Gartner Research

Improve Your Threat Detection Function With Deception Technologies

Published: 27 March 2019

ID: G00382578

Analyst(s): Gorka Sadowski, Rajpreet Kaur


Security and risk management leaders looking for tools to build or expand their threat detection and response function should include deception tools in their stack. These tools are enterprise-ready and fully capable of delivering on five key use cases discussed in this document.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • How Does Deception Work?
    • Limitations
  • Paradigm Shift
    • Right Data Versus Big Data
    • Tilting the Luck Scale in Your Favor
    • Few False Positives but Incomplete Coverage
  • Benefits and Uses
    • 1. Basic Threat Detection
    • 2. Advanced Threat Detection and Response
    • 3. Production of Local IoC and MRTI
    • 4. Integrated Proactive Threat Hunting
    • 5. Active Attacker Engagement
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
    • Internal risks
    • External Risks
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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