SentinelOne® and Advantage Partner to Deliver Next-Generation of Managed Detection and Response

Brad Pearpoint, Managing Director, Advantage

Companies unleash power of generative AI to transform security operations across New Zealand

The future of managed detection and response will be driven by generative artificial intelligence, and  SentinelOne  (NYSE: S), a global leader in AI-powered security,  and Advantage, the trusted and leading New Zealand managed service, networking and security provider, are joining forces to deliver it to enterprises across New Zealand today. The long-time partners  today announced that Advantage will integrate SentinelOne’s PurpleAI, the industry’s most advanced AI security analyst, into its cutting-edge managed detection and response (MDR) service, empowering organisations of all sizes to defend against AI-driven attacks with AI-driven solutions.

“Many vendors are talking about generative AI, but SentinelOne is actually delivering it with an AI-security analyst that is transforming the way security operations work,” said Brad Pearpoint, Managing Director, Advantage.  “Together, with our managed service offerings, we can make top-tier Security Operations Centers (SOC) a reality for every business.”

With SentinelOne technology at its core, the Advantage Protect MDR service is a turnkey solution that provides organisations with enterprise-grade protection across their endpoints, servers and cloud environments. With the integration of Purple AI, Advantage can augment the skills of its security team and supercharge their efforts through an advanced AI security solution that not only creates complex data queries from natural language, but anticipates what security analysts need to do and recommends next steps.

“With SentinelOne, we can effectively leverage the power of machine learning and behavioural analysis to dramatically accelerate mean time to investigation (MTTI) and mean time to remediation (MTTR) and identify and neutralise attacks for our customers in real-time,” Pearpoint said.

Advantage has been a SentinelOne partner for four years and won the company’s Asia Pacific and Japan Partner of the Year Award in 2023.  It is the only service provider in New Zealand that provides NCSC Malware Free Networks threat intelligence (and other intelligence) via SentinelOne.  Advantage also holds the highest SentinelOne SIREN incident response and containment certification available to SentinelOne partners.

Jim Cook, NZ Sales Director, SentinelOne

“Advantage is one of our premier partners across New Zealand and APJ, and we are pleased to be working with them to deliver comprehensive security without compromise to customers across the region,” said Jim Cook, NZ Sales Director, SentinelOne. “SentinelOne pioneered AI powered security and we will continue to innovate to transform how security teams manage the complexity of their environments and defend threats.”

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