Sangfor Technologies is proud to be recognized as a Key Player and one of the three non-U.S.-headquartered NDR providers in the recently published Gartner Competitive Landscape: Network Detection and Response¹. This guide provides a detailed analysis of key trends impacting end-user adoption and shaping market growth, NDR product differentiation and use cases, and competitive profiles of NDR vendors.

What is NDR and Why is it Important?

Network Detection and Response (NDR) is defined as follows in the Competitive Landscape:

Network detection and response (NDR) detects abnormal system behaviors, notably by applying behavioral analytics to network traffic data. NDR solutions include detection,hunting, forensics and response capabilities. NDR is often delivered as a combination of virtual appliances and cloud-based services, although hardware appliances are also available. In particular, organizations with high security needs (like government and finance) tend to use NDR.

Gartner has forecast worldwide NDR end-user spending in constant currency (both on-premises and cloud-based) to grow to $2.63 billion by 2027, virtually doubling compared to 2022 ($1.38 billion) and exhibiting average yearly growth of 14% from 2022 to 2027.

We believe these growth forecasts underscore the rising awareness among businesses of NDR’s powerful capabilities. Organizations seeking advanced threat detection, complete and real-time visibility, and automated incident response are increasingly turning to NDR solutions. Especially with the rise of cloud adoption, NDR solutions are gaining momentum as they help secure cloud and hybrid environments.

Explore Sangfor Cyber Command

Sangfor Cyber Command is an advanced Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform designed to help organizations proactively detect and respond to sophisticated and unknown security threats lurking within their networks. It bolsters an organization's IT security through vigilant monitoring of all network traffic, correlating security events from various sources, and applying AI-based network traffic analysis and behavior analysis, all aided by global threat intelligence.  

Cyber Command Product Differentiation & Use Cases

The Competitive Landscape report summarizes key NDR market opportunities based on product differentiation and use cases. These are divided into High and Low Product Differentiation, Emerging and Mature. The graph in Gartner’s guide can be interpreted as per the following table.

Low Product Differentiation & Emerging

  • NDR for cloud identity/SaaS
  • NDR for IaaS


High Product Differentiation & Emerging

  • GenAI used in NDR
  • NDR for OT/IoT
  • XDR/NDR opportunity

Low Product Differentiation & Mature

  • Visibility
  • Multifunction sensors (NDR, intrusion detection system, etc.)

High Product Differentiation & Mature

  • Automated IR capabilities


*Table created by Sangfor based on Gartner research. Source: Gartner, Inc., Competitive Landscape: Network Detection and Response 

Our NDR solution, Cyber Command, offers the following product differentiation and use cases, striking a balance between high and low product differentiation and high and low maturity.

  • GenAI (generative AI) used in NDR
  • XDR/NDR opportunity
  • Automated IR capabilities
  • NDR for IaaS
  • Visibility

We believe this demonstrates our ability to continuously innovate while focusing on the core fundamentals of NDR technology. The table below shows how Cyber Command matches up to these product differentiators and use cases.

Category NDR Product Differentiation/ Use Case How does Cyber Command fulfil these differentiations/use cases
High Product Differentiation & Emerging GenAI used in NDR

Advanced Threat Detection with Generative AI-assistant Security GPT:

  • Cyber Command integration with Security GPT markedly improves the threat detection rate and accuracy, especially against advanced threats like zero-day attacks.
  • Using natural language to explain threats simplifies the analysis of complex attacks, speeds up investigation, and recommends mitigation strategies, reducing reliance on expert knowledge.
XDR/NDR opportunity

Comprehensive Visibility and Response:

  • Cyber Command seamlessly integrates with Sangfor and third-party security tools. This integration allows for the ingestion of additional data telemetry, expanding visibility and enabling the automation of incident response actions directly through the platform.
  • This approach also enhances the value of existing security tools without the cost and complexity associated with replacing them.
High Product Differentiation & Mature Automated IR capabilities

Built-in SOAR for Automated Response:

  • Cyber Command is equipped with a built-in security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) module, which facilitates automatic responses to identified threats.
  • Organizations can utilize both predefined and custom playbooks to address common threats or unique scenarios specific to their needs.
Low Product Differentiation & Emerging NDR for IaaS

Cloud Deployment Adaptability:

  • Cyber Command supports deployment in various cloud environments and is compatible with major cloud platforms like AWS, Alibaba Cloud, and Huawei Cloud, offering flexibility and adaptability to different cloud infrastructures.
Low Product Differentiation & Mature Visibility

Extended Visibility with Third-Party Tool Integration:

  • Cyber Command significantly broadens visibility by ingesting data from 97 third-party security tools, including endpoint and network (firewall) solutions and uses 322 pre-defined rules to pinpoint malicious activities.
  • The platform also allows for custom rule creation for log normalization and anomaly detection specifically for third-party data, enhancing the accuracy of its threat detection.


Sangfor Cyber Command is your essential weapon for combating advancing cyber threats. With unmatched threat detection, unprecedented network visibility, automated and integrated incident response, and in-depth threat hunting and investigation, Cyber Command ensures 360-degree security 24/7. To learn more about Cyber Command, contact us here, or write to us at


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1.Gartner Inc., Gartner Competitive Landscape: Network Detection and Response, By Christian Canales and Thomas Lintemuth, Published March 6, 2024


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