ActZero, a cybersecurity startup whose AI-powered managed detection and response (MDR) solution helps to secure organizations of all sizes, announced a strategic partnership with Tech Data, one of the world’s top technology distributors and solutions aggregators. ActZero and Tech Data intend to work together to help businesses correctly detect, learn from, and prevent emerging security threats.

The ActZero platform brings together next-generation antivirus protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and 24/7 automated and managed threat hunting capabilities, all powered by a purpose-built AI engine and provided as a single, cost-effective solution. As a result, ActZero detects and blocks all forms of threats in sub-second response times, from commodity malware to cyberattacks.

Through the IT distributor and solutions aggregator’s global network, the agreement will boost the adoption of ActZero’s unique security platform as part of Tech Data’s edge-to-cloud offering and widen access to superior security for small and mid-size enterprises. Furthermore, this scale enables ActZero’s machine learning engines to benefit from tremendous network effects, which enhance the company’s capacity to detect and contain threats.

“We’re excited to roll out this partnership. Our goal is to democratize cybersecurity for small and mid-size businesses, and Tech Data’s well known distribution platform and industry-leading security expertise unlocks the ability to get ActZero’s superior approach in the hands of more companies,” said John Nurczynski, co-founder and Head of the Summit partnership program at ActZero.

“With year-over-year cybercrime statistics increasing exponentially, making smart investments in security solutions is a no-brainer for businesses grappling with how to handle malware, ransomware and proliferating cyber threats. Adding cybersecurity innovators like ActZero to our portfolio of solutions arms Tech Data customers with critical online security tools so the businesses they serve – especially small and mid-sized companies – are equipped to protect from edge to cloud,” said Tracy Holtz, vice president of security solutions at Tech Data.