Rapid7 Dips into Duo to Distribute across the Ditch


Rapid7 has appointed 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 organisations looking to strengthen their security posture. According to Gartner, security spending in New Zealand is forecasted to grow 11 per cent in 2024, reaching almost NZ$1 billion.

“With organisations 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 defences,” 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 suite of tools that ensures an organisation’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.