Gartner Market Guide

for Managed Detection and Response Services, 2020

There are varying opinions on what constitutes managed detection and response (MDR). Some security providers have repositioned existing solutions as MDR, others have created new and niche solutions. It’s important to understand the needs, perceptions, and ideal value of MDR to reach an informed conclusion and ultimate buying decision.

Determining what MDR is, why you need it, and which offering is right for you may seem like a lot to figure out. Fortunately, there are many great resources to help you do just that.

"MDR services are designed to reduce the time to detect, as well as the time to respond to threats. They deliver customers the people, expertise, processes and technologies of a modern SOC in an easy-to-consume and standardized approach." 1

From the MDR Manifesto to the Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, we believe, you’ll become fluent in the rising importance of MDR and how your organization can reap the benefits. According to the Gartner report, "By 2025, 50% of organizations will be using MDR services for threat monitoring, detection and response functions that offer threat containment capabilities." 2 Will yours be one of them?

1 Gartner, "Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services," Toby Bussa, et al., 26 August 2020.

2 Ibid. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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