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Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services

Security as a service is on the rise, and managed detection and response (MDR) services is helping to drive this growth. According to Gartner, by 2020, 15% of midsize and enterprise organizations will be using services like MDR, up from less than 1% today.

How will MDR services help you?

An effective MDR service dedicates itself to continuously monitoring your cyber assets for advanced threats, alerting you to validated exploits, and rapidly investigating and responding to confirmed incidents. Many organizations rely on services that were never designed to deal with the advanced attacks that make national and global headlines.

You don’t need to become a headline. The Gartner “Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services,” you’ll be able to:

  • Define the gaps in your security program when you only employ an MSSP or SIEM service
  • Identify the use cases in which MDR services deliver competitive advantages
  • Evaluate an MDR service provider to determine whether they will meet your needs

This guide details the range and depth of current MDR services, describing offerings from a dozen representative MDR providers.

Learn how you can shift the heavy-lifting security to MDR service providers, so you can focus on your business.

*Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, Toby Bussa, Craig Lawson, Kelly M. Kavanagh, Sid Deshpande, 31 May 2017.

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