Detection Rule Validation 

Proactively identify issues related to the performance and hygiene of SIEM rules and obtain insights to accelerate threat detection and response.
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Continuously Validate and Optimize your Detection Rules

In recent years, the volume of alerts, and logs, that security teams have to deal with has increased exponentially. Organizations are collecting more data than ever, and new and more sophisticated threats are constantly emerging. In this cycle, developing new detection rules becomes increasingly difficult. 

Picus Detection Rule Validation (DRV) enables security teams to stay on top of the detection rule baseline and automate manual detection engineering processes in order to achieve continuous and proactive detection rule validation.

Picus Detection Rule Validation Technology Integrations

Integrations with leading security vendors help to improve the detection engineering process to building, testing, and updating detections for both new and existing rules.

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Why Detection Rule Validation?

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Maximize SOC effectiveness.
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Focus on what matters most.
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Enable proactive rule validation.
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Optimize threat detection and response.
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Gain visibility of your rule baseline.
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Validate the effectiveness of detection rules.

Reasons to Choose The Picus Platform to Validate Detection Rules

Continuously detect improvement points in the rule baseline and prioritize rules to get confidence that the right rules are in place and that alerts are triggered for critical security events.

Reveal threat gaps by measuring the threat coverage of your rules and analyze deficiencies.

Test the performance of your detection rules against thousand of real-world threats, updated daily.

To help visualize threat coverage and visibility, The Picus Platform automatically maps simulation results against The MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

With extensive reports and dashboards, stay on top of the detection rule baseline and automate manual detection engineering processes.

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Assess The Quality of Your Detection Rules

  • Identify broken, missing, and inconsistent rules and any issues that need immediate attention by assessing the rule baseline quality.

  • Flag a missing or broken rule to help drive corrective action and prevent future problems.

  • Find unknown risks and create a plan to address them before they have a chance to become a larger problem.

  • Create a risk prioritization process to help address issues sooner.

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Address Challenges with Security Validation

See and prioritize exposures across your security operations.

Breach and Attack

Simulate attacks to measure and optimize security controls.

Pen Testing

Stay on top of exposures while alleviating manual testing requirements.


Improve decision making with a holistic view of your security posture.

Validate Effectiveness Across Your Security Program


Attack Surface

Enhance visibility of internal and external cyber assets and the security risks they pose.


Cloud Security

Identify cloud misconfigurations and overly permissive identity and access management policies.


Security Control

Measure and optimize the effectiveness of security controls with consistent and accurate attack simulations.


Attack Path

Eliminate high-risk attack paths that attackers could exploit to compromise users and assets.


Detection Rule

Optimize detection efficacy by identifying performance issues affecting SIEM detection rules.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Detection Rule Validation is a standalone application that analyses rules to identify quality and performance issues and provides strong benefits to SOC teams such as process automation, rule development, and correct log resource management.

Detection Rule Validation integrates with Splunk SIEM. More integrations will be added regularly. Please inquire for more information.

Due to a lack of adequate resources and qualified personnel, a SOC team typically only performs only one manual assessment once over a six-month period. SOC teams find it difficult to remain current on a large number of rules, and new rules cannot be adequately tested.

After starting the first of the continuous assessments, the best practice is to examine the results of the assessment and prioritize the improvement insights in the rules according to the insight categories, improve the rules, see the improvements made in the next assessment and repeat the cycle.