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Exploring Top Use Cases for Network Detection and Response

Nat Smith Discusses Gartner's Report on Emerging NDR Trends
Nat Smith, senior director security analyst, Gartner

The network detection and response market is "relatively unchallenged at this point by other markets," and detection is the most important use case, says Nat Smith of Gartner, who shares key findings from the company's report titled Emerging Trends: Top Use Cases for Network Detection and Response.

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Smith says Gartner sees "most of the innovation and focus from the vendors and for buyers" in detection.

Response, he says, is probably the least mature of all of the use cases: "Very few vendors do it exactly the same way and so there's not a lot of consistency across [the market]." But he predicts that in 2022 vendors in the space will begin to consolidate.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Smith also discusses:

  • The state of the NDR market today;
  • The role of NDR in the new age of extended detection and response, or XDR;
  • How the NDR market will evolve in 2022.

Smith is a senior director security analyst in the technology and service provider division of Gartner. He researches technology, markets and trends affecting network security, especially AI and machine learning.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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