According to Gartner®, “Selecting an MDR service provider to obtain modern SOC services can be a challenging process that requires the appropriate planning and evaluation processes before, during and after an agreement.”1
We agree. When it comes to security, there are lots of tough questions to answer. Sometimes that starts with a look inward: “Is your organization capable of addressing all the attack vectors, or all the security awareness initiatives, or all the detection and response capabilities all of the time? Are you prepared to invest heavily to achieve the capabilities of a 24/7 enterprise-grade SOC? That’s what it will take to really drive down risks.” said Chris Finan, COO of ActZero. “If you, like most SMBs, aren’t prepared for that kind of investment, then you’ll need to seek out a partner if you want to cover off-hours, and be able to address the latest threats.” And for that type of partner, an MDR fits the bill very well.
To see the full list of questions Gartner recommends asking when evaluating MDR vendors, click on the download button below for complimentary access to this report.
To hear what ActZero considers the most important evaluation criteria for MDR, check out our BLOG, where we delve deeper into outcomes and tablestake requirements.
1Source: Gartner, Quick Answer: What Key Questions Should I Ask When Selecting an MDR Provider?, John Collkins, Andrew Davies, Craig Lawson, 10 November 2021
Gartner, Quick Answer: What Key Questions Should I Ask When Selecting an MDR Provider?, John Collkins, Andrew Davies, Craig Lawson, 10 November 2021
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