Gartner® Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services

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This report is a guide for buyers considering Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service providers. According to Gartner, “by 2025, 60% of organizations will be actively using remote threat disruption and containment capabilities delivered directly by MDR providers, up from 30% today.”

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Recommendations from the report include:

  • “MDR services are not a good fit for every organization. As discussed in the Market Analysis section, a variety of delivery styles for MDR services exist and some are MDR only in name. As part of a drive to increase maturity, organizations must identify whether they will benefit from a combination of service capabilities both inside and outside of MDR, including co-managed, SOC-as-a-service engagements or an internal DIY approach.”
  • “Define specific required outputs (incident ticket structure, reports) and goals that address defined use cases, before engaging with a provider. As with any outsourcing initiative, if outcomes are not defined, regardless of what service provider is used, the chance of success will be lessened. Buyers should also be cautious of overemphasizing the value of SLAs as part of detection-and-response-driven services.”

Gartner, Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, Pete Shoard, Al Price, Mitchell Schneider, Craig Lawson, Andrew Davies, 14 February, 2023.

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