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2023 Gartner® Market Guide for MDR Services

The Market Guide helps security leaders understand the dynamics within the fast-growing managed detection and response (MDR) market.

MDR is about outcomes

This Gartner Market Guide makes clear a truth that drives everything we do at Red Canary: successful managed detection and response (MDR) is about ensuring desired security outcomes. In this report, you’ll specifically learn:

  • Whether MDR could meet your threat detection and response needs
  • How to assess the different types of MDR solutions
  • How the market is evolving
  • Which providers offer MDR services

Gartner predicts that


of organizations will be using MDR services by 2025


billion in revenue generated by 2025


compound annual growth rate from 2021-2025


When done well, MDR helps you detect more threats while simultaneously reducing your mean-time-to-detect (MTTD) and respond (MTTR) to those threats. Successful MDR providers deliver measurable improvements to security operations as well as assurance that your detection and response program is excellent and always adapting to the latest threats.

There is a lot of confusion in the MDR market, though. Gartner cites over 100 providers of MDR, and we know from experience that not all MDR is created equal. Put simply, many MDR solutions do not deliver the breadth of coverage, high-fidelity detections, automated and fast response, and security expertise that true MDR yields. This guide will help you better understand the market so that you can approach the market in a smart and sophisticated way.

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