2019 Gartner report: Ask These Critical Questions and Consider These Risks When Selecting an MDR Provider

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The managed detection and response (MDR) landscape is constantly evolving. With a crowded market, varying service delivery models, and new offerings emerging daily, finding the right partner has never been more complex.

From understanding different delivery models to determining round-the-clock coverage and escalation procedures, planning for and evaluating managed detection and response services can feel like an uphill climb for even the most adept cybersecurity teams.

We believe Gartner takes the guess work out of the MDR evaluation with the new report, "Ask These Critical Questions and Consider These Risks When Selecting an MDR Provider." 

In this Analyst Report, you’ll learn the key questions to ask before partnering with an MDR vendor, including:


  • What threats are most critical to address?
  • How good is the MDR provider at detecting threats that have  evaded existing detection systems?
  • What other security services are offered by the provider? Do they take a holistic approach to threat hunting, log management, and other critical areas of detection and response ?
  • How does the provider track and maintain coverage of service as customers expand their business?

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By 2024, 25% of organizations will be using MDR services, up from less than 5% today.

Gartner Ask These Critical Questions and Consider These Risks When Selecting an MDR Provider, Toby Bussa, Kelly Kavanagh, Craig Lawson, Pete Shoard, 31 October 2019