About This ShortList

In today's complex cybersecurity landscape, detecting and responding to threats can be overwhelming for organizations lacking dedicated security teams or expertise. Managed Detection and Response (MDR), a growing service offering that combines human expertise with advanced technology to continuously monitor your environment, detect threats, and take decisive action.

Hiring and retaining skilled cybersecurity professionals is increasingly difficult and expensive. MDR provides access to a team of security experts who can continuously monitor your environment, detect threats, and respond to incidents effectively. Internal security teams are often overwhelmed with various tasks, leaving them vulnerable to missing critical threats. MDR frees up internal resources by taking on the responsibility of security monitoring and threat detection. Compared to building and maintaining an internal security team, MDR can offer a more cost-effective solution for many organizations. Think of it as having a dedicated cybersecurity team on call, working tirelessly to protect your organization from ever-evolving threats.

The MDR market is booming, projected to reach a staggering $25 billion by 2030. This rapid growth reflects the increasing cyber threats, shortage of skilled security professionals, and the need for proactive threat detection and response capabilities.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • 24/7 Monitoring and Threat Detection: Continuously monitors your network, endpoints, and cloud environments for suspicious activity using advanced tools and techniques like SIEM, EDR, and threat intelligence.
  • Expert-led Investigation and Response: Leverages experienced security analysts to investigate detected threats, determine their severity and scope, and take swift action to contain and remediate them.
  • Threat Hunting and Proactive Defense: Actively searches for potential threats using advanced threat hunting techniques, anticipating and preventing attacks before they occur.
  • Reporting and Compliance Support: Provides comprehensive reports on security incidents and helps organizations comply with relevant security regulations.
  • Scalable Service: Adapts to your organization's evolving needs and security posture, ensuring ongoing protection as you grow
  • Threat intelligence integration: Leverages real-time threat intelligence feeds to stay ahead of emerging threats.
  • Incident response planning and testing: Collaborates with you to develop and test incident response plans for effective mitigation.
  • Integration with existing security tools: Integrates seamlessly with your existing security ecosystem for centralized management and visibility.

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 34 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects market share and internal research.

  • Arctic Wolf
  • Crowdstrike
  • Deepwatch
  • eSantire
  • IBM
  • Mandiant
  • Optiv
  • Rapid7
  • Red Canary
  • Secureworks
  • SentinelOne
  • Sophos

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this Constellation ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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