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2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services

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 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services can help. “MDR services provide remotely-delivered modern security operations center capabilities focused on quickly detecting, investigating and actively mitigating incidents. Security and risk management leaders should use this research to understand the MDR market and its dynamics.” 1


From the MDR Manifesto to the Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, 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 and mitigation capabilities.” 2

Will yours be one of them?

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2. Ibid.

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