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Radware and Spark NZ enter cybersecurity partnership
Wed, 30th Aug 2023

Radware and Spark NZ have signed a partnership agreement to offer application and network security services in New Zealand.

Based on the new agreement, Spark will resell Radware's application and network security solutions portfolio in New Zealand. The portfolio of solutions includes Radware's cloud application protection services, cloud DDoS protection service, and DefensePro DDoS protection. 

In addition, Spark will deploy Radware's cloud DDoS protection service as part of the organisation's existing IT systems and protections. Radware's cloud DDoS protection service uses advanced behavioural algorithms to detect and mitigate layer 7 DDoS attacks.

Spark is one of New Zealand's largest telecommunications and digital services companies. It provides services to a wide range of leading New Zealand organisations through Spark Business Group, which unites Spark's services with its specialist businesses, CCL, Qrious, and Digital Island. 

Spark's purpose is to help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world. Spark provides mobile, broadband, and digital services to millions of New Zealanders and thousands of New Zealand businesses.

Patric Balmer, Managed Security Service Provider Lead, Spark, emphasises the growing significance and complexity of cybersecurity in New Zealand. He points out that many organisations are grappling with threat detection and response challenges, mainly due to the increasing complexity of threats and shortages in the cybersecurity workforce.

"We know cybersecurity is increasingly critical and can be complex as many organisations in New Zealand continue to face challenges in effectively detecting and responding to threats due to their growing complexity and the resource shortages in the cybersecurity industry," says Balmer. 

"Radware's security solutions combined with Spark's managed security services offer continuous access to cutting-edge expertise and technology, all while ensuring adherence to the highest security best practices and compliance standards." 

Radware's and Spark's partnership is backed by Radware's worldwide cloud security network. In January 2023, Radware opened a new cloud security service centre in Auckland to support Radware customers doing business in New Zealand and across the broader APAC region.

Radware is a cyber security and application delivery solutions provider for physical, cloud, and software-defined data centres. Its solutions portfolio secures the digital experience by providing infrastructure, application, and corporate IT protection and availability services to enterprises globally. 

Radware's solutions empower enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity, and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.  

Today, Radware's global network comprises over 50 security centres and delivers an attack mitigation capacity of 12Tbps. The network is designed to mitigate DDoS attacks closest to their point of origin and provide global DDoS mitigation capable of absorbing even the most significant volumetric attack.

Yaniv Hoffman, Vice President of APAC Sales, Radware, says: "We are proud to partner with Spark to provide its customers with access to a rich portfolio of application and network security services."

"Our new partnership with Spark is designed to deliver the ultimate scalability, flexibility and reliability that today's organisations demand from their cyber protection."