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Advantage announces partnership with the GCSB

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Advantage is now a Malware Free Networks (MFN) partner with the GCSB’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The NCSC has developed MFN as a service designed to strengthen New Zealand’s cyber defense capabilities.

MFN is a threat detection and disruption service that provides near real-time threat intelligence reflecting current malicious activity targeting New Zealand organizations.

MFN works with Advantage and other local partners to deliver… technology platform(s) that can take… cyber threat information and very quickly turn it into actionable threat intelligence for partners to deploy.

Advantage now offers the MFN service as part of our managed security products such as firewalls, managed detection and response, SIEM, secure web gateways and endpoint.

Managing Director of Advantage Brad Pearpoint is excited for the partnership: “We are pleased to work with the NCSC in order to bring the MFN disruption service into our intelligence and service portfolio. Threat intelligence is critical for us to assess risk and protect our managed customers and therefore we are always looking for ways to bolster insights in this area which lead us to this partnership.”

With managed firewall and endpoint protection, the benefits are immediate with our current clients as we can see in real time connections to known bad IPs/domains and take immediate action. Advantage can continue to work to encourage and support small to medium businesses, large corporations and government organizations to defend against malicious activity.

To find out more about MFN™ and NCSC, visit www.ncsc.govt.nz/mfn.

To learn more about Advantage’s partnership with GCSB, give us a call on 0800 358 8999

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