Onwardly partners with industry leaders Brightly, SafeAdvisory and Theta to make cybersecurity accessible to NZ businesses

May 30, 2023

We're proud to announce our recent partnerships with industry leaders Brightly, SafeAdvisory and Theta. These partnerships showcase our dedication to democratising security and privacy, ensuring that businesses across New Zealand can navigate the digital landscape with confidence and peace of mind.

Many organisations lack a comprehensive approach to building cyber resilience, leaving them vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated threats. This stems from a combination of limited resources and the current market of technologies, which often target larger enterprises with solutions that are both complex and costly.

“We believe that every business, regardless of size or industry, deserves the opportunity to build cyber resilience. By joining forces with Brightly, SafeAdvisory and Theta, we help startups and tech companies to streamline their security operations, bypass unnecessary workload, and reduce costs,” said our founder and CEO, Phil Howie. “Together, we help businesses defend what matters most.”

Brightly, a leading provider of IT solutions, contributes to the partnership with its deep understanding of technology infrastructure. SafeAdvisory, a trusted cybersecurity advisory with a strong track record in serving government and enterprise clients, offers valuable insights and guidance. Theta, a renowned technology consultancy, brings its expertise and extensive experience in cybersecurity to the partnership.

"We are excited to mature our customers' organisational cybersecurity through the use of the Onwardly platform," says Liz Knight, Head of Cyber at Theta. "Having a solution to help us track and report on our customers' progress as we work together to implement controls, develop policies, and meet regulatory requirements is hugely beneficial. Onwardly facilitates a streamlined assessment process, simplifies the complexity of tracking requirements, and provides visibility as improvements are made. It allows us to help our customers achieve their cybersecurity goals more collaboratively and efficiently."

Dean Carter, Managing Director at SafeAdvisory, further emphasises the collaborative approach, stating, "Security is a team sport, so we're stoked to be teaming up with Onwardly to make sure our collective clients have the best support behind them. By working with Onwardly, we're giving our customers the best of both worlds; a way to assess, track, and automate security tasks in Onwardly, alongside fully tailored, hands-on support from our consultants, so startups and security teams can get on with what they do best."

The collaboration with partners focused on supporting delivery will further enhance Onwardly’s cyber resilience platform to ensure that New Zealand organisations have the necessary tools and support to protect their digital assets.

“These partnerships come at a time when cybersecurity threats are on the rise, and businesses are seeking reliable solutions to safeguard their sensitive data,” said Phil. “By combining the strengths of the Onwardly platform and its partners, businesses can mitigate risks, improve their cybersecurity measures, and gain peace of mind.”

To learn more and apply for our partner program, please reach out here.

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