MDR services deliver actionable outcomes by 24/7 examining and monitoring network traffic flows for vulnerabilities and providing organizations with the necessary tools, technologies, and expertise to detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents quickly and effectively.
Such Managed Detection and Response Services help organizations get information of full threat management lifecycle, reduce the time to detect and respond to security incidents, minimize the impact of security breaches, and improve their overall cybersecurity posture. Threat hunting and incident management capabilities provided by cloud-managed MDR vendors provide attack telemetry alongwith relevant logs, data and contextual information to focus on critical security issues and improve overall organizational security.
Here is a tabular comparison of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) based on key differences:
|Managed Detection and Response (MDR)||Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs)|
|Focus||Detection and Response||Security Management|
|Scope||Real-time threat detection and response||Proactive threat detection and response, Security Management|
|Technology||Advanced technologies such as SIEM, EDR, NTA, and UEBA||Traditional security technologies such as firewalls, antivirus, and intrusion detection systems (IDS)|
|Expertise||Highly skilled cybersecurity professionals with extensive experience in incident response and threat hunting||IT security professionals with a broad range of expertise across various security domains|
|Service Level Agreements (SLAs)||Typically have more stringent SLAs for incident response and remediation||SLAs can vary based on the specific services offered|
|Cost||Generally more expensive due to the advanced technologies and highly skilled personnel required||More affordable compared to MDR, but can still be costly depending on the specific services offered|
|Use Case||Organizations that need a high level of threat detection and response capabilities||Organizations that need a comprehensive security management solution|
|Benefits||Improved incident detection and response times, reduced risk of data breaches, and enhanced security posture||Reduced IT workload, improved compliance, and increased visibility into security events|