Automated mitigation on endpoint devices and networks can be tricky
Many companies have automated systems in place for preventing, detecting, and investigating security incidents, but automating the incident response and mitigation process for networks and endpoint devices has been a tougher nut to crack.
That includes actions such as automatically re-imaging endpoint devices, isolating devices from corporate networks, or shutting down particular network processes in order to quickly and efficiently respond to attacks.
“I think there’s a lot of potential,” said Joseph Blankenship, analyst at Forrester Research. “We’re definitely in a period of discovery, though, and that has to take place before we’re going to see widespread, mainstream adoption.”