As the looming cloud of security threats thickens, organizations are constantly on the lookout for streamlined processes that deliver the best-in-breed cybersecurity defenses throughout their infrastructure. In this article, we discuss the key challenges around cloud security and Torq’s approach to automate solutions to these challenges.
The idea behind security in the cloud-native environment needs to be about shifting the mindsets of people into handling security events as an engineering problem. This will mean that the focus is on engineering a pipeline that would go ahead and handle security threats without much of a hassle.
The dramatic growth trajectory of Torq, an Oregon-based no-code security automation startup, shows that it has gradually become the perfect pick with the most robust cyber defense postures. It empowers security teams to focus on high-value remediation and overcome cybersecurity challenges.
No-code automation – a brief
No-code automation empowers security teams to automate their tasks without the need to know how to code. They can simply drag and drop actions in order and let them run. No-code automation removes the tedious back and forth with developers required to build and maintain workflows. It is a lightweight security automation framework that can do both – identify active risks and assess configs to find breachable flaws.
No-code automation platforms enable security teams to automate manual tasks by setting rules and policies. This eliminates repetitive tasks and human errors and boosts efficiency. No-code automation platforms have idiosyncratic abilities that help facilitate their function across any environment and condition with negligible changes to their configuration. They also provide security analysts with the freedom of building the automation they require in their own way and time. No-code automation is easy to use and powerful and it enables automation scalability.
No-code platforms help decrease time to market. Consumers these days want quick delivery and a seamless product experience. And most technology is complex and their infrastructure requires security teams to rely on developers to help them with threats. But with no-code, security teams can detect, analyze and remediate vulnerabilities smoothly and rapidly.
When you have a platform that allows you to automate most processes, set predefined security policies, and build workflows that respond to alerts in real-time, you end up limiting or eliminating a lot of repetitive and mundane work. This means that security teams can find the time to concentrate on higher-level priorities and do more innovative work.
Torq, the no-code automation platform enables security teams to leverage existing security tools as well as create a robust and enduring security posture.
Torq spotlights remediation as one of its major strengths with automated remediation and threat response workflows. This significantly decreases the response time once a vulnerability is detected, thus decreasing downtime.
The platform has the ability to integrate security into any process thus securing each aspect of infrastructure. Torq goes beyond the classic use cases of conventional SOAR platforms and facilitates the automation of any security process. From building interactive chatbots to streamlining user provisioning to device policy management, everything is automated with Torq.
Torq as a security automation platform
When Torq was being built, the first thing built was a horizontally scalable orchestrator of pipelines. These pipelines are security event orchestration pipelines. This element is controlled by code and enables engineers to bring their business logic into the orchestration. You can also containerize existing tools and they can be a part of a Torq event pipeline.
Next is the low-code orchestration layer with a domain-specific language for Kubernetes custom resources that are orchestrated pipelines. Here, you define various conditions and steps referring to the building blocks built as code. This facilitates operations as a code paradigm and allows you to store your operational process in Git repos, template them, modularize them, and apply them to various environments.
The final layer is the S-code. And all three layers are completely bi-directional and interchangeable. This duality is very unique and missing amongst most of the security automation platforms we see these days.
Torq, if you have noticed, is quite a visual platform. This visual layer is entirely no-code and provides endless extensibility and the ability to integrate with any system without any hassle. You don’t need to have any sort of coding or API knowledge in order to get started on Torq. It enables you to trigger workflows on demand, by alerts from other tools, or via a predetermined schedule.
Torq is not dependent on vendor-built integration and can connect with any tool in any environment within an automated workflow. This allows security teams to connect new systems quickly and automate more processes. With Torq, teams can deploy automations for any level of response, from password resets to IaC configuration in development pipelines.
No-code tools have proliferated in all kinds of aspects of the industry. From sales automation to HR automation, everything is no-code. But the difference when it comes to cloud-native security is that no-code platforms have a wider audience to serve. Therefore, it’s more complex to build.
In comes Torq, the visually appealing no-code platform literally built for the digital age where security is a significant part of every aspect. With a visual no-code layer, an intermediate low-code layer, and the actual S-code layer, Torq seems to have a lot up its arsenal. It will be fascinating to watch the security management space and see how Torq influences it.
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