Gartner Research

Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services

Published: 11 June 2018

ID: G00334680

Analyst(s): Pete Shoard , Craig Lawson , Toby Bussa , Sid Deshpande, Kelly Kavanagh


Managed detection and response services allow organizations to add 24/7 dedicated threat monitoring, detection and response capabilities via a turnkey approach. Security and risk management leaders can use this research to determine whether MDR services are appropriate for their environments.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

  • MDR Is a Dynamic Market
  • "Response" Is a Defining Element of MDR Services, and Capabilities Are Going Further
  • More MSSPs Now Offer MDR-Type Services

Market Analysis

  • MDR Providers Generally Target Two Types of Buyers
  • The Technology Stacks Employed by the MDR Providers Are Starting to Mature, but Still Have Gaps
  • Reliance on More Advanced Analytics
  • Pricing Models Are Primarily Based on the Size of the Buyer

Representative Vendors

  • Market Introduction

Market Recommendations

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