securecom - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Sizing up the NZ security spectrum - Where's the channel sweet spot?

    From new extortion schemes, outside threats and rising cyber attacks, the art of securing the enterprise has seldom been so complex or challenging. With distance no longer a viable defence, Kiwi businesses are fighting to stay ahead of the security curve. In total, 28 per cent of local businesses faced a cyber attack last year, with the number in New Zealand set to rise in 2017. Yet amidst the sensationalism, media headlines and ongoing high profile breaches, confusion floods the channel, as partners seek strategic methods to combat rising sophistication from attackers. In sizing up the security spectrum, this Reseller News roundtable - in association with F5 Networks, Kaspersky Lab, Tech Data, Sophos and SonicWall - assessed where the channel sweet spot is within the New Zealand channel. Photos by Maria Stefina.

  • Securecom buys Simpl's infrastructure business

    Networking and security specialist Securecom has bought Auckland integrator Simpl’s infrastructure business. Securecom director Jon Kalaugher says its customers wanted access to a full range of IT services, but his company wanted to continue being infrastructure specialists, so a partnership with Simpl made sense. “We’ve been experiencing some pretty strong growth and it’s all been referral driven. Our customers came looking for the complete set of IT services and our growth has been based on being specialists in what we do. We’d known of Simpl through the industry and their reputation.” The acquisition, completed on November 1, saw Securecom’s 30 staff move to Simpl House. Simpl had 8 staff in its infrastructure business. Kalaugher says there have already been increased business opportunities by meeting the needs of some of eachother’s clients. As a result, Securecom is hiring as it goes through the integration phase. Simpl managing director Bennett Medary says because there is a mature market demanding specialist, high-end infrastructure services, the business model it has adopted with Securecom will become more common in the industry. “A lot of these services are being commoditised on the one hand but on the other hand you have the convergence of IT and communications so there’s a lot of entrepreneurial opportunity to how you bundle services. “I felt that Simpl in our old structure wasn’t the best vehicle to deliver the level of excellence and skill that’s needed and at the price the market’s looking for.”