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Increased adoption of managed detection and response services demonstrates that, in isolation, preventative security is no longer an effective way of defending against cyber-attacks.


A new report by technology research company, Gartner, has revealed that the growing importance of managed threat detection and response for mitigating information security risk is having a profound effect on the way organisations intend to approach their security spending over the next five years. According to an author of the study, this ‘sends a clear message that prevention is futile unless it is tied into a detection and response capability’.

Gartner: A larger piece of $90bn InfoSec market to be allocated to proactive threat detection by 2020

The relative ease at which the latest threats are able to bypass traditional defences such as firewalls and antivirus software, coupled with the growing problem of insider attacks, means that being able to identify and respond to malicious actors before they are able to escalate to the point of causing financial and reputational damage is now more important than ever.


With no silver bullet for preventing all types of attack, it’s widely accepted that a successful cyber security strategy must now include proactive network monitoring


Acquiring and maintaining the tools and resources needed to successfully detect the latest attacks and stop hackers early in their tracks can place a serious strain on the resources of most businesses. A severe global skills shortage across the security industry only compounds the problem and means that many companies struggle to achieve the level of protection that they need to adequately safeguard assets.


A cost-effective solution for detection needs  


ThreatDetect™, Redscan’s award-winning managed detection and response service, is designed to help organisations of all sizes bridge the resource and knowledge gap. Combining skilled security personnel, latest cutting-edge technology and up-to-the minute industry intelligence, ThreatDetect operates as a virtual extension of in-house resources to deliver the expert capabilities needed to hunt for and remediate wide-ranging attacks.


No ‘heavy lifting’ required


Through continuous monitoring of infrastructure, thorough incident investigation and the provision of clear advice, ThreatDetect supplements preventative security systems and measures to provide swift notification of genuine security events and incident remediation guidance. It also provides the detailed reporting and analytics needed to obtain full threat visibility and fulfil the requirements of regulations such as the GDPR.

With ThreatDetect, businesses are able to outsource the highly skilled and arduous job of day-to-day security monitoring, and obtain the information and guidance needed to make informed decisions and better communicate the value of security programs to stakeholders.


Learn more about ThreatDetect and the benefits of MDR.

Read more about Gartner’s latest report: “Market Insight: Security Market Transformation Disrupted by the Emergence of Smart, Pervasive and Efficient Security.”



About the author

The Redscan Marketing team, now part of Kroll's Cyber Risk practice.