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Managed Detection and Response Services, Featuring Insights from Gartner

Security as a service is on the rise and managed detection and response (MDR) services are helping drive this growth. An effective MDR service is dedicated to continuously monitoring cyber assets for advanced threats, alerting to validated exploits, and rapidly investigating and responding to confirmed incidents.

According to information technology research and advisory company Gartner, “By 2020, 15% of midsize and enterprise organizations will be using services like MDR, up from less than 1% today.”

In its Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, Gartner details the range and depth of current MDR services, additionally describing offerings from a dozen representative MDR providers – including FireEye. The Gartner guide will help to:

  • Define the gaps in security programs when only a managed security service provider (MSSP) or security information and event management (SIEM) service is employed.
  • Identify the use cases in which MDR services deliver competitive advantages, specifically via better tools, analysis platform, people, and processes.
  • Evaluate an MDR service provider to determine whether they will meet your needs.

As a dynamic and emerging market, there are far fewer MDR services relative to other markets such as managed security services (MSS); however, industry experts expect to see an uptick in MDR services providers within the next few years and that MSSPs will expand their services to include more MDR capabilities.

MDR services play into FireEye's Security as a Service cyber security paradigm, which is built on four key principals: expertise on demand, answers not alerts, flexibility, and efficient interoperability. Learn more about how FireEye delivers Security as a Service.

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