Managed Detection and Response

What is managed detection and response?

Managed detection and response (MDR), sometimes referred to as managed mitigation, is a security model that emphasizes proactive security. A security operations center (SOC) monitors network traffic, alerts on security events, and utilizes threat intelligence when responding to incidents. MDR uses threat intelligence to identify known vulnerabilities and enables organizations to prioritize, assign, and remediate incidents.

How can you use it to your advantage?

Are data breaches an acceptable cost of doing business? For a growing number of companies, the answer seems to be yes, at least when it comes to consumer data. In 2018, 40,000 breaches exposed data on over 1.3 billion users (up 40% from 2017). The breach rate hit 2.5 breaches per company per month, up from 1.7 breaches per company per month in 2017.

Cybersecurity experts are constantly on the lookout for new and creative ways to detect malware and other threats, and new solutions, like managed detection and response (MDR), are continually being developed. MDR, also known as “security intelligence,” uses tools such as bots and machine-learning models to detect compromised devices. If necessary, it quarantines them and removes their malicious code, preventing it from spreading to other systems. This decreases the risk of an attack spreading to other devices (and people) and causing harm to the overall network.

By using managed detection and response, you can ensure that you are safe and protected from any possible cyber security threats. 


In closing, considering all the challenging threat landscape, every company must adopt managed detection and response solutions to manage detection and respond effectively to cybersecurity threats. MDR is the next generation of network security. MDR provides enterprise-scale security for enterprises that don’t want to deploy the expensive infrastructure or employ the armies of administrators required for traditional network security. MDR leverages AI and machine learning to detect and contain threats automatically and to do so at a fraction of the cost.