2021 IDC MarketScape: U.S. Managed Detection and Response Services Market

Dec 02, 2022
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IDC Named Mandiant Managed Defense a Leader in MDR

When accelerating your ability to detect and respond to cyber threats, most organizations need hands-on help. Augmenting your staff with managed detection and response (MDR) services requires experts with unique knowledge on how best to detect, defend and respond to the volume and sophistication of today’s threats.

IDC assessed vendors in the U.S. market and praised Mandiant as a leader offering, “threat intelligence incorporated into all aspects of MDR, bot-supported analysts, and advanced threat hunting directed by the most impactful witnessed attack groups and techniques.”

IDC highlights Managed Defense strengths:

According to the report, Managed Defense strengths include:

  • Rapid detection,
  • Complete Threat Hunting program,
  • 40 hours of Rapid Response per incident, and
  • Use of up-to-the-minute threat intelligence to drive threat hunting

What our customers are saying

A key criteria of the IDC MarketScape analysis how customers view a vendor’s managed detection and response capabilities. Mandiant customers commented positively that “24x7 support is ‘beyond expectations’,” and further recognized our:

  • Integration of threat intelligence,
  • Ease of implementation,
  • Proactive threat hunting, and
  • Dedicated threat consultants

Download the excerpt to read IDC’s overall assessment of the U.S. MDR Services market and its detailed Mandiant Managed Defense profile.


IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles.