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IT Glossary - Managed Detection and Response

Managed Detection and Response

Included in some cybersecurity platforms, Managed Detection and Response, or MDR, is a service provided by an MSP or MSSP, that provides threat hunting services and reacts to the threats once discovered. MDR is a common service that even organizations with in-house IT decides to outsource because of the cybersecurity skills gap. Outsourcing costs less than training an entire team and also gives you access to another set of tools and engineers that are highly trained on monitoring your network for malicious activity.