target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Jun 2020 - Document type: IDC Perspective - Doc  Document number: # US46427920

MDR: The Next Generation of Managed Security Services


  • Martha Vazquez
  • Craig Robinson Loading


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This IDC Perspective takes a look at the evolution that managed security services has taken that has resulted in the latest advanced offering that MDR represents to the market. MDR pulls together the people, processes, and key technology functions into a cohesive service that enables CISOs to elevate their cybersecurity maturity level. Evaluating the varied MDR offerings in the market requires an understanding of the key plumbing that managed security SPs have invested in to provide a credible MDR offering to a market that sorely needs the advanced capabilities that make up an MDR service.

"In the past 5–10 years, we have seen managed security services evolve in providing better detection and response capabilities. MDR represents the latest attempt by managed security service providers to give organizations a fighting chance in their quest to protect the valuable assets that they are mandated to protect. CISOs need to make sure that they utilize an MDR provider that is equipped with the latest tools, technologies, and trained personnel that their clients need to fulfill their critical mission," according to Martha Vazquez, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Services.


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