Microsoft Defender XDR

Modern protection for a new era of cyber threats

We use Microsoft Defender XDR, the industry-leading XDR security platform, to protect your organisation from advanced cyber threats.

Overview

Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

To defend against cyber threats, you need modern security technology.

While traditional solutions only protect endpoints, XDR extends protection across identities, email, applications, data, infrastructure, and IoT/OT for comprehensive security coverage.

XDR combines signals to decipher attacks across multiple threat vectors. It enables effective breach detection and response, without the need to collate and interpret information between separate products.

As a Microsoft-Verified Managed XDR provider and member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), Chorus can help you protect your organisation with Microsoft Defender XDR, the market-leading XDR solution from Microsoft.

Want to move to XDR? Let’s get started.

By working with Chorus as our strategic security partner, we feel confident that we are making best use of Microsoft technologies with a Zero Trust security model.

Buro HappoldGlobal IT Director

How we can help

Experts in Microsoft Defender XDR

As Microsoft Defender XDR experts, we offer a range of managed security services to help you leverage the full potential of Microsoft XDR technologies and enhance your security posture:

Ready to elevate your security with Microsoft XDR? Get in touch.

Benefits of Microsoft Defender XDR

Microsoft Defender XDR enables you to implement a modern security posture using Zero Trust best-practices across identities, endpoints, productivity and apps. Our experts can help you combine Microsoft Defender XDR with other Microsoft XDR technologies, such as Microsoft Sentinel (SIEM & SOAR) and Microsoft Defender for Cloud, to extend this protection even further across your infrastructure, data and networks.

Identity protection

We can help protect your organisation from attacks against your cloud and on-premises identities, and identify legacy on-prem AD misconfigurations, using Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Entra ID.

Protection for productivity

We can help you reduce the threats of phishing, malware, and ransomware with Microsoft Defender for Office 365’s powerful security capabilities for email, files, and collaboration tools.

Endpoint security

Use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to enhance your endpoint security posture by detecting and mitigating threats, identifying vulnerabilities, and providing real-time response capabilities across your devices and servers.

App security

If you’re using SaaS cloud apps, we can help you can monitor and protect your cloud app data effectively with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

  • Identity protection

    We can help protect your organisation from attacks against your cloud and on-premises identities, and identify legacy on-prem AD misconfigurations, using Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Entra ID.

  • Protection for productivity

    We can help you reduce the threats of phishing, malware, and ransomware with Microsoft Defender for Office 365’s powerful security capabilities for email, files, and collaboration tools.

  • Endpoint security

    Use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to enhance your endpoint security posture by detecting and mitigating threats, identifying vulnerabilities, and providing real-time response capabilities across your devices and servers.

  • App security

    If you’re using SaaS cloud apps, we can help you can monitor and protect your cloud app data effectively with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

Related services

Why Chorus

Microsoft XDR security experts

We’re members of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association with Microsoft Verified MXDR services. As one of the leading providers of Microsoft Defender XDR services, you can have confidence that when you work with Chorus, you’ll be working with some of the best in the business.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • What is XDR?

    XDR stands for Extended Detection & Response. Its a type of cybersecurity solution that integrates multiple data sources and tools.

    XDR goes beyond conventional security solutions that focus only on endpoints. XDR can also safeguard identities, email, applications, infrastructure, data and networks for a more holistic security approach. You can read our article “What are the benefits of XDR?” for more detail.

    Microsoft’s XDR platforms include Microsoft Defender XDR (endpoints, identity, cloud services, apps, data) and Microsoft Defender for Cloud (servers, on-premise/hybrid/cloud, networks).

    To understand how XDR differs from EDR, MDR and MXDR, read our article that explains these acronyms and how the solutions and services differ.

  • What is MXDR?

    MXDR is an acronym for Managed Extended Detection & Response, a type of managed security service that leverages XDR technology to safeguard the clients’ organisations from cyber threats.

    Some people may call it “Managed XDR”, but Microsoft is now using the term “MXDR” and it has become widely accepted in the industry.

    To learn more about MXDR, you can check out our articles “What is MXDR?” and “What are the benefits of MXDR?” that cover what you need to know about an MXDR service.

  • Is Microsoft Defender XDR the new name for Microsoft 365 Defender?

    Yes. Microsoft announced they were renaming “Microsoft 365 Defender” as “Microsoft Defender XDR” at Microsoft Ignite in November 2023.

  • What is Microsoft Defender for Identity?

    Microsoft Defender for Identity is part of Microsoft Defender XDR. It helps protect against attacks on any on-premises identities if you still use Active Directory and domain controllers for any legacy systems. By installing the Defender for Identity sensor on your domain controllers, you can monitor your network traffic. You’ll benefit from a host of detections, which flag any suspicious activity or attacks on Active Directory, as well as various unified response actions, which cover both on-premise and cloud accounts, without having to take separate actions for both.

    Microsoft Defender for Identity also helps you improve your on-premises security posture. It can help identify risky misconfigurations in Active Directory, such as dormant accounts with admin privileges or accounts not requiring passwords. Due to the age of Active Directory technology, many organisations have legacy misconfigurations from years or decades ago, which could pose serious security vulnerabilities for attackers to exploit.

  • What is Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is part of Microsoft Defender XDR. It’s a powerful unified endpoint security platform that proactively protects your devices from advanced cyber threats, and also provides post-breach detection, automated investigation and response capabilities. It combines modern endpoint detection & response (EDR) capabilities with antivirus (AV) to provide an industry-leading endpoint protection solution.

    It uses a combination of Windows OS sensors, cloud analytics, and threat intelligence to detect and respond to attacks in near real time. It also helps you reduce your attack surface by identifying and remediating vulnerabilities and misconfigurations on your endpoints.

    Where automation isn’t sufficient and human attention is required, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint gives our security analysts the tools to take a wide range of response actions to investigate and respond to threats. For example, isolating machines remotely.

  • What is Microsoft Defender for Office 365?

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is part of Microsoft Defender XDR. It’s a cloud-based security solution that helps protect your organisation against advanced threats to your email and collaboration tools, such as phishing, ransomware and malware.

  • What is Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps?

    Microsoft Defender is part of Microsoft Defender XDR. It helps you secure your SaaS cloud applications, enabling you to discover, assess, and manage the risks of your cloud app usage, and also provides advanced threat protection and response capabilities.

    It’s a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and provides visibility and control over data travel, with sophisticated analytics to identify risks and protect your cloud services.

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