MSSP vs MDR: 8 Common Questions and Answers

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) support many different parts of a security program, but detecting and responding to advanced threats is not where they specialize. If you are considering outsourcing detection and response, make sure you understand the key differences between MSSPs and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services. 

This guide includes:

  • FAQs and at-a-glance comparison on MSSPs vs MDR services
  • Checklist with 16 questions to ask MSSPs and MDR providers 
  • Red flags that an MSSP may not be able to provide true MDR