IDG Contributor Network: Managed detection and response: disruptive approach or sheep in wolf’s clothing?
A visit to major security conferences, such as RSA and Black Hat, quickly demonstrates the industry’s love of hyperbolic rhetoric and absolutist promises of pan-threat protection. Of course, once the hype is replaced with deployments, real world delivery falls short of visionary promises. It’s a cycle of holy grail to fail.
Recently, Gartner released the third edition of its Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services. Enter the new disruptor. The vendor list has doubled from the original fourteen. The list contains new vendors to the stage, and the group of usual suspects, who up until last year, were in other vendor categories. The optimist will say these vendors are adopting a better approach; the cynic will say it’s more marketing sizzle than product steak, and a way of riding the hype wave. Either way, it leaves the industry confused wondering if the sheep or the wolf is wearing the other’s clothes.