Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2020

Published: 23 June 2020

ID: G00467096

Analyst(s): Pete Shoard


Security operations technologies and services defend IT systems from attack through the identification of threats and exposure to vulnerability, enabling effective response and remediation. The innovations included here aim to help security and risk management leaders enhance their strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Extended Detection and Response
    • Digital Risk Protection Services (DRPS)
  • At the Peak
    • Breach and Attack Simulation
    • Deception Platforms
    • Vulnerability Prioritization Technology
    • SOAR
    • File Analysis
    • Managed Detection and Response
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Integrated Risk Management
    • IoT Security
    • Network Detection and Response
    • Operational Technology Security
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Endpoint Detection and Response
    • SIEM
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Endpoint Protection Platforms
    • Network Sandboxing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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