The market for managed detection and response (MDR) is extensive. Organizations of all sizes are looking to MDR services to supplement and enhance their current security programs or act as their first line of defense as a result of rising online threats and a continuing dearth of competent cybersecurity specialists in the workforce. Many companies have entered the market, labeling their combination of various technology and services as MDR.
Forrester's latest MDR Landscape research analyzes the market for businesses and their customers. Forrester maps pertinent business requirements like detection, response, EDR agent support, MITRE ATT&CK mapping, threat modeling/threat profiles, and more to help buyers as they evaluate MDR providers by identifying 15 capabilities that are most crucial for both core and extended MDR business scenarios.
In the report, it is stated that “Managed detection and response services begin with endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools and augment that data with telemetry from network, identity, cloud, APIs, applications, and other log sources to produce high-fidelity detections, conduct investigations, provide remote incident response support, enable security automation, and initiate threat hunts to identify adversaries that circumvented security controls. Security and Risk (S&R) professionals use MDR providers to obtain 24/7 monitoring of their security events, augment the expertise of their existing SOC analysts, provide stability when personnel depart the organization, assist with or perform response actions, and offer assurance that sophisticated adversaries are not in the environment through threat hunting.”
Bitdefender MDR is supported by a top-tier team of cybersecurity professionals and is driven by our GravityZone Extended Detection and Response (XDR) technology, which has been named a Notable Provider by Forrester. Bitdefender MDR offers industry-leading protection, detection, and response for organizations of any size, across their entire environment, by fusing data feeds and telemetry from endpoints, networks, clouds, identities, and productivity applications with actionable security analytics and our 24x7, fully staffed security operations center (SOC).
Principal Business Cases for MDR
The research delves deeply into the market's history and future as well as the major trends currently influencing the MDR sector. Forrester claims that threat detection, extended detection, threat hunting, and security orchestration and automated response are the four main business scenarios for the MDR industry (SOAR). According to the report, MDR providers will soon be working to find solutions to some of the most significant client problems that have surfaced recently, including response, automation, and the experiences of SOC analysts.
At Bitdefender, we are aware that as enterprises expand their detection capabilities and telemetry sources, they may encounter problems due to an abundance of data, warnings, and noise. Analysts at SOCs and security experts can easily become overburdened. Our solutions and services were created with the analyst experience in mind as a result. Contextual alerts give teams a more complete picture of the environment within a company, assisting them in making more educated decisions and conducting root cause analyses to determine what caused a compromise and patch the vulnerability. In order to reduce attacker dwell time and eliminate threats before they spread, our team of skilled cyber practitioners provides proactive threat hunting for quicker detection and reaction. By directing our SOC analysts to take previously approved activities, automated response capabilities assist thwart assaults. In order to specify the steps our analysts can take to quickly reduce events without having an impact on our customers' teams, we collaborate with our MDR customers both during onboarding and after. This method simplifies security operations for our clients in a way that is economical, simple to use, and scales in accordance with their business requirements.
One of the extended business scenarios that buyers are aiming to solve while selecting MDR services is described in the research as analytics. It states that the major differentiators for this business scenario are multiple endpoint detection and response (EDR) agent support and container and workload detection. The report names Bitdefender as one of the vendors addressing this situation.
We at Bitdefender think that what sets us apart from other MDR providers is our cutting-edge risk analytics technology. In addition to endpoints, our risk analytics system also looks at user behavior. It continuously analyzes an organization's risk using hundreds of indicators to discover, prioritize, and offer advice on reducing user, network, and endpoint threats. To assist our threat hunters and SOC analysts in determining if an anomaly is actually a threat or just an odd but innocuous behavior, it detects and identifies anomalous or unauthorized activity across several log sources. Additionally, Bitdefender MDR expands visibility, detection, and response beyond traditional endpoints to include cloud workloads, containers, identities, networks, applications, and more - all centralized in a single, actionable view. Bitdefender MDR is built on the open and native GravityZone XDR platform.
Fostering Ongoing Innovation in MDR
The MDR market is being continually innovated by Bitdefender. We just unveiled a brand-new service called MDR Foundations to address the security issues brought on by digital transformation and the ongoing transition to cloud environments. With MDR Foundations, managed service providers (MSPs) and customer enterprises with limited resources can access MDR capabilities that are specially suited to them.
MDR Foundations offers any size business a complete managed detection and response security service, in contrast to many rival MDR services that are only managed anti-virus or managed endpoint detection and response (EDR). Working side by side with Bitdefender security analysts, MDR Foundations enables MSPs and customers to enhance defense and response to threats. From a single dashboard, a dedicated MDR site enables users to connect and communicate with their Bitdefender team around-the-clock, examine warnings, manage endpoints, and take suggested steps to contain or eradicate threats. Find out more about the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services offered by Bitdefender here.
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