Gartner Research

Competitive Landscape: Endpoint Detection and Response Tools

Published: 05 January 2017

ID: G00314542

Analyst(s): Lawrence Pingree , Avivah Litan


Technology product management leaders need to respond to a rapidly maturing EDR market as encroaching EPP providers force EDR solutions to move beyond detection and response use cases to prevention, analytics, workflow and prioritization of incident response, workflows and processes.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Definition
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
  • Current Trends
    • EDR Providers Focus on Defeating EPP Strongholds by Dealing a Marketing Blow
    • Customer Trust for Traditional Providers Is Still Low, but Evolving
    • Providers Expand Agent Platform Support and Use Cloud-Based Services to Enhance Their Threat Detection
    • Providers Continue to Enhance Investigation Workflow and Investigation Support Capabilities
  • Emerging Trends
    • Providers Maneuvering to Add Native Enhanced Analytics of Network and User Behavior
    • Providers Partner With UEBA Vendors to Achieve More Advanced Predictive Analytics, Prioritization of Alerts and an Easier-to-Use User Interface
    • Managed Threat Hunting Services for EDR Become an Important Capability for EDR Vendors
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Carbon Black
    • Cisco
    • CounterTack
    • CrowdStrike
    • Cybereason
    • FireEye
    • Guidance Software
    • RSA
    • Symantec
    • Tanium
  • Notable Alternative EDR Providers
    • Agent-Based
    • Agentless
  • References and Methodology

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