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We help you to securely navigate the ever-changing technology landscape to protect your brand and reputation

We are proudly New Zealand owned and operated, with a history spanning nearly 4 decades. Delivering solutions spanning the breadth of IT and Cyber Security, we support organisations across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.

Who we partner with

Whether you’re a SMB or an enterprise-level organisation, we have the tools and the team to elevate your technology

Enterprise Solutions

A one-size-fits-all approach has no place in business technology. Our services and solutions are customised to meet Enterprise requirements. Advantage has a strong track record and extensive expertise in managing complex IT environments, including a full suite of managed security solutions. If there is a challenge you are experiencing – we have seen it before and can solve it.

SME Solutions

We understand that Small and Medium Enterprise businesses have unique needs and expectations from a managed service provider.

The Advantage SME offering is designed to provide value for money, flexible pricing options, and the ability to scale as your business grows.

Tools & technology

Our solutions span the breadth of IT and Cyber Security and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

Delivering results

For nearly 4 decades, Advantage has been at the forefront of technology in New Zealand. Originally focused on PC manufacturing and retail, our business has continuously evolved to where we are today: a leading Managed Security, Networking and Managed Services provider.

Our team comprises some of the most highly skilled engineers, consultants and analysts, all whom are based in New Zealand at our North-Island wide locations. We are 100% Kiwi-owned, and take great pride in our unique, true partnership approach.

Focused on client success, the Advantage way is about ensuring great outcomes and a truly exceptional client experience.

Our vendor partners

A key element of our success is the strategic collaboration with our trusted vendor-partners.

How can we help?

Experienced a breach? Need a security assessment?
Talk to us.

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In the pulsating digital landscape, every click and keystroke echoes through cyberspace. The battle for data security rages on.
Breached or stolen passwords are the bane of any organization’s cybersecurity. Passwords cause over 80% of data breaches. Hackers get in using stolen, weak, or reused (and easily breached) passwords.
Cybersecurity has become a critical foundation upon which many aspects of business rely. Whether you’re a large enterprise or small business, network security is a must. Cyberattacks can have long-term consequences.

Don't take our word for it...

