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Cisco is a representative vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Network Detection and Response (NDR), formerly known as network traffic analysis.

Market definition:

"NDR solutions primarily use non-signature-based techniques (for example, machine learning or other analytical techniques) to detect suspicious traffic on enterprise networks."

Gartner also highlights that “response is an important function of NDR solutions”. This is why they renamed this market "network detection and response", because this term more accurately reflects the functionality of these solutions.


In this report, Gartner provides an overview of the market and highlights some of the key vendors to be considered by security and risk management leaders.

We believe Cisco Stealthwatch meets the key capabilities required in an NDR solution, including the ability to analyze encrypted traffic to detect threats without decryption. It also provides response capabilities by integrating with other security technologies and comes with the Cisco SecureX platform to further enhance threat investigation and response.

Gartner Market Guide for Network Detection and Response, Lawrence Orans, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Josh Chessman, 11 June, 2020.

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