The world is rapidly gravitating towards growth and innovation. Cyber threat has taken center stage over the past few months. Cyber threats are evolving faster than organizations can hire enough skilled security experts.
Automation made grand promises of solving the security problem but it hasn’t lived up to it. Although automation has made many aspects of the software world efficient, security still seems to be a chink in its armor.
Integrating security tools with complex configurations of widespread cloud infrastructure has become an almost impossible battle to win. The latest entrant, no-code automation, seems like a mighty contender.
The fault in our security automation
The modern security team has an arsenal of tools at its display. Yet, security automation is not an easy endeavor.
Currently, the two biggest nemeses of security automation are:
a) The headaches of Integration
No matter how good your security automation tools are, they are redundant if they can’t get along. So, trying to figure out a way in which these tools will automatically integrate with each other and with the cloud infrastructure of an organization significantly decreases their efficiency.
b) The chaos of configuration
Modern cloud infrastructure is quite complex. Naturally, the tools required to secure them are also complex and require intricate configurations just to perform basic tasks. Engineers have to jump through hoops to configure and update them as and when the environment shifts. This is precious time and effort being wasted and efficiency of automation tools ruined.
What is no-code automation?
No-code automation platforms enable you to easily access security automation basics by removing any and all barriers to coding. It enables access to complex workflows that can be integrated with the IT operations tooling stack in a codeless manner. No-code automation allows analysts to work on their own time and build the type of automation they require, without having to know how to write scripts. It gives them the freedom to automate as much of their workflows as they require.
The “drag-&-drop” approach combined with their pre-made templates makes no-code automation a great choice for security teams. It also contributes to high-quality work from your workforce by eliminating tedious tasks and helping them focus on significant things. No-code automation helps security teams execute their security functions across the entire tech stack of an organization seamlessly. It makes the process of identifying and remediating vulnerabilities a rapid process.
So, with no-code automation, you can secure your entire cloud infrastructure against security threats without actually having to write a single line of code. It also has the ability to function across any environment with little to no changes to its configurations. No-code automation provides a unique trifecta of customization, utility, and efficiency.
Benefits of no-code automation
1. Utilize your complex tools
Historically, security tools have required an intricate level of configuration. In addition to this, they had to be customized depending on their specific purpose. No-code security automation enables anyone to customize complicated workflows. Its simple interface can be utilized without any knowledge of coding or configuration languages.
2. Bring your security stacks together
Enterprises are rapidly moving away from all-in-one solutions in favor of leveraging individual security tools designed for specific purposes. No-code automation can act as a hub that connects different tools. It has the ability to sync with all kinds of tools – from mainstream to custom – and fuse them into one. This decreases chaos and eliminates fragmentation.
3. Unity across an organization
The simplicity of no-code automation and the fact that one does not require any knowledge of coding to use it means that it can be used by any team across the organization. This creates a sense of collective ownership when it comes to an organization’s security. No-code automation makes it easier for every team to visualize security workflows and management policies on their dashboards. This enhances productivity and promotes unity in enterprises.
4. Improved job satisfaction
Security teams see a huge influx of alerts every day. They have to manually sort through these alerts to determine the urgency of each. They spend a huge chunk of their time on tedious, monotonous work that takes away from being productive and innovative. No-code automation can help build workflows that respond to alerts in real-time and automate mundane tasks. This will enable teams to do more value-driven work and actually enjoy what they are doing.
Torq is a no-code automation platform that modernizes how security teams work by maximizing the benefits of existing security tools. It simplifies the process of securing operations without the need of writing code or memorize REST APIs.
Workflows are still stored as code but the difference is that you won’t have to use code to deploy or update the workflow. Torq is multifunctional in that it may or may not give you code depending on your requirements.
Development teams have been enjoying the efficiency of automation for years now. Although security automation has come a long way, it still has a long way to go. But, with no-code security automation, security teams can start turning their dreams into reality and enjoy the life development teams have been for so long.
The premise of no-code security automation is quite simple: leverage predefined templates and a simple interface to efficiently integrate tools and design governance policies in order to create workflows. The future of security automation seems to be one of simple interfaces and predefined templates that can be accessed and customized by one and all.
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