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The Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market size is expected to reach US$ 7.24 billion by 2030, from US$ 3.15 billion in 2023, at a CAGR of 12.6% during the forecast period.

NDR solutions provide real-time network monitoring capabilities to help organizations quickly identify and respond to cybersecurity threats across network endpoints, on-premises and cloud infrastructures. NDR leverages network telemetry data, advanced analytics, and threat intelligence to detect malicious activity and enable security teams to contain threats before they spread widely. Key drivers of the NDR market include the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks, growing network complexity with IoT devices and cloud adoption, and stringent regulatory compliance.

The Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market is segmented by component, deployment mode, organization size, industry vertical and region. By component, the market is segmented into solutions and services. The solutions segment accounts for the largest market share, owing to the growing need for advanced threat detection and response platforms equipped with capabilities like machine learning, user behavior analytics and automation.

Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Regional Insights:

  • North America is expected to be the largest market for Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market during the forecast period, accounting for over 38% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in North America is attributed to early adoption of advanced cybersecurity solutions, presence of leading NDR vendors, and stringent regulations around data security and privacy.
  • The Europe market is expected to be the second-largest market for Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market, accounting for over 28% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in Europe is attributed to rising frequency of targeted ransomware attacks and emergence of regulations like GDPR.
  • The Asia Pacific market is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market, with a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. The growth of the market in Asia Pacific is attributed to increasing digitalization and cyber threats across countries like China, India, Japan and Australia.

Figure 1. Global Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Share (%), By Region, 2023


Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Drivers:

  • Rising sophistication of cybersecurity threats: The continuously evolving threat landscape is a key factor driving the growth of the NDR market. Cybercriminals are using more sophisticated techniques like zero-day exploits, advanced persistent threats, polymorphic malware and evasion tactics to bypass traditional security tools. High profile breaches have highlighted the need for enhanced visibility and threat hunting capabilities provided by NDR solutions. According to industry estimates, the cost of cybercrime could reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. As attacks become more targeted and difficult to detect, organizations are prioritizing investments in advanced NDR platforms to proactively hunt for in-network threats and accelerate response.
  • Digital transformation and cloud adoption: The growing digital transformation and cloud migration initiatives across industries are contributing majorly to the NDR market growth. As organizations adopt technologies like cloud, IoT, big data and mobility, their attack surface is expanding significantly. The lack of visibility into cloud workloads and exploded network endpoints makes threat detection very challenging. NDR solutions provide unified visibility across on-premise and multi-cloud environments to identify suspicious activities. Moreover, the remote work trends triggered by the pandemic have accelerated cloud adoption and the need for robust cloud-based security tools.
  • Stringent regulatory and compliance mandates: Expanding regulatory requirements are compelling organizations to adopt advanced security platforms like NDR. Regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR impose stringent data security, privacy and compliance obligations on enterprises. Non-compliance can lead to heavy fines, lawsuits and reputational damage. NDR solutions enable continuous network monitoring, threat hunting and rapid response to address compliance needs effectively. For instance, GDPR mandates data breach notification within 72 hours, requiring faster incident response which NDR platforms can provide.
  • Shortage of cybersecurity professionals: The severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals is leading organizations to seek automated security solutions like NDR. With limited personnel, security teams are unable to effectively monitor networks, analyze enormous amounts of data for threats and respond promptly to incidents. NDR solutions alleviate this pressure by automating threat detection, investigation and response workflows through capabilities like machine learning, behavioral analytics and orchestration. This enables lean security teams to strengthen threat hunting, incident investigation and response processes in a more efficient manner.

Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Opportunities:

  • Convergence with SIEM and SOAR: The integration of NDR capabilities with SIEM and SOAR solutions can unlock significant growth opportunities. As SIEM provides log management and reporting while SOAR enables automation of response workflows, their convergence with NDR provides a comprehensive threat lifecycle management capability. Integrated NDR-SIEM-SOAR solutions allow seamless transition across threat detection, investigation, prioritization and coordinated response. This convergence also strengthens analytics, enriches contextual information and allows orchestrating actions across security infrastructure.
  • Managed detection and response services: The growing demand for managed security services presents an important growth avenue for NDR vendors. Many organizations lacking in-house security expertise are seeking to outsource NDR capabilities by leveraging MDR offerings provided by managed security service providers. According to industry estimates, the MDR market is likely to grow at over 15% CAGR through 2027. NDR vendors have huge opportunities to provide managed NDR-as-service to enterprises looking for 24x7 threat monitoring, hunting and response support.
  • Securing IoT and OT networks: The proliferation of IoT and OT devices across critical infrastructure sectors is providing lucrative expansion opportunities for NDR vendors. IoT and industrial networks face greater security vulnerabilities and cyberattack risks. NDR solutions tailored for IoT and OT environments can provide comprehensive visibility and threat detection across these highly distributed non-IT networks which rely on legacy systems and proprietary protocols.
  • NDR for SMEs: SMEs face disproportionately higher cyber risks relative to their security budgets and resources. NDR vendors have massive room for market expansion by providing affordable and scalable solutions tailored for the needs of small and mid-sized organizations. SME-focused NDR offerings driven by capabilities like unified visibility, advanced analytics, automation and ease of use can help such companies cost-effectively boost security postures against sophisticated threats.

Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 3.15 Bn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 12.6% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 7.24 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Component: Solutions, Services
  • By Deployment Mode: On-premises, Cloud
  • By Organization Size: SMEs, Large Enterprises
  • By Industry Vertical: BFSI, Government & Defense, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, IT & Telecom, Retail & eCommerce, Manufacturing, Others 
Companies covered:

Cisco, Juniper Networks, RSA Security, Awake Security, Vectra AI, ExtraHop, Darktrace, Fortinet, FireEye, Trend Micro, Niara, Securonix, Hillstone Networks, Countertack, Corelight, ProtectWise, Flowmon Networks, BluVector, Armor, Palo Alto Networks

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing sophistication of cybersecurity threats
  • Digital transformation and cloud adoption
  • Stringent regulatory and compliance mandates
  • Shortage of cybersecurity professionals
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Deployment and operational complexity
  • High costs
  • Privacy concerns and data regulations

Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Trends:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning: AI and ML have emerged as key technology trends shaping the NDR market. By applying AI algorithms to network traffic, NDR platforms can automate the discovery of hard-to-detect threats and minimize false positives. ML also enables NDR solutions to consume vast amounts of data from diverse environments and endpoints to uncover hidden patterns, anomalies and relationships indicative of advanced attacks. AI-powered capabilities like behavioral analytics and UEBA are becoming indispensable components of modern NDR offerings.
  • Integration with threat intelligence: The integration of NDR solutions with cyber threat intelligence feeds is gaining traction as a key market trend. Threat intelligence provides real-time information on known indicators of compromise, attacker infrastructure and TTPs. By ingesting and correlating threat intel feeds from both internal and external sources, NDR platforms can enhance threat detection accuracy and reduce false positives. Real-time intel enables identifying threats specific to the organization's industry and geography.
  • Cloud-based deployment: The growing trend is shifting towards cloud-based delivery of NDR solutions providing flexible and scalable options for organizations. Cloud-native NDR platforms allow easy integration with other cloud-based security tools. By moving to cloud, NDR solutions can match the agility of modern hybrid networks and distributed workforces. Cloud infrastructure also enables easy scalability to handle the vast amounts of data required for advanced analytics, while ensuring faster and more frequent updates.
  • Automated response and containment: Leading NDR vendors are incorporating advanced automation capabilities to enable faster response and containment of threats. By leveraging pre-defined rules and integrated threat intel, NDR platforms can take immediate actions such as isolating infected endpoints, stopping lateral movement, disabling user accounts or rolling back changes through built-in playbooks. This reduces reliance on manual investigation and frees up security analysts to focus on high-priority threats.

Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Restraints:

  • Deployment and operational complexity: The complexity involved in deploying, customizing and operating NDR solutions can restrain market growth, especially for organizations with limited security expertise and resources. Integrating NDR platforms with complex security and network infrastructures can be challenging. Lack of interoperability standards poses integration issues. Finetuning algorithms and rules to minimize false positives requires significant expertise and time investment. Such challenges may deter adoption among resource-constrained businesses.
  • High costs: While the benefits are enormous, NDR solutions require significant capital and operational investments which restrain adoption. The costs encompass expenditures on proprietary network sensors, large-scale data storage, advanced analytics capabilities and specialized security talent. Justifying these investments may be difficult especially for smaller organizations and those with tight security budgets. Lack of skilled staff also inflates operational costs and impacts ROI realization.
  • Privacy concerns and data regulations: Growing data privacy regulations like GDPR pose compliance challenges around collecting and analyzing large volumes of network metadata. Some solutions ingest full packets raising privacy issues which could discourage adoption. Moreover, the need to anonymize customer data and enable user consent before collecting network telemetry can increase compliance overheads for NDR vendors. This acts as a market restraint, forcing providers to adapt solutions to regional regulations.

Recent Developments:

New product launches:

  • In October 2022, Trend Micro launched Cloud One - Network Security powered by TippingPoint, which integrates intrusion prevention system capabilities into its cloud security platform to enhance threat protection across customer environments.
  • In September 2022, Securonix announced new capabilities like flexible log management and faster threat response for its SNYPR NDR platform, to drive greater efficiency for security teams.
  • In June 2022, Awake Security launched AwakeOT to deliver NDR capabilities optimized for operational technology and ICS networks in critical infrastructure sectors.

Acquisition and partnerships:

  • In October 2022, Google Cloud acquired Siemplify to integrate its security orchestration, automation and response capabilities into Google Chronicle's NDR platform.
  • In September 2022, SentinelOne acquired Attivo Networks to enhance identity threat detection across cloud, data centers and endpoints.
  • In August 2022, NXNS acquired Rook Security to add managed detection and response services to its NDR portfolio.

Figure 2. Global Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market Share (%), By Component, 2023


Top companies in Network Detection and Response (NDR) Market:

  • Cisco
  • Juniper Networks
  • RSA Security
  • Awake Security
  • Vectra AI
  • ExtraHop
  • Darktrace
  • Fortinet
  • FireEye
  • Trend Micro
  • Niara
  • Securonix
  • Hillstone Networks
  • Countertack
  • Corelight
  • ProtectWise
  • Flowmon Networks
  • BluVector
  • Armor
  • Palo Alto Networks

Definition: The Network Detection and Response (NDR) market refers to the industry and technologies focused on real-time monitoring and analysis of network activities to rapidly detect potential threats and enable quick response and containment by security teams. NDR solutions leverage network telemetry from endpoints, infrastructure and cloud along with sophisticated analytics, machine learning, and threat intelligence to identify anomalies and malicious behavior across on-prem and cloud environments. The NDR market has gained significant traction in recent years driven by the rising sophistication of cyberattacks that bypass traditional security tools. NDR provides enhanced network visibility, analysis and response capabilities to help organizations improve threat protection, investigation efficiency and resilience. It empowers security teams with actionable insights to hunt for threats, prioritize incidents and accelerate response through capabilities like automated playbooks. The market is poised for strong growth with the increasing need for advanced security analytics, threat hunting and response automation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

High deployment costs, lack of cybersecurity expertise, privacy and data regulation concerns are some key factors hampering NDR market growth.

Increasing frequency of cyberattacks, growing network complexity, stringent regulatory compliance, rapid cloud adoption, emergence of IoT devices are major factors driving NDR market.

The solutions segment leads the NDR market owing to rising demand for advanced threat detection platforms equipped with capabilities like ML, UEBA.

Major players in the NDR market are Cisco, RSA, Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace, Vectra AI, ExtraHop, Trend Micro.

North America is expected to continue leading the market during the forecast period.

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