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Sumo Logic SOAR Gains Incident Visibility, Automation Capabilities

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Sumo Logic has added War Room and App Central features to its Cloud SOAR solution to help MSSPs and end-customers drive efficiency and automation across their security operations, the company indicated.

War Room provides a chronological view of every relevant event that has happened in a security incident -- and step-by-step processes to follow from start to finish via a series of cards, Sumo Logic indicated. Each card shows information relating to the incident at a glance and provides insights and visibility into an organization's incident response efforts.

Meanwhile, App Central gives organizations pre-built, customizable security operations templates, actions and use cases, Sumo Logic said. That way, organizations can use App Central to resolve security incidents faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Cloud SOAR uses machine learning to help organizations reduce false-positive alerts and duplicate security events and automate incident response, according to Sumo Logic. It also provides customizable reports and dashboards that organizations can use to analyze threat intelligence and gain security insights.

Furthermore, Cloud SOAR offers an Open Integration Framework, Sumo Logic indicated. This framework ensures that Cloud SOAR can be integrated across an organization's security stack.

Sumo Logic and MSSP Partnerships

The Cloud SOAR War Room and App Central announcements surface after Sumo Logic CEO Ramin Sayar in December 2021 indicated his company may look to establish new partnerships with MSSPs.

At this time, Sayar said MSSPs and managed detection and response (MDR) providers can use his company's cloud-based SIEM and SOAR software to gain more visibility across endpoints, firewalls, networks and more. He also noted that his company will continue to try to enhance its SIEM and SOAR offerings.

Sumo Logic remains in growth mode. The company's revenue was $62 million in Q3 of fiscal 2022, up 20 percent from Q3 of fiscal 2021, the company announced in December 2021.

Cloud SIEM and SOAR Rivals

Still competition remains intense. Moreover, M&A activity as well as investor activity across the SIEM, SOAR and XDR markets remains strong. Example deals include:

Sumo Logic specializes in continuous intelligence and helps organizations address the data challenges presented by digital transformation, modern applications and cloud computing. The company supports more than 2,100 customers globally.

Sumo Logic is expected to announce Q4 financial results for fiscal 2022 on March 8, 2022. We'll take another look at the company after the earnings surface.

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Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.