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Interview: Advantage MD Brad Pearpoint talks managed security in NZ

Brad Pearpoint

What’s the secret to building a homegrown IT company that lasts the tests of time? Well, a good starting point is to ask the team at Advantage, a company that has been going strong for more than 37 years.

Advantage managing director, Brad Pearpoint, says the company has evolved through different phases – it’s a manufacturer, to a virtualisation service provider, cloud and datacentre provider and most recently to a managed security provider.

Managed security was the right call for the next step in its evolution. Five years ago, New Zealand businesses were desperately seeking help navigating the threat landscape, which was caught in the wake of attacks against companies like Yahoo, LinkedIn, and many others.

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