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Report | Aug 28, 2020

2020 Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services

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Gartner's fifth annual Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services dives into the growth of this industry-defining category and delivers guidance for buyers seeking to understand the difference between true managed detection and response service providers and traditional managed security service providers (MSSPs).

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

This Managed Detection and Response Gartner Market Guide covers:

  • The increasing number and variety of managed detection and response service providers in today's market.
  • The rising acceptance of active responses by MDR customers.
  • The challenges buyers face when selecting a managed detection and response service provider.
  • Coverage for cloud services and the progress still needed by many MDR service providers.


Gartner's Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services should be read by:

  • Security advisors
  • CISO
  • Risk management leaders
  • IT teams
  • Security Operation Center (SOC)
  • Anyone involved in the process of selecting a managed detection and response service provider

Additional guidance on how to spot the difference between real threat RESPONSE and legacy security approaches disguised as MDR can be found here.

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Notes:

Gartner, Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, Toby Bussa, Kelly Kavanagh, Pete Shoard, John Collins, Craig Lawson, Mitchell Schneider, 26 August 2020

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