Orchestration for Incident Response

Ad hoc orchestration for unplanned and reactionary work. Act immediately against threat incidents with quick and customized orchestration.

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Transform Incident Response Management

In an era of rising cyber threats, a robust incident response strategy is necessary for IT and InfoSec teams. Orchestrating incident response helps mitigate incidents and reduces the impact of potential and future issues. Progress® Chef® transforms incident response orchestration into a controlled process, providing teams with flexibility over their fleet’s targeting and timing dimensions.

Actions across devices in the fleet can be controlled and scheduled and incident response becomes easier when combined with the security and compliance automation capabilities of Chef.

What Is Incident Response Orchestration?

Incident response orchestration is a process that combines tooling, people and workflows to create a cohesive response strategy. Automation is at the core of incident response orchestration. However, it is the flexibility of orchestration solutions that enables teams to streamline their incident response efforts.

Orchestration solutions like Chef help teams address incidents more quickly by enabling administrators to have granular control over their fleets for the flexible rollout of patches, configurations, applications and other changes.

Key Benefits of Incident Response Orchestration

Speed and Efficiency

Rapidly identify and respond to incidents with ad hoc job orchestration.


Reduce human error by maintaining regular responses to recurring incidents.

Resource Optimization

Allow security professionals to focus on high-impact work by orchestrating repetitive tasks.

Democratized DevOps

Workload is shared, so no individuals or teams are burdened with all of the responsibility.

Incident Response Orchestration with Chef

  • Orchestrate the process of running scans based on pre-defined conditions or schedules to identify security and compliance vulnerabilities across the organization.
  • Orchestrate responses to endpoint security incidents by automatically isolating compromised devices or initiating a threat-hunting process.
  • Orchestrate the deployment of security patches to vulnerable systems or isolate systems until they can be patched.
  • Develop and implement incident response cookbooks that define specific actions to be taken during different types of incidents.
  • Orchestrate responses to situations like compromised user accounts or login failures by automatically resetting passwords, logging out of sessions or taking other pre-defined actions.
  • Maintain shared responsibility among incident response teams by facilitating communication and collaboration.

Chef enables orchestration with greater flexibility. By allowing administrators to control the dimensions of “what action to perform,” “which nodes to target” and “when to do it”, Chef makes change rollout a faster, easier and a more secure process.

Combined with the infrastructure and compliance automation capabilities of Chef, orchestration offers more granular control over your IT fleet and detailed visibility into every node in the ecosystem. From incident identification to target isolation to remediation, Chef makes incident response orchestration easier for IT Ops and DevSecOps teams.

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