NCC Group named a Strong Performer in MDR analyst report

 The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021

The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

Read Forrester’s MDR Wave™ to learn why security leaders seeking an international MDR vendor with a rich history in cyber security should evaluate NCC Group.
NCC Group was selected to become one of only 15 providers included in The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021.
In the report, you can learn why NCC Group received the highest score possible in criteria such as threat intelligence, machine learning, AI and overall performance.

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“The vendor provides rich, detailed explanations of how it applies its offensive and defensive security research combined with its threat intelligence to advance detection efforts through analytics and machine learning.”

The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021

NCC Group approaches MDR with an attacker’s mindset

"Thinking like an attacker is a valuable skillset for defenders, which NCC Group injects into its MDR offering in a unique way. It combines this approach with threat intelligence, native offensive and defensive security research, and its 2015 acquisition of Fox-IT, which all allow NCC Group to meaningfully deliver MDR"

The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021

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Get insights into:

Constantly escalating security costs, alert overloads and a lingering uncertainty of the actual security level of your business – does that seem familiar?


The world of cyber security is constantly growing more complex, chaotic and unpredictable. At the same time, many service providers do not provide the actual security value that they promise.


In "The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021" report, Forrester provides an evaluation of the top vendors within the fast-moving and convoluted MDR market. 

Why managed detection and response is 

important and if it is relevant to your business

What you should expect from your MDR provider 

(hint: it might be more than you are getting)

How threat intel capabilities lead to improvements in detection time, alert context and decision-making


NCC Group the only provider to score top marks possible in both the AI/ML and threat intelligence criteria

NCC Group is one of only three providers, to receive a 5/5 score in the machine learning/AI criterion, and the only one to get the highest possible score in this as well as in the threat intel criterion – and we are just getting started! With even more development, in 12 months’ time, we would expect to break their scale of what good looks like in this domain.

A 5/5 score in machine learning/AI criterion is defined as: "Compared with others in this assessment, the vendor demonstrates superior processes linking organic threat intelligence, threat hunting, and analytics to ML/AI use cases and conclusively proves that ML and AI techniques lead to accelerated detection time frames and improved context during investigations and facilitate more accurate decision-making for response actions across a wide range of adversary TTPs."


The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021

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