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May 11, 2023

Hillstone Networks included in recent Gartner reports


There are some interesting changes happening in the network detection and response (NDR) market. Gartner released Emerging Tech: Security – Adoption Growth Insights for Network Detection and Response. *1 Let’s look at some of these market trends and use cases, and then explore some of the findings as they relate to Hillstone Networks’ capabilities and overall approach to cybersecurity.

First, let’s take a high-level view of what NDR is. Network detection and response is essentially the scanning and analysis of data and metadata as it traverses both north-south (into and out of other networks) and east-west (within internal networks). As we will explore, the historical use case of NDR has been post-breach threat detection, but that may be changing in favor of some other use cases.

The key takeaways and trends uncovered by Gartner in the overall NDR market include:

  • “Gartner saw 27% growth in NDR inquiries between 2021 and 2022.”
  • “Government and finance buyers have the strongest interest in network detection and response (NDR), but interest across all industries outpaces the variance between specific industries.”
  • “Technical roles still dominate interest and conversations on NDR.”
  • “NDR appeal is greatest among the largest organizations, but there is growing interest from midsize organizations.”
  • “Although NDR started as a product sold to network security buyers, today, NDR is sold more to SOC buyers. Targeting SOC teams opens up new revenue opportunities, but also opens “competition with endpoint detection and response (EDR), and even the security information and event management (SIEM) vendors.”*1

Hillstone Networks is delighted to be included in the list of Example Vendors not only in the aforementioned Gartner report*1, but also their report titled Emerging Tech: Top Use Cases for Network Detection and Response. *2

Breach detection is still the most common use case for NDR as many detections begin at the network layer.

Hillstone’s NDR solutions include advanced attack chain mapping and visualizations, giving IR teams a clear view of their adversary’s path, and speeding up their response.

Another shift in NDR adoption comes in the form of attack remediation. Once the attack path has been identified, NDR solutions are now being called into duty to help teams remediate the risks that led to the breach. Hillstone’s iSource is a leading extended detection and response (XDR) solution that seamlessly integrates detections and signals from other Hillstone products in order to identify and automate playbook-driven responses and remediations to vulnerabilities within the network.

Source : *1 Gartner®, “Emerging Tech: Security — Adoption Growth Insights for Network Detection and Response”, Nat Smith et al., 4 April 2023

*2 Gartner®, “Emerging Tech: Top Use Cases for Network Detection and Response”, Nat Smith et al., 5 April 2023

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