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2021 Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Report

Feb 11, 2022

According to Gartner, "Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services provide remotely-delivered modern security operations center capabilities focused on quickly detecting, investigating and actively mitigating incidents. Security and risk management leaders should use this research to understand the MDR market and its dynamics."

By 2025, 50% of organizations will be using MDR services for threat monitoring, detection, and response functions that offer threat containment and mitigation capabilities.

Key Findings:

  • The number of managed detection and response (MDR) service providers and the range of styles continue to increase, causing challenges for buyers looking to identify and select an appropriate provider.
  • MDR services are evolving to include a larger set of technologies and coverage, beyond endpoint detection and response (EDR).
  • Many customers are failing with their threat monitoring, detection and response initiatives because of the focus on wide-scale collection of data and generic security monitoring.
  • MDR customers are becoming increasingly accepting of vendors that will initiate measures for active containment or disruption of a threat.


Research Report