MDR - Managed Detection and Response Home Cybersecurity Dictionary 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. Related TermsMSS - Managed Security ServicesMSSP - Managed Security Service ProviderEDR - Endpoint Detection and ResponseNTA (Network Traffic Analysis) and NBA (Network Behavior Analysis)CTI - Cyber Threat IntelligenceDeception Platforms Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.