 alone, 37% of organizations globally were victims of an attack, and losses added up to more than $6 trillion.

Forbes reports that a shortage in cybersecurity professionals, combined with the continued proliferation of IoT devices and other trends, will increase risk and requires us to be prepared. According to Forbes, “Cybercriminals thrive on this false sense of security and subsequent complacency to do their worst. We must always be on guard as Cybercrime is rampant, and the threats don’t discriminate.” 

SOAR to the Rescue

To ensure a healthy IT infrastructure, today’s businesses must have tools and processes to quickly and accurately identify blind spots, vulnerabilities, and non-compliance issues in their IT infrastructure. Then make rapid, data-driven decisions about applying the necessary updates and fixes to prevent attacks. Security Operations teams widely use Security Orchestration and Response (SOAR) platforms to collect threat-related data from various data sources and automate responses to incidents and events.

But that process becomes problematic without detailed information about all of the IT assets across your IT estate. Collecting, organizing, and analyzing IT asset data is tedious and time-consuming; historically, the process has been mostly manual. Errors and outdated information are common, making it difficult to orchestrate fixes, regardless of what SOAR solution you have in place. To address this challenge, Lansweeper has partnered with multiple SIEM/SOAR providers to make rich IT asset data instantly available in case of a security event or incident.

Splunk SOAR Integration

Splunk SOAR (Formerly known as Splunk Phantom) is a market-leading SOAR solution that combines security infrastructure orchestration, playbook automation, case management capabilities, and integrated threat intelligence to streamline the processes related to responding to security incidents and events. When an event occurs, Splunk SOAR automates the orchestration process and routes security incidents to an analyst or expert with the skills and knowledge for handling them. A robust abstraction layer translates user commands into tool-specific actions. Users can execute a series of steps to destroy infected or suspicious files and quarantine devices, then create playbooks for workflows in Python or with a no-code visual editor.

While Splunk SOAR automates and streamlines orchestration to accelerate remediation, security teams still need to gather information about an event or incident before initiating the response. Questions they must answer include:

  • What devices are impacted?
  • Where are the devices located?
  • Who’s using those devices?
  • What OS and software are the devices running?
  • Is there a software vulnerability on the device?
  • What information is contained on the device, and is it sensitive or confidential information?

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Knowing the answers to these questions helps to pinpoint the threat and its potential impact and prioritize the following actions. Alerts don’t typically come with this information, even though all of it is essential for accelerating response time and stopping an attack. While teams spend time hunting down IT asset data, the attack could spread rapidly, causing massive damage. Threat investigations and responses are performed faster and at scale across complex or expansive IT infrastructures when IT asset enrichment data is instantly available within the SOAR solution. 

Fortunately, Splunk SOAR has a flexible app model that enables users to integrate with hundreds of tools via thousands of unique APIs to connect and coordinate complex workflows across teams and tools – and Lansweeper is one of them.

Enrich Asset Data in Splunk SOAR with Lansweeper

Lansweeper’s integration with Splunk SOAR puts detailed IT asset data at the fingertips of security teams so that they can instantly contextualize security events and alerts with real-time granular information about devices, device location, installed software, and users, and more. Based on the IP/MAC, Splunk SOAR fetches the Lansweeper enrichment data. It automatically populates the information into alerts, enabling security analysts to gain actionable insights immediately without having to source data from other tools or manually hunt it down.

With rapid access to all the data they need to orchestrate a response, security teams can improve how they manage security operations, conduct threat hunting and incident response with confidence and efficiency, and automate security policies to protect their organizations. This vital integration allows SOC teams to fine-tune incident response strategies to improve their overall IT security posture.

It’s one thing reading about the solution – it’s another to see it in action. Watch our on-demand webinar for a deep dive and how it works.

Lansweeper Platform Integrations

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The Lansweeper Platform connects right into your existing technology stack so you can fuel every IT scenario with up-to-date, accurate data. Leverage data and insights where needed most: auto-populate your CMDB, improve your IT Service Management, enrich security incident alerts, strengthen your Attack Surface Management, and so on. No matter what the IT scenario, the data is there, it’s accurate, and it’s ready to use.

Lansweeper’s integration with Splunk SOAR is one of the many ways the Lansweeper platform seamlessly fits into your existing technology stack. Learn more about our available integrations here.


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