netQ and single-vendor SASE platform Cato Networks have announced netQ’s appointment as a strategic partner for large enterprise, government, NGO, and commercial customers in New Zealand.
Founded in 2015, netQ is specialist in IT networking and security markets, serving large private and public customers throughout New Zealand.
The IT systems integrator chose to focus its service offerings on the network and security fields, and has consequently become one of the country’s top boutique IT network and security solutions providers.
netQ CEO Neille Bonner says, “Organisations are now in a constant program of digital transformation. Central to this is enabling access from anywhere at any time to both private and public applications securely. SASE is the architecture of the future, and we will ensure our customers have a clear roadmap to ensure great connectivity, delivered securely."
Bonner continues, “We are delighted to partner with Cato Networks. We have evaluated dozens of hardware, software, and cloud-based solutions in the network security and ransomware markets and believe that Cato Networks has the most comprehensive and visionary approaches to helping customers provide whole of business security.
"Complete enterprise-wide network security and successfully battling threats like ransomware, malware, and other cybersecurity business threats have become critical, boardroom-level issues for nearly all our customers. We believe that the unique approach that Cato Networks brings to the SASE market will help our clients become more efficient and agile in addressing critical business initiatives and threats to their operations with simplicity."
Cato Networks ANZ Channel Leader Michael Fullbrook says, “netQ is an organisation that shares our unique vision of how businesses will transform their security postures in the next several years to address the ever-growing threats to their IT infrastructure and critical data assets.
“To be successful in meeting customers’ demands in this market, a partner must have a very deep reservoir of security skills on their team and be absolutely committed to maintaining the best staff and knowledge.
"We believe netQ is an ideal partner to help our New Zealand enterprise and public sector customers deploy our solutions and advance their digital transformation initiatives in a highly secure manner."
netQ is headquartered in Auckland and provides services to dozens of large enterprise and government clients throughout New Zealand. Via its participation in the Cato Partner program, netQ will offer the full suite of Cato Networks solutions.
In addition to security solutions, netQ will provide advanced Cato services such as level one technical support, professional services, co-branding, joint marketing and have access to Cato’s free professional training programs.
The netQ partnership is the latest investment by Cato in the ANZ region. Cato maintains a global private backbone of more than 75 PoPs worldwide with PoPs across Australia and now in Auckland.
As with all Cato PoPs, the Auckland PoP runs Cato’s fault-tolerant converged networking and security architecture, the Cato Single Pass Cloud Engine (Space).
Current converged capabilities include Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) with Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) with Advanced Threat Prevention (IPS, Next Generation Anti-malware).
Space operates at wire speed, performing networking and security capabilities in parallel. The selection of security services is customisable, allowing the layering of features and is only billed on a per-site basis once commissioning is complete.
In addition, Cato offers a managed detection and response service, ensuring customers’ networks are constantly analysed for threats on a global basis.