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2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Extended Detection and Response

XDR Security Analyst Report

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Extended detection and response (XDR) is an emerging technology that enables overwhelmed security operations centers (SOCs) to consolidate siloed products and improve efficiency by accelerating threat detection and incident response. In its 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Extended Detection and Response, Gartner predicts that:

“By year-end 2027, XDR will be used by up to 40% of end-user organizations to reduce the number of security vendors they have in place, up from less than 5% today.”1

Among the key findings by Gartner:

  • The trend continues for security and risk management (SRM) leaders to seek security vendor and product consolidation to manage risk and improve security operations productivity. XDR is evolving to provide these benefits. 1
  • XDR will be an increasingly critical capability for buyers to evaluate when seeking strategic architectural decisions for their security operations program. XDR solutions are built around multiple products designed to provide a more comprehensive solution for workspace security, network security or workload security domains.1
  • Modern security is a data-heavy exercise, and competent XDR providers will have extensive and cost-effective data storage, analytics and machine learning (ML) capabilities.1

Download the Market Guide to understand how the XDR market is evolving and key buying considerations.

1 Gartner Market Guide for Extended Detection and Response, Craig Lawson, Peter Firstbrook, Paul Webber, 8 November 2021.

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