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Rapid7 partners with Duo for strategic distribution in New Zealand
Wed, 20th Dec 2023

Rapid7, an extended risk and threat detection vendor, has appointed Duo, a division of Sektor, as a strategic distributor within New Zealand. The new agreement allows Duo's network of resellers, value-added resellers (VARs), and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to access Rapid7's Insight platform. This platform assists in strengthening their cybersecurity deliverables by furnishing the visibility and responsiveness necessary for their customers amidst an evolving threat landscape.

This partnership emerges at a crucial time as there is a growing emphasis on investing in cybersecurity and risk management for organisations aiming to enhance their security posture. Gartner indicates that New Zealand’s security expenditures are expected to rise by 11 per cent in 2024, approaching about NZ$1 billion.

"With organisations set to escalate their cybersecurity spending, resellers, VARs, and MSSPs will each play a pivotal role in providing the cyber tools that businesses require to fortify their defences," said Anita Moorhouse, Partner Director, Asia Pacific and Japan (APAC) for Rapid7. "We're thrilled to have Duo join us as a strategic distributor in New Zealand and look forward to collaborating closely with them and their partner network."

Duo’s David Long, GM Cyber AU/NZ, expressed, "We're excited to work with the team at Rapid7 as they broaden their reach into the New Zealand market. Their solution is ideal for commercial and large enterprises seeking to augment asset visibility and address vulnerabilities across their entire IT estate. The platform provides automated, practical insights, presenting a market opportunity for the channel community and service providers to provide additional value to their customer base."

The Rapid7 Insight platform is a diverse set of tools that guarantees an organisation’s security, IT, and DevOps teams have effortless and unparalleled access to vulnerability risk management, application security, detection and response, external threat intelligence, orchestration and automation, and cloud security. "The extensive capabilities of Rapid7’s technology, as well as its managed risk and threat solution bundling, provide a valuable offering to the marketplace," remarked Moorhouse.

For VARs and MSSPs seeking to construct services and offerings anchored on Rapid7 technologies, Duo and Rapid7 pledge to provide a comprehensive route to market.