The Top 18 Incident Response Tools & Platforms

The Top 18 Incident Response Tools & Top 10 Incident Response Platforms

May 16, 2024
| Leaman Crews
| Incident Handling

Organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises, employ cybersecurity teams to protect their networks, servers, and sensitive data. Each team uses diverse incident response tools to fight off threats from cyber-attacks and malware. Larger organizations might even use comprehensive incident response platforms with more features and automated incident response capabilities.

You only have to look at the number of incident response tools available on the market to see how important cybersecurity is today. To help you understand their capabilities, here is a guide to the top incident response tools and best incident response platforms.

The Top 18 Incident Response Tools

Incident response tools tend to focus on one or more aspects of a cybersecurity defense. It’s common for incident response handlers at smaller organizations to use a combination of these tools to aid their IT departments and security teams. Here are the top 18 incident response tools, listed in alphabetical order:

1. Better Uptime

Better Uptime is an incident response tool that’s well-suited for small and medium-sized businesses. Following a quick setup, you can get threat alerts via email, phone, or a Slack plugin. Standard network tools like uptime and ping are integrated into the app. Plugins are available for Microsoft Teams, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and many other enterprise apps. Better Update offers a free version and competitive pricing for organizations of all sizes.

2. Check Point Incident Response

Check Point is an established cybersecurity vendor known for its VPN and firewall solutions. Check Point Incident Response offers a wide range of incident management and response tools, including network traffic analysis, threat analysis, and email scanning. You can request a demo from the Check Point Incident Response website.

3. CybriantXDR

CybriantXDR is a threat remediation and incident response tool with SIEM capabilities. Cybriant created this tool with mid-size businesses in mind, but it’s equally well-suited for small organizations. Visit the company’s website for pricing and more information.

4. Cynet

Cynet’s tools are promoted as “automation first” and promise to reduce manual incident response processes. They also offer customizable pricing for up to 5,000 endpoints. Small businesses can take advantage of per-endpoint pricing for a cost-effective solution. While pricing is not listed on the Cynet website, you can request a demo.


The cloud-based tool DeCYFIR from CYFIRMA provides threat management and incident response for companies of all sizes. It uses predictive analytics to provide intelligent protection. While their solution is listed as an “External Threat Landscape Management Platform,” it’s also an easy-to-use tool for everyone from managers to IT teams. Contact CYFIRMA for pricing and more information.

6. Digital Risk Protection

Digital Risk Protection has data collection and log analysis tools, making it an easy-to-use incident response tool. It’s primarily aimed at organizations looking to protect their brands from repetitional damage or intellectual property theft. However, it’s also a flexible tool, thanks to how easily it integrates with incident response platforms via APIs. You can request a demo from Group IB.

7. FireEye Mandiant

Mandiant is a threat intelligence and incident response tool that combines data science and standard cybersecurity practices. The tool provides targeted protection for each organization. FireEye has over 15 years of experience in the field, bringing veteran expertise to this tool. They offer a free version to get you started with Mandiant.

8. Kaspersky Small Office Security

Kaspersky is a respected name in the field of cybersecurity. They conduct cybersecurity research via their Kaspersky Labs operation and make apps for companies of all sizes. That includes their small business offering, which is a cost-effective but incident response tool. Organizations without a dedicated IT team can benefit from this cloud app for as little as $184 per month.

9. LogRhythm

LogRhythm is a SIEM tool that’s available as a cloud app or an on-premise appliance. It offers log scanning, threat analysis, and incident response workflows. The LogRhythm SIEM is one of the best incident response tools for hybrid environments, as it can scan the logs of a wide range of apps and systems on-premises or in the cloud. Contact LogRhythm for pricing information.

10. ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer

The EventLog Analyzer from ManageEngine provides advanced log analysis tools that work well as an incident response tool. It’s particularly good at alerting people to unauthorized access and compromised servers. Pricing is only available after requesting a quote, but you can download the tool from ManageEngine or request a cloud-based demo.

11. Rapid7 InsightIDR

Rapid7 InsightIDR is a threat detection and incident response tool. This cloud app offers many SIEM functions, such as log search, endpoint protection, and user behavior analytics. Pricing starts at $3.82 per monitored asset per month, and you can request a demo from the Rapid7 website.

12. Secureworks Taegis

Secureworks offers this incident response software built on the Taegis analytics platform. Secureworks Taegis combines world-class data collection and analytics techniques with machine learning algorithms to identify previously unknown threats. It also offers extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities. A demo of this SaaS incident response tool is available from the Secureworks website.

13. Splunk

Splunk is a well-known name in the world of cybersecurity thanks to its venerable log analysis tool. With the addition of AI and machine learning techniques, Splunk offers modern and intelligent threat detection. A free version is available, along with paid apps aimed at the enterprise security market.

14. Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is a cloud-based cybersecurity analytics tool that runs independently or as part of a larger incident response platform. Sumo Logic uses machine learning algorithms for advanced threat detection. The tool can even automate incident response workflows in many cases. Sumo Logic pricing is based on the amount of network traffic analyzed per day; a free version is also available.

15. ThreatConnect

ThreatConnect is a full-featured, AI-powered incident response tool. It collects information on known cyber threats and adapts to an organization’s infrastructure. ThreatConnect allows you to automate incident response in many situations. A demo is available on the ThreatConnect website.

16. ThreatFusion

ThreatFusion is a real-time threat protection and incident response tool with AI-powered analytics. It’s the flagship app from cybersecurity firm CTI4SOC. A free version is available for smaller organizations, with pricing of other versions starting at $9,750 per year.

17. Varonis DatAlert

Varonis DatAlert provides alerts and analytics related to an organization’s users, infrastructure, and data usage. It’s also an incident response tool that detects and even responds to suspicious activities. Varnish says that it collects billions of data points to help DatAlert understand the threat landscape. Pricing is unavailable on the Varonis website, but you can request a demo.

18. WildFire Savaif

Savaif is a comprehensive threat protection tool from Wildfire Security. Savaif prevents malware and other threats from entering an organization’s network or systems. It’s also easy to get up and running, as installation should take less than one minute. WildFire offers subscription plans; visit their website for more information.

Top 10 Incident Response Platforms

Larger organizations with incident response teams in their IT groups may prefer a full-fledged incident response platform instead of using multiple tools. Multiple vendors provide comprehensive cybersecurity platforms that integrate the functions of many separate tools, allowing organizations to automate incident response procedures. Most of these platforms would be expensive for small businesses, although some do offer pricing aimed at organizations with fewer employees.

Here are the top 10 incident response platforms:

1. AT&T USM Anywhere

USM Anywhere is AT&T’s flagship cybersecurity product. It incorporates threat intelligence from AT&T’s Alien Labs and the functionality of other incident response software the company has acquired. Visit the USM Anywhere portal for more information.

2. CrowdStrike Falcon Insight

The Falcon Insight platform from CrowdStrike offers unified EDR and XDR capabilities to fully protect an enterprise’s assets. A free trial is available from CrowdStrike.

3. Cynet 360 AutoXDR Platform

While Cynet’s per-endpoint offering is available, they also offer the Cynet 360 AutoXDR Platform for comprehensive protection. A demo is available via request from the Cynet website.

4. Datadog Unified Observability and Security

Datadog Unified Observability and Security is a complete security platform that’s customizable for an organization’s specific needs. You can get started with a free trial of the cloud app.

5. Exabeam New-Scale SIEM

Exabeam is a global cybersecurity firm that also offers incident response software. Their New-Scale SIEM product is a comprehensive cybersecurity platform for large enterprises. This cloud app offers SIEM tools, data analytics, and automated incident response. A demo is available by contacting Exabeam.

6. IBM QRadar SIEM

The QRadar SIEM platform from IBM offers protection for networks, users, cloud apps, endpoints, and more. With sophisticated analytics, QRadar is one of the premier security platforms available today. Request a demo from IBM to get started.

7. OpenVAS

The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is an open-source alternative for large IT teams. A free version, licensed under the GNU Public License, is available as a virtual machine. Greenbone also offers a paid, supported OpenVAS product known as Greenbone Enterprise. A free trial is available.

8. SolarWinds Security Event Manager

SolarWinds offers one of the most full-featured cybersecurity and incident response platforms available. Visit their download center for a free trial of their Security Event Manager or contact the company for a customized incident response solution.

9. Splunk Cloud Platform

Splunk’s Cloud Platform builds on its industry-standard log analysis tools to create a full-featured, AI-powered incident response platform. It’s available as a SaaS cloud app or as an on-premises app. A free trial is available from the Splunk website.

10. UnderDefense MAXI Platform

The MAXI Platform from UnderDefense provides a remote security operations center to manage all your incident response needs. The remote team offers expertise in existing security tools, making this platform an ideal boost to existing teams. A demo is available.

Learn the Best Incident Response Tools in the E|CIH Program

With so many products and services available, choosing the best incident response tools for your organization can be daunting. EC-Council’s Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH) certification is a comprehensive program that gives you this valuable knowledge.

The E|CIH program teaches you to master all the stages of incident handling. You’ll learn which incident response tools are best suited for every situation. It is the most comprehensive incident response certification available today, covering everything from malware attacks to cloud security incidents and insider threats.

To learn more, visit the E|CIH course overview page.

About the Author  

Leaman Crews is a former newspaper reporter, publisher, and editor with over 25 years of professional writing experience. He is also a former I.T. director specializing in writing about tech in an enjoyable way.
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