Managed Detection and Response: Selective Outsourcing for Understaffed SOCs and the Platforms That Enable MDR Services


Managed detection and response (MDR) services deliver advanced threat detection and response using sophisticated forensics technology and skilled threat hunting experts to organizations challenged to develop and maintain such capabilities in house. As attackers continue to pick their way past existing defenses and security teams find themselves outgunned by well-organized threat actors, outsourcing threat hunting along with detection and response functions is becoming increasingly attractive.

Leading IT research firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) surveyed 179 IT and IT security respondents to assess the level of interest in MDR services, query MDR services users on the value they receive from their MDR service providers, and understand the drivers behind the growing interest in outsourcing the threat detection and response function.

Join Paula Musich, a research director in the IT security and risk management practice at EMA, for a webinar that will explore the results of this study. The webinar will highlight:

  • The variations in how different-sized organizations approach MDR services
  • Which activities carried out by MDR providers are valued most by clients
  • How extensively different-sized organizations take advantage of MDR service offerings
  • How well MDR users rate their providers’ services

Paula Musich
Research Director
Enterprise Management Associates