Menu
​Boost for Kapiti Coast as Govt selects local security web firm

​Boost for Kapiti Coast as Govt selects local security web firm

“More and more New Zealanders are relying on Government systems to store and process their most private information."

Kapiti Coast-founded Aura RedShield has been appointed to the New Zealand Government’s Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS) panel, as part of a lineup of corporate technology heavyweights.

As reported by Computerworld New Zealand, the government claims that TaaS is set to transform the way telecommunications services are managed and utilised by government agencies.

Via TaaS, RedShield will become a key provider to Government for secure application publishing services, protecting its websites and applications from attacks and privacy breaches, across both internal networks and those available publicly on the Internet.

“We’re hugely excited at having been appointed to the panel, and from our point of view, the timing for the launch of the TaaS initiative couldn’t be more perfect,” says Andy Prow, Managing Director, Aura RedShield.

“More and more New Zealanders are relying on Government systems to store and process their most private information.

“With today’s growing threat of cyber-attack, it’s great to see our Government taking such critical, proactive steps to monitor, and protect against, those threats.

“RedShield has the ability not only to shield applications from within New Zealand, but our global network of ‘nodes’ also allows us to absorb attacks on New Zealand from overseas.”

Prow says RedShield currently deflects almost one million attacks each week from overseas sources, targeting local public and private sector organisations.

“Prior to the launch of TaaS there were a number of Government applications already using the RedShield service, so we know the threat is real,” Prow adds.

“We’re strong advocates for the strengthening of New Zealand’s online systems against the growing global threat, and TaaS is a great step forward in achieving that.”

The TaaS panel is administered by the Government Chief Information Officer at the Department of Internal Affairs, and reflects the goals of the Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags governmentSteven JoyceTaaSAura RedShield

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments