Kendra Ross, general manager, Sektor NZ Cyber Security Division.

Sektor New Zealand has announced the acquisition of leading cyber security distributor, DUO NZ.

According to Sektor New Zealand’s managing director, Andre van Duiven, cyber security threats are growing to be a major risk for all businesses and the market for cyber security solutions is growing accordingly.

“Duo’s position as the cyber security market leader fits perfectly with Sektor’s plan to support this
growing market, especially in Sektor’s vertical markets such as mobile computing, security cameras, retail POS and healthcare where cyber threats are now starting to be fully appreciated,” he said.

Duo was founded in 1996 by Kendra Ross and Jackie Hatchwell. Ross has been appointed general manager of the new division with all DUO management and staff being retained.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have found an acquirer in Sektor who shares Duo’s values and culture” Ross said.

“Sektor is market leader in verticals that are increasingly intersecting with the cyber security market – it’s an emerging market for us that we are very keen to pursue.”

Jackie Hatchwell Duo co-founder agreed.

“Sektor offers us a platform for further growth as part of a larger New Zealand-owned distributor, both in New Zealand and in Australia,” Hatchwell said. “The whole team is excited about this next chapter in the Duo story.”