Gartner Recognizes Kudelski Security for Managed Detection and Response Services

Company Recognized as One of the Few Full-Service MSSPs Offering MDR Capabilities to Improve Threat Detection, Incident Response and Continuous Monitoring

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland and PHOENIX, July 6th, 2017 – Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and trusted innovator for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced it has been recognized in Gartner’s recently released “Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services” as a Representative Vendor.

Gartner’s guide provides insights to IT security professionals looking to augment their operations with real-time threat detection and incident response capabilities. As one of its key findings shows, organizations often struggle to deploy MDR capabilities due to limited resources in people, processes and technology. Kudelski Security, one of only a few full-service Managed Security Services providers (MSSP) referenced in the guide, offers enterprises a cost-effective way to overcome these challenges and optimize cyber defenses.

“Enterprises are reeling from the scale and frequency of security threats and, despite resource limitations, there’s great pressure on CISOs to have the right people, process and technology in place,” said Rich Fennessy, chief executive officer, Kudelski Security. “Gartner has led the industry with research into MDR and based on their findings expect use to increase from 1 percent to 15 percent of organizations by 2020.

“This recognition in the Gartner market guide validates once more our managed security strategy,” continued Fennessy. “Our broader approach includes innovative new services such as managed deception, managed endpoint and rapid incident response, and has generated tremendous client interest. By going far beyond legacy MSSPs we’re helping to set a new benchmark in detecting and defending against cyber adversaries.”

Kudelski Security has been hailed for utilizing iterative intelligence, advanced detection and deep analysis capabilities to develop new “MSS 2.0” security solutions. The resulting powerful, first-of-its kind offerings are driven by Cyber Fusion Centers (CFCs) in Switzerland and Phoenix, which provide the ability to fuse contextual threat intelligence with security-relevant data. This enables Kudelski Security’s service teams to rapidly identify and respond to evasive threats and ensure clients have the vital information and forensic support necessary for quick, effective response.

Over the past year, the company has set an innovation leadership pace in the security marketplace by introducing breakthroughs ranging from the Kudelski Security Research Division to the Kudelski Group’s Internet of Things (IoT) Security Center of Excellence. Only weeks ago, Kudelski Security announced it had created the first and only MSS solution featuring illusive networks’ Deception Management System™(DMS), which minimizes time-to-detection and the impact of breaches by forcing cyber intruders into an alternate reality.

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Kudelski Security is the premier advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today’s most security-conscious organizations. Our long-term approach to client partnerships enables us to continuously evaluate their security posture to recommend solutions that reduce business risk, maintain compliance and increase overall security effectiveness. With clients that include Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations in Europe and across the United States, we address the most complex environments through an unparalleled set of solution capabilities including consulting, technology, managed security services and custom innovation. For more information, visit


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