Gartner Research

Endpoint Detection and Response Architecture and Operations Practices

Published: 13 December 2018

ID: G00367740

Analyst(s): Jon Amato , Augusto Barros , Anton Chuvakin


Increasing complexity and frequency of attacks elevate the need for detection of attacks and incident response, all at enterprise scale. Technical professionals can use endpoint detection and response tools to speedily investigate security incidents and detect malicious activities and behaviors.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • EDR Defined
  • Building a Business Case for EDR
    • Business Case: Save on Security Incident Response Costs
    • Business Case: Detect Endpoint Threats Better
    • Business Case: Provide Endpoint Visibility
    • Overcoming Agent Resistance
    • Example Deployment Scoping Strategies for EDR Tools
    • EDR Capabilities and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
  • EDR Tool Use Cases
  • EDR Deployment Methodology and Architecture
    • Who Should Deploy EDR?
    • Endpoint Coverage
    • Deployment Phases
  • Essential EDR Processes and Practices
    • Select EDR Operations Best Practices
  • Personnel Requirement for Effective EDR Tool Use
    • EDR User Types
  • Other Tools Commonly Integrated With EDR
    • Key Focus: Threat Intelligence and EDR
    • Key Focus: SIEM, SOAR and EDR
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Capability Summary
  • A Selection of EDR Tools

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