Managed Detection and Response

Cyber Threats Targeting Mid-sized Organizations are Unique
Their Cybersecurity Service Should be Too


There’s one thing that vendors, analysts, and researchers in the field of cybersecurity all agree on: prevention technologies are no longer good enough to protect against today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape. Instead, the right mindset and the right tools are needed to effectively manage cyber threats. Prevent the attacks you know about, but make sure you have the ability to hunt down the ones we’ve never seen before.

We call it hunting. Gartner calls it Managed Detection and Response.

Learn why leading analysts have defined managed detection and response as the next evolution of threat monitoring and incident response services. Download this report for Gartner’s recommendations on why IT leaders should:

  • Use MDR services to augment existing security monitoring capabilities to address gaps in advanced threat detection and incident response before investing in more security monitoring tools (e.g., security information and event management [SIEM], network, and host-threat detection), and associated staff and expertise.
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of MDR service provider offerings relative to your specific use cases. Look for MDR providers who can incorporate your existing security controls in the scope of their services to improve context and coverage.

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Gartner, Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, Toby Bussa, Craig Lawson, Kelly M. Kavanagh, 10 May 2016.
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