What is MDR?

MDR (Managed Detection and Response) is a cybersecurity service focused on continuous security monitoring for threat detection and incident response (TDIR). MDR includes both the necessary technology and service expertise to either co-source or outsource this critical SecOps function. While an MDR service may be delivered on top of various technologies, all should include a 24×7 SOC (Security Operations Center) and offer robust threat hunting and incident response capabilities.

Types of MDR

There are multiple types of MDR providers, however, distinguished by either the breadth of attack surface coverage, the depth of defense controls used, or by their service delivery model. When considering an MDR provider, it is critical to identify these three traits to ensure you choose the right partner for your cybersecurity needs.

For starters, MDR is frequently confused with Managed EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) which is just one type of technology that only focuses on endpoint devices in the IT environment. Other MDR providers may only utilize NDR (Network Detection & Response) tools that are limited to detecting anomalous or malicious network traffic.

Other still may rely solely on SIEM (Security Information & Event Management) that ingests event logs from systems used across your business. This, while certainly valuable, is also incomplete. MDR providers that provide complete attack surface coverage including network, endpoint, cloud environment, and applications are referred to as Managed XDR (Extended Detection & Response) providers.

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Managed Open XDR by Netsurion

Netsurion Managed XDR combines our 24×7 SOC and our Open XDR platform in a co-managed service that acts as an extension of your cybersecurity team.  As a result, you get adaptive cybersecurity-as-a-service that includes wide attack surface coverage, deep threat detection, proactive threat hunting, and both automated and guided incident response.

Netsurion provides wide coverage with nearly 300 data source integrations and defense across the attack cycle from predict and prevent to detect and respond.




attack vectors and find vulnerabilities

  • Vulnerability management
  • Threat intelligence
  • Application control


any threat, anywhere in zero-time

  • Endpoint protection
  • Threat hunting
  • Reduced false positives





attacks or suspicious behavior faster

  • Managed SIEM
  • Intrusion detection
  • Behavior analysis


to incidents effectively and immediately

  • Automation
  • Incident response
  • Forensic investigation
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Award-Winning MDR

XDR Hot Company: Netsurion Open XDR stands out in a crowded market due in part to its extensive library of data source integrations. This allows customers to protect all IT assets across their enterprise. Core to the platform’s efficacy is its native SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) foundation. 

Next Gen MDR Service Provider: Netsurion delivers managed threat detection and incident response services in either a co-managed or fully managed model, giving customers and partners the flexibility to tailor the service to their needs. 

MDR Best Solution: Netsurion Managed XDR is the combination of technology and expertise that allows cybersecurity leaders and IT service providers to bolster their security posture in the most cost-effective way possible. 

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Looking to optimize your cybersecurity posture with Managed Detection & Response? Choosing the right partner is crucial. Talk to a Cybersecurity Advisor to see if we’re a fit.