This is what some of our clients have to say about working with Advantage

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SECURITY PARTNER
Advantage have been a trusted partner of Property Brokers for over 10 years now supporting our 43 branches and almost 800 endpoints. More recently Advantage has been providing a significant amount of assistance in the security space; it is just no longer possible to maintain the sort of knowledge you need to stay ahead of all the latest threats inhouse so having an experienced partner in this space is invaluable. In a number of instances Advantage have provided immediate assistance as a result of a cyber attack and have provided us with solutions and guidance to ensure that we continue to reduce our exposure.
PROPERTY BROKERS
NEW ZEALAND
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AN A-GRADE FACILITY
About a year ago UCOL decided to move all core systems off premise and to the Advantage data centre. The Advantage facilities are 'A' grade and the staff are competent and very accommodating. They are solution focussed and instead of logging a ticket, we can pick up the phone and talk to a person. The process of getting to where we are has been very smooth thanks to the can-do attitude of the Advantage staff.
UCOL
New Zealand
Winston Pulp International
FAST AND EFFECTIVE
Ageing hardware and difficulty of migrating control apps to a new platform (meant a total rebuild, reconfig, re-commissioning) but virtualisation of servers was chosen to improve availability and recoverability. There was doubt as to whether w2000k based server, real time controls, data-links / databases, HMIs, engineering and diagnostics would work properly. Advantage worked through these issues with us, trial runs were made on hot-spare systems, providing a fast and effective way of virtualising this.
WINSTONE PULP INTERNATIONAL
OHAKUNE
Liquorland
SOLUTIONS PARTNER
Liquorland has undergone some major projects in the last 6 months with a focus on upgrading and managing a large device fleet around the country. Advantage has worked with the team to understand the environment challenges, shared with us best practice and quickly tabled tactical solutions. We rolled out the Advantage Pulseway RMM tool and now our IT team can easily and cost effectively remotely manage all endpoints from anywhere. Advantage has also taken over our endpoint security management with their Managed Detection and Response solution, watching our endpoints 24/7 for Cyberattacks.
LIQUORLAND
New Zealand
Overland Footwear Group
TRUSTED SECURITY PARTNER
We are a small IT team looking after a number of endpoints around the country, we engaged Advantage to upgrade our antimalware solution to the latest and review our security overall. We found Advantage responsive and easy to deal with and have a spread of security products to suit a wide-range of organisations. Their monthly Phishing Simulation and Training has really helped with staff education at the store levels, which as a business that depends on emails, has always been a risk.
OVERLAND GROUP
AUCKLAND
Nelson Building Society
SECURITY PARTNER
Being a Building Society, our security is of utmost importance and selecting the right partner to take us on the security journey was crucial. Advantage took the time to understand our business and worked closely with our partners to roll out various security solutions covering multiple areas. Advantage keeps our staff engaged with monthly CyberSecurity training and their SOC watches our business 24/7 for Cyberattacks.
NELSON BUILDING SOCIETY
NELSON
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MANAGED SERVICES PARTNER
McVerry Crawford consulted with Advantage towards a hosted cloud solution, ongoing managed support and security services for our four regionally based dealerships. The result was a successfully delivered project migrating and updating old on-premise servers to a complete hosted solution with minimal disruption. The Advantage helpdesk and SOC teams continue to provide ongoing proactive maintenance, security monitoring and immediate support to a high standard.
MCVERRY CRAWFORD
MANAWATU / RANGITIKEI
Medlab Central
INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES PARTNER
Advantage has provided infrastructure as a service and support to Medlab Central for more than a decade, allowing them to focus on their critically important laboratory and diagnostic services to the health sector throughout the North Island. More recently Advantage has worked with Medlab Central to provide a 24x7 managed security platform designed to protect them, their systems and their customer data now and into the future.
MEDLAB CENTRAL
NEW ZEALAND
Universal Packaging
MANAGED SERVICES
Universal Packaging has used the Managed Services provided by Advantage for several years. These services provide proactive maintenance of the network, firewall, AV security and immediate support for our users through the Advantage helpdesk. They are expertly managed and provide a level of security and technology that would be extremely difficult for us to manage in-house. The helpdesk service is fast, efficient and friendly and we have seen excellent uptake by our users who find talking to Advantage as natural as talking to their colleagues. All staff at Advantage have taken time to learn about the people and culture in our business and this enables the ‘personal touch’ to come through with all interactions. We would thoroughly recommend other businesses look at Advantage if a cost-effective, robust and responsive IT solution is required.
UNIVERSAL PACKAGING
MANAWATU
Palmerston North Airport
MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER
Advantage has provided managed IT services for Palmerston North Airport Limited for a number of years. Due to our small team and limited number of resources, we appreciate their tailored approach to helping our business grow and their commitment to providing a level of technical expertise and service that would be difficult for us to manage in-house. Their helpdesk always answers quickly and is usually able to resolve any problems that we have immediately. The team is personable, has a high-level of knowledge and goes out of their way to help us out. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Advantage to any businesses looking for a Managed Service Provider.
PALMERSTON NORTH AIRPORT LIMITED
PALMERSTON NORTH
PEC Fuel Systems
UNWAVERINGLY POSITIVE
A large corporate was looking to divest one of their businesses that was fully integrated into its extensive IT infrastructure. All the knowledge of this infrastructure was held off site and technical services had been provided remotely, so no knowledge existed on the site being divested. We talked with the team at Advantage, and the skills of the team and the helpful attitude was evident immediately and comforting. Around 20 systems had to change over 1 long weekend, where the Advantage team put in an absolutely incredible and tireless effort. It was very humbling to watch and to see the energy of the team they had available get into their work and deliver. It was well planned and trialled prior. Our decision to work with Advantage as out IT partner is unwaveringly positive, I could not have asked or expected more.
Richard Coxon, CEO and Chairperson
PEC FUEL SYSTEMS
RANGITIKEI