Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), a leader in extended risk and threat detection, today announced the appointment of Duo, a division of Sektor, as a strategic distributor in New Zealand.
Under the new agreement which is now in effect, Duo’s partner network of resellers, value-added resellers (VARs), and managed security service providers (MSSPs) will have access to Rapid7’s Insight platform, which will strengthen their cybersecurity portfolios by providing the visibility and responsiveness their customers need in today’s dynamic threat environment.
Rapid7’s partnership with Duo also comes at a time when spending on cybersecurity and risk management is a growing priority for organizations looking to strengthen their security posture. According to Gartner, security spending in New Zealand is forecasted to grow 11 percent in 2024, reaching almost NZ$1 billion.
“With organizations set to increase their cybersecurity spending, resellers, VARs, and MSSPs will each play a pivotal role in providing the cyber tools that businesses need to bolster their defenses,” said Anita Moorhouse, Partner Director, Asia Pacific and Japan (APAC) for Rapid7. “We’re delighted to have Duo join us as a strategic distributor in New Zealand and look forward to working closely with them and their partner network.“
“We're excited to collaborate with the team at Rapid7 as they expand into the New Zealand market,” said David Long, GM Cyber AU/NZ at Duo. “Their solution is perfect for commercial and large enterprises looking to enhance asset visibility and address vulnerabilities across their entire IT estate. The platform provides automated, actionable insights, presenting a market opportunity for the channel community and service providers to deliver additional value to their customer base."
The Rapid7 Insight platform is a comprehensive suite of tools that ensures an organization’s security, IT, and DevOps teams have easy 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,” said Moorhouse.
For VARs and MSSPs that wish to build services and offerings underpinned by Rapid7 technologies, Duo and Rapid7 will provide a comprehensive pathway to market.
Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) is on a mission to create a safer digital world by making cybersecurity simpler and more accessible. We empower security professionals to manage a modern attack surface through our best-in-class technology, leading-edge research, and broad, strategic expertise. Rapid7’s comprehensive security solutions help more than 10,000 global customers unite cloud risk management and threat detection to reduce attack surfaces and eliminate threats with speed and precision. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Duo is New Zealand’s largest dedicated cyber security distributor bringing best of breed and innovative solutions to the partner community. Having been in the cybersecurity market for well over a decade, Duo brings a depth of expertise and experience which has helped it support the industry to advance New Zealand’s security posture together. Sektor, which acquired Duo in 2019, is a technology distribution group helping customers build innovative and efficient solutions for the retail, networking, healthcare, mobility, security, ergonomics and cybersecurity markets. Sektor’s passionate, dedicated and deeply knowledgeable team are industry and technology experts, helping resellers build winning solutions for clients. Sektor is a New Zealand company with offices in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. With over 200 staff it is the largest value-added IT distributor in the Asia Pacific region.