Gartner Research

Comparison of Endpoint Detection and Response Technologies and Solutions


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.

Published: 10 June 2016

ID: G00297624

Analyst(s): Augusto Barros Anton Chuvakin

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

Gartner Recommended Reading

Already a Gartner client?

Become a Client

This research is reserved for paying clients. Speak with a Gartner specialist to learn how you can access this research as a client, plus insights, advice and tools to help you achieve your goals.

Contact Information

All fields are required.

By clicking the "Submit" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Experience Information Technology conferences

Join your peers for the unveiling of the latest insights at Gartner conferences.

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.