Gartner published their updated Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services on June 11, 2018. Arctic Wolf Networks has been recognized for three years in a row. And new players have entered into the rapidly growing MDR market.
"By 2020, 15% of organizations will use MDR services, up from fewer than 5% today."
Many MSSPs are adding MDR-type services to their portfolios to compete against MDR service providers. However, as the report cautions -
- Gartner clients with little to no investments in threat detection and response technologies report that outsourcing security event monitoring to an MSSP has led to unmet expectations and negative experiences
- Adoption of the term "MDR" by MSSPs should be met with healthy skepticism by buyers, Gartner has observed. Those exploring MSSPs for these services should assess the MSSPs' technology stacks (or supported technologies) and threat-hunting skills