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Spark expand security offering to enterprise

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Spark expand security offering to enterprise


Spark is the first to be offering a suite of high-grade managed security services to businesses, based on the model Government agencies under Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) use today.

This expansion will make it easier than ever before for businesses to purchase scalable security capability as a service. Services will include Secure Internet, Secure Application Publishing, Secure Managed Firewall, Secure Messaging and remote access. It also has the ability to give customers full oversight of ICT security with Security Management Services, which includes Security Incident and Event Management as well as Incident Response as a service.

Head of Spark Security, Josh Bahlman, says there is a real demand in the New Zealand market to consume a security offering just like the one we originally built for Government agencies under TaaS. “Cyber threat is a top concern for Kiwi enterprises, expanding our offering provides businesses with the best possible defence in depth model,” he says.

There are a range of game-changing benefits a business will receive under managed security services, including a rapid increase in security maturity, the ability to pick and choose services with a simple pricing construct per month, as well as being able to leverage global intelligence feeds that detect and respond to threats before they have an impact on the business.

Digital disruption continues at an unprecedented rate providing numerous new vectors of attack into businesses. As a result, the nefarious hacking economy is becoming increasingly lucrative - now a 500-billion-dollar industry. Data of all kinds has a dollar value attached to it and, despite a range of end-based customer protection tools, the number of attacks, and the impact of those attacks are still growing.

“As a result of these changes, security is a beast not to be tackled alone. With over 100 security professionals whose focus is 100% security, a strong investment in new security technologies, and the only commercial New Zealand member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams), Spark can provide extensive access to global threat intelligence sources and provide businesses with high quality protection,” say Mr. Bahlman.

Last year Spark took out the best Security Awareness Campaign at the iSANZ Awards for their work in building better awareness with their Pac-Man style online training scheme. Spark also won APJ Managed Security Service Provider of the Year at the Cisco Global Service Awards. For more information on security services for your business, please visit http://www.sparkdigital.co.nz/solutions/security

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