Gartner Research

Endpoint Threat Detection and Response Tools and Practices

Published: 25 September 2013

ID: G00252841

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin


Increased complexity and frequency of attacks elevate the need for enterprise-scale incident response, APT investigations and a rapid forensic process. Endpoint threat detection and response tools help organizations speedily investigate security incidents and detect malicious activities.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Introduction
    • Origins of ETDR Tools
  • ETDR Tools Defined
    • ETDR Capabilities
    • Capability Summary
  • Building a Business Case
    • Overcoming Agent Resistance
    • Who Should Deploy
  • ETDR Tool Use Cases
  • ETDR Deployment Methodology and Architecture
    • Endpoint Coverage
    • Deployment Phases
    • Poll Frequency
    • Example Deployment Strategies for ETDR Tools
  • Essential ETDR Processes and Practices
  • Personnel Requirement for Effective ETDR Tool Use
  • ETDR Market Trends
  • Adjacent and Integrated Tools
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

The Details

  • Vendors

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