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As the numbers of attacks on your enterprise increase, the number of security applications needed to keep your data safe increases exponentially.

On average, small enterprises use anywhere from 15 and 20 tools, medium-sized businesses are typically using 50 to 60, and enterprises are using over 130 security tools.1

Bearing this in mind, it's essential that your enterprise connects all applications in a way that they work together rather than independently.

"There’s no silver bullet solution with cyber security, a layered defense is the only viable defense.” James Scott, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

If you examine a typical Security Operations Center, some of the most common tools that you may run across are as follows: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) or User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) with a robust log management system, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), multiple Firewalls, Vulnerability scanners, Intrusion Detection Systems,  Threat intelligence feeds, Penetration testing tools, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) systems, Network Traffic Analysis (NTA), Application Performance Monitoring (APM), and many more tools that can be added to the this list.

So, what does having all of these mean? How can your enterprise be expected to manage up to dozens of different security applications?

Simple: integration lab is essential for any situation involving multiple applications.

Experience has shown that having to keep track dozens of apps and making the required updates one-by-one can be a tedious process.

Integration labs, instead, allows your apps to seamlessly communicate with one another, stay updated, share information about threats and keep your data safe. It also prevents having to micro-manage dozens of individual accounts and data sets by getting your apps to talk to one another automatically.

At Metron, we work with leading security companies to build integrations so every SOC runs like a well-oiled machine.

We've already produced a substantial number of integrations for security apps, but are always building more more. Take a look at our of apps and their versions. If you see one you'd like to have added, don't hesitate to let us know.

Feel free to send a note to for any requests or questions.