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TD Synnex Joins Chorus to Offer Managed Security Service

Managed eXtended detection and response (MXDR) enables partners to offer a managed security service without significant investment.

Christine Horton

February 1, 2023

3 Min Read
Managed Security

TD Synnex is rolling out a managed eXtended detection and response (MXDR) service to UK partners.

Teaming with managed security services provider (MSSP) Chorus, the service will make it easier for partners to protect customers’ IT environments. Partners won’t need to make upfront investments in building and maintaining their own specialist security practice or recruit and retain their own team.

Built on Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Sentinel, the offering is provided on behalf of the partner by Chorus. TD Synnex’s security experts will support resellers on engagement, go-to-market activity and initial sales.

Alison Nixon is security business unit director, UK and Ireland, TD Synnex. She said the Chorus MXDR proposition has taken “a huge amount of effort and investment over many years — and it’s not something that can be easily replicated.”


TD Synnex’s Alison Nixon

“Through this collaboration, TD Synnex can now offer partners who do not have their own in-house skills the ability to create a security practice, she said. “[They can] provide their customers with a comprehensive digital protection service that will defend them against every kind of modern cyberthreat.”

Matt Child, managing director, Advanced Solutions, UK and Ireland, TD Synnex, cited the distributor’s solutions orchestration expertise and Chorus’s security specialism.


TD Synnex’s Matt Child

“We can deliver an outstanding end-to-end security practice that complements any partner who is either beginning the security journey, is already at an advanced level, or anywhere in between.”

Built on Microsoft

UK-based Chorus is also a Microsoft Gold Partner and member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) for MSSPs. It used its understanding of the vendor’s technologies to develop the XDR capability, said Mark Taylor. He is CTO and founder of the company.

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Chorus’ Mark Taylor

“At Chorus, we realised some time ago that there would be a very considerable opportunity for a comprehensive and effective managed XDR service. One that would deliver on all the cybersecurity needs of enterprises and mid-sized organizations. We made positive investments and used our Microsoft skills to build a complete MXDR proposition that would meet the highest levels of expectation, both in terms of the pro-active protection and service levels it provides.”

TD Synnex said it is ready to work with any partner interested in taking the MXDR offer to their customer base.

“Chorus is a trusted partner – for TD Synnex and for several of our mutual partners,” said Nixon. “This is … a perfect illustration of … what we want to achieve by developing ecosystems that bring partners with different skill sets and access to markets together.”

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Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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