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, the 2023 Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services can help. “MDR services provide customers with remotely delivered, human-led, turnkey, modern SOC functions; ultimately delivering threat disruption and containment. Security and risk management leaders should use this research to identify MDR services that meet their business-driven risk requirements.” 1
According to the Gartner Report, “By 2025, 60% of organizations will be actively using remote threat disruption and containment capabilities delivered directly by MDR providers, up from 30% today.”
Will yours be one of them?
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