Kaspersky has been identified by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions as a technological leader for 2022 in its SPARK MatrixTM examination of the worldwide Managed Detection and Response (MDR) industry.
The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ SPARK Matrix™ includes a detailed analysis of global market dynamics, major trends, vendor landscape, and competitive positioning. The study provides competitive analysis and ranking of the leading technology vendors in the form of its SPARK MatrixTM. The study offers strategic information for users to evaluate different provider capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position.
According to Hardik Jain, Analyst, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, “Kaspersky allows organizations to detect, prioritize, investigate, and respond to cyber threats. The Managed Detection and Response service enables organizations to detect cyber incidents, validates product alerts to ensure the effectiveness of automatic prevention mechanism, proactively analyzes system activity metadata for any signs of an active or impending attack, and strengthens the organizational SOCs through its robust MDR solution. Additionally, the service allows organizations to leverage real-time threat intelligence to protect their IT infrastructure in real-time from an increasing number of complex threats.”
Hardik adds: “Kaspersky is capable of catering to diverse customer needs across industry verticals with its comprehensive capabilities, compelling customer references, comprehensive roadmap and vision, cloud-native platform, and product suite with high scalability. The company has received strong ratings across the parameters of technology excellence and customer impact and has been positioned as a leader in the SPARK Matrix: Managed Detection and Response, 2022.”
“We appreciate our efforts and expertise have been recognized by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. Participation in such analysis helps us independently confirm Kaspersky Managed Detection and Response has excellent capabilities to hunt, detect and respond to existing threats and, thus help enterprises to be more resistant to cyberattacks,” comments Veniamin Levtsov, VP, Center of Corporate Business Expertise, Kaspersky.
Quadrant Knowledge Solution defines Managed Detection and Response as “a managed solution and service that combines technology with human expertise to offer the ability to immediately detect, analyze, investigate, and actively respond to cyber threats and reduce their impact through threat mitigation and containment in real-time.” Managed Detection and Response enables users to gain faster threat defenses across endpoints, networks, hardware systems, applications, OT/IoT, and enterprise assets.
Digital transformation has led to a rise in different kinds of cyber threats resulting in a high volume of security alerts, which are often missed by the organization’s security team. Managed Detection and Response acts as a catalyst for cyber threats and security alerts to secure organizational IT assets and helps organizations precisely configure security policies for better security. It also comprises of network host and endpoint-based security services, which are outsourced by enterprises and managed by third-party vendors.
Managed Detection and Response provides 24/7 security control, rapid incident response, threat discovery, investigates, contains, and eliminates threats to protect and secure organizations’ assets and sensitive data. This robust solution also provides protection from fileless malware and phishing attacks, defends the business against external and insider attempts to exfiltrate data, quickly responds to a security incident, and validates suspicious activity on endpoints.
The results of SPARK Matrix: Managed Detection and Response (2022) are available here.