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MDR - Managed Detection and Response

MDR - Managed Detection and Response

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MDR - Managed Detection and Response

MDR is an outsourced service that leverages external experts to make the security benefits of tools such as EDR and proactive threat hunting accessible to customers of all maturity levels.   

Fully leveraging technology such as EDR (endpoint detection and response) and all of the telemetry it creates can be labor intensive and is perhaps most viable for security operations with a higher level of maturity. However, the benefits of EDR such as proactive threat hunting is valuable to organizations of all maturity. MDR (managed detection and response) is an outsourced service that leverages external experts to make the security benefits of tools such as EDR accessible to customers of all maturity levels. MDR providers combine specialized technology like EDR, NTA (network traffic analysis), deception platforms, threat intelligence, and the expertise of their staff to proactively look for intrusions into the networks of their clients. MDR providers can also provide very specific recommendations for incident response.        

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