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Cybersecurity
Managed service providers: effective scoping to avoid costly vendor pitfalls
Managed security services are outsourced services focusing on the security and resilience of business networks.
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Cybersecurity
CyberCX expands in NZ with the acquisition of Cyber Research NZ
CyberCX has announced the successful acquisition of NZ cybersecurity company Cyber Research NZ, bringing additional capability and experience to its service offerings.
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Cloud
Secureworks invests in APAC team with new director and head of channel
Secureworks has appointed Demetrios Georgiou as director of APAC and Murray Whitlocke-Jones as head of channel as it continues to expand across the region.
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Cybersecurity
WatchGuard Cloud enhances security platform with new endpoint security modules
"WatchGuard continues to deliver on its vision of our Unified Security Platform that enables MSPs to offer a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade security services to protect businesses of all sizes."
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Cybersecurity
Advantage first NZ MSSP to achieve LogRhythm Security Services Authorisation
“It underpins the security services we provide to our customers. We’re excited to have our capability recognised," says Advantage MD.
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Managed Services
Interview: Advantage MD Brad Pearpoint talks managed security in NZ
What’s the secret to building a homegrown IT company that lasts the tests of time? Well, a good starting point is to ask the team at Advantage, a company that has been going strong for more than 37 years.
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Cloud
CyberCX recognised as leading cyber security solutions provider
ISG has assessed CyberCX as a Leader across multiple quadrants: technical security services, strategic security services and managed security services.
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Managed security services
SentinelOne to sell MSSP platform through Exclusive Networks in A/NZ
“Exclusive Networks now have an ability with their new service offering to take SentinelOne’s solutions to market in a way partners and customers want to consume security offerings."
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Security Operations Centre / SOC
Cloudflare partners with GlobalDots to provide SOC as-a-service for companies and organisations
Cloudflare has partnered with GlobalDots to provide Security Operation Centers (SOC) as-a-service for companies and organisations. 
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Ransomware
Security vendors weigh in as fallout of Kaseya cyber attack continues
"This attack is especially dangerous because Kaseya is used by many Managed Service Providers that many businesses trust to handle their IT functions."
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Managed security services
Kordia acquires Auckland managed security services firm SecOps NZ
“Ultimately, with these acquisitions under our belt we can work towards a new joint vision for Kordia Group," says CEO.
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Managed security services
Varonis appoints Intalock as exclusive delivery partner in A/NZ
After partnering with Varonis for the last three years, Intalock is now the first Varonis Certified Delivery Partner in A/NZ.
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Managed Services
Managed cyber services crucial to secure infrastructure, data and processes
"With core MSSP services in place, security can be heightened to improve both the speed of detection and speed of response."
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Cybersecurity
10 things you didn't know about Kiwi ICT company Advantage
Advantage is one of New Zealand’s most established IT providers with offices in Auckland and Palmerston North.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Tesserent to acquire Secure Logic's managed security services business
Secure Logic delivered an audited turnover of $9 million in FY 2020 and a $4.2 million EBITDA, with reportedly ‘strong’ earnings going into FY 2021.
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Endpoint Protection
Secureworks launches XDR security solution & MSSP program
Taegis is designed to expand the company’s threat detection and response capabilities.
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Endpoint Protection
Ensign and Cybereason expand security offerings with partnership
Partnership enables mutual customers throughout APAC to access managed detection and response capabilities.
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Managed security services
PDI acquires Cybera and ControlScan MSS to protect against security threats
The acquisition complements PDI's existing industry-focused cloud product strategy, bringing customers a fully managed, cloud-based network security solution, the company states.
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Managed Services
Vectra sets A/NZ channel in sights with new leadership hire
The new international sales VP will be charged with strengthening its MSP programme and growing its channel partner network in the region.
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Endpoint Protection
Lumen launches managed security services for APAC market
The new service is designed to provide enterprise businesses with a proactive, connected security strategy to enhance threat detection and protection across endpoints.
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Microsoft
BlueVoyant acquires Managed Sentinel, builds out Microsoft MSS offerings
“Combining Managed Sentinel’s Azure Sentinel deployment expertise with BlueVoyant’s MDR capabilities will help customers operationalise and maximise Microsoft security technologies."
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Cybersecurity
75% of IT execs 'worried' about being targeted in cyber-attack
A new report from ConnectWise has shed light on the widespread concern about cyber-attacks, with 91% of SMB executives considering a move to an MSP if it provided the 'right' solution.
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Cybersecurity
SecOps opens new Cyber Defence Operations Centre in Auckland
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards officially opened the centre this week, recognising SecOps’ efforts to provide managed security services to New Zealand businesses.
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IDC
Spending on managed security services in A/NZ to grow despite COVID-19 headwinds
COVID-19 has changed security priorities significantly, and managed security services in A/NZ are set to benefit.