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AdvantageNZ takes the win at LogRhythm partner awards
Thu, 21st Oct 2021
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Managed service provider AdvantageNZ has won again at the LogRhythm's 2021 New Zealand Partner of the Year Awards.

AdvantageNZ is a New Zealand owned and operated managed service provider that was started in 1984. Over the years the company has established branches in Auckland and Wellington, in addition to Palmerston North where they hail from.

These days they have a keen focus on cybersecurity. The company recently showcased a large contract with Tower Insurance, which is one of New Zealand's largest insurers.

This cybersecurity expertise was highlighted with the hiring of Jeremy McClure in August this year to head up the company's Security Operations Centre.

In addition to cybersecurity, they have cloud, data center and enterprise ICT skill sets, which they bundle together into monthly service offerings. Clients include both national - multinational companies, local - central governments - agencies, SOE's, charities and small businesses.

The most recent win was part of this year's LogRhythm New Zealand Partner awards and it is the second year in a row they have won the award.

The company won the award for its work providing 24/7 security operations services to customers. They are also the only LogRhythm authorised Support Services Partner in NZ.

Advantage managing director Brad Pearpoint says LogRhythm is a core part of its managed security platform.

“By leveraging LogRhythm's technology stack, Advantage is able to deliver cost effective and innovative security solutions to our clients at scale. We heavily rely on the automation capabilities to minimise the human power we require internally and provide a shorter time to resolution for client incidents.

This year's ceremony recognises teams that have provided valuable contributions to the LogRhythm community in New Zealand and around the world.

LogRhythm's Asia Pacific vice president sales, Simon Howe, says the partners have provided business success, expertise, passion, leadership, and time.

“All are true masters of our technology and match our employees' enthusiasm for enabling security teams to build robust infrastructure to own their own great customer experience for every customer and prospect that interacts with their organisation.