Expel named a leader in Managed Detection And Response, Q1 2021 Report by Independent Research Firm

Expel receives highest possible score in 14 criteria

Press releases · Cole Finch

Herndon, Va. – March 24, 2021 – Expel, the managed detection and response (MDR) provider that’s committed to making security as accessible as the internet, was named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021. Forrester, a leading global research and advisory firm, produced the report as a guide for buyers considering MDR providers using a publicly available methodology.

A complimentary copy of the report is available at https://expel.com/forrester-wave.

According to the report: “Security leaders looking for innovative startups with experienced founder teams, focused on MDR, that take a collaborative and transparent approach to service delivery, should put Expel at the top of their list.”

Expel received the highest possible scores in 14 criteria, including:

  • Time to value
  • Managed detection
  • Managed response
  • Collaboration
  • User interface
  • Metrics
  • Automation and orchestration
  • Threat hunting
  • XDR collection, correlation and APIs
  • MITRE ATT&CK Framework mapping and use

It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader by Forrester,” said Dave Merkel, CEO of Expel. “We started the company nearly five years ago to create space for our customers to focus on what they love — which probably doesn’t include sifting through tons of alerts or chasing down attackers at 4am. It’s especially humbling when customers, partners and analysts alike validate, in our opinion, that we’re doing what we set out to do.”

Visit our website to download a complimentary reprint of the report.

Expel’s vision is to make great security as accessible as the internet. The company offers a security operations center (SOC) as a service that gives customers 24×7 managed detection and response (MDR) for cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. Customers get more value out of the security tools they already own because Expel’s “BYO tech” approach has 50+ native integrations with the most commonly used endpoint, network, SIEM tools, cloud services and SaaS applications. Expel connects to customer tech through APIs, which means customers can install and activate the service remotely in a matter of hours so internal teams can focus on the initiatives most important to their business.

To learn more about Expel:

About Expel

Our SOC-as-a-service capability offers 24×7 security monitoring and response for cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. We use the security signals our customers already own so organizations can get more value from their existing security investments. We connect to customer tech remotely through APIs, not agents, so our SOC can start monitoring a customer’s environment in a matter of hours, letting their internal teams get back to focusing on the most strategic security priorities that are unique to their business. Learn more at https://expel.com.


Kate Dreyer

Editor’s note: The following buzzwords were banned from this press release in no particular order: autonomous, market-leading, next-generation, military-grade intelligence, artificial intelligence, leveraging, powerful, platform, scalable, robust, changing threat landscape, end-to-end, actionable, real-time, machine learning, state-of-the-art, best-of-breed, elite, continuous and purpose-built. We even left out “AI/ML” even though we also received the highest possible score for that criteria too (you’re welcome).

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