Gartner Research

Comparison of Endpoint Detection and Response Technologies and Solutions

Published: 10 June 2016

ID: G00297624

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin, Augusto Barros


Endpoint detection and response tools are an important component of modern security architectures. Existing tools support organizations trying to quickly detect, identify and react to threats on workstations and servers.

Table Of Contents


  • EDR Tools Use Cases


  • Defining EDR and Other Endpoint Technologies
    • EDR Capabilities
  • Endpoint Security Strategies
  • The EDR Market
    • Market Trends
    • "Big EPP" and EDR
    • Main EDR Adoption Drivers
    • SMBs and EDR
    • Related Tools and Products
    • Open-Source EDR
    • Potential Disruptors
    • Managed EDR or EDR as a Service


  • Identify the Primary Use Case Before Selecting an EDR Tool
  • For Malware Detection, Don't Give Up on EPPs Yet
  • Maximize the Value of Threat Intelligence via Integration With EDR Tools
  • Consider the Roadmap and the Desired Final Stage of Deployment When Selecting EDR Tools
  • Integrate Security Tools With EDR to Streamline Incident Investigation and Response
  • Ensure the Specialized Skills Required to Run EDR Are in Place

The Details

  • Assessed Products Profiles
  • Additional Vendors Contacted
  • EDR Tools' Use-Case Support Comparison Criteria

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