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Genetec Clearance Automate evidence

Genetec Clearance: Simplify video evidence management with export automation  

Genetec Clearance: Simplify video evidence management with export automation   Most organisations have established protocols for managing video footage related to incidents that affect their operations, regardless of whether they are security or non-security-related.   Efficient video-evidence management protocols help organisations enhance their operational efficiency, reduce the risk of errors, and improve the overall safety of their…

Detect, track and engage with an intruder in a restricted area

Detect, track and engage with an intruder in a restricted area

Detect, track and engage with an intruder in a restricted area In security, staying ahead of potential threats requires technology that offers both reliability and versatility.   Axis Communications has once again raised the bar with the release of the new AXIS D2210-VE radar, a sophisticated solution designed to detect, classify, and track intruders in even…

Introduction to Operational Technology Cybersecurity

Protecting Your Organisation: Introduction to Operational Technology Cybersecurity 

Protecting Your Organisation: Introduction to Operational Technology Cybersecurity  In recent years, the acceleration of digital transformation has promoted the convergence of corporate/information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks and opened up a realm of opportunities for organisations.   IT/Corporate networks encompass an organisation’s computing, networking, and information management aspects, whereas OT networks support devices that…

Next-Gen Endpoint Security

Protect Your Business With Next-Gen Endpoint Security

Protect Your Business With Next-Gen Endpoint Security Next-Gen Endpoint Protection for SMBs Cyber threats are evolving faster than ever before, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face a tough challenge today. With fewer resources compared to big companies, they become prime targets for cyberattacks. As threats get smarter, SMBs need top-notch endpoint protection more than…

Hidden IT Costs for small to medium-sized businesses

Unveiling Hidden IT Costs for SMBs

Unveiling Hidden IT Costs for SMBs Information Technology (IT) has become the backbone for most small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in today’s digital age. Managing IT in-house is certainly appealing since you get to control everything, but there’s a catch — the obscured financial drains it introduces often go unnoticed.  For SMBs trying to stay…

All You Need To Know About Access Points

All You Need To Know About Access Points

All You Need To Know About Access Points Access points are crucial in providing wireless network connectivity, allowing devices to bridge wireless connections to a wired network. This comprehensive guide will delve into access points, exploring their purpose, configurations, and the benefits of upgrading. We will also compare access points with wireless routers and Wi-Fi®…

Nextro Genetec Partner of the Year NZ 2023

Nextro awarded Genetec Partner of the Year for New Zealand at Elevate 24

Nextro awarded Genetec Partner of the Year for New Zealand at Elevate 24 Genetec Unified Elite Partner, Nextro, takes top NZ award in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the Genetec Elevate 24 partner event for the Asia Pacific & Oceania regions. Auckland, New Zealand, 18 March 2024 – Nextro, the New Zealand security integrator and managed…

Physical Security Trends 2024

Security Beyond Boundaries: Nextro’s Summary of Top Physical Security Trends for 2024 – from the Genetec Report 

Security Beyond Boundaries: Nextro’s Summary of Top Physical Security Trends for 2024 – from the Genetec Report  Despite the lingering impact of pandemic-related disruptions, New Zealand businesses are pushing forward, reinforcing their risk management plans amidst labour shortages, supply chain complexities, and escalating physical and cybersecurity threats.  At Nextro, we recognise physical security’s pivotal role…

Multifactor Authentication Vulnerabilities

5 Ways to Overcome Multifactor Authentication Vulnerabilities

5 Ways to Overcome Multifactor Authentication Vulnerabilities As the digital landscape expands, so do the challenges of securing sensitive information. Multifactor authentication (MFA) has become a linchpin in the defence against cyber threats, yet vulnerabilities persist. In this article, we explore five strategic approaches tailored for IT decision-makers to overcome MFA vulnerabilities, providing a roadmap…

Enterprise Networks

Enterprise Networks for the Modern Workplace: A Blueprint for Connectivity and Security

Enterprise Networks for the Modern Workplace: A Blueprint for Connectivity and Security The modern workplace is undergoing a significant transformation. With remote and hybrid work models now the norm, enterprise networks face new challenges in delivering secure, seamless connectivity across distributed environments. Employees now work from corporate offices, home offices, shared workspaces, and on-the-go. They…

Next-Level Campus Network

Wi-Fi, Cellular, or Ethernet? Why Campus Networks Need All Three

Wi-Fi, Cellular, or Ethernet? Why Campus Networks Need All Three Enterprise IT departments face persistent challenges in managing the variety of access network types needed to support today’s users and devices. From stationary desktops to smartphones and tablets, the connectivity needs across a modern campus can vary greatly. Understanding the strengths and limitations of the…

Wi-Fi 7 Platform

Leading the Charge: RUCKUS’s Wi-Fi 7 Platform Sets New Interoperability Standards

Leading the Charge: RUCKUS’s Wi-Fi 7 Platform Sets New Interoperability Standards The Wi-Fi Alliance has selected the RUCKUS R770 access point, part of the RUCKUS Wi-Fi 7 platform, for its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7™ interoperability certification test bed. As the only commercial access point in the test bed, the R770 will ensure unmatched interoperability and advanced…

Nextro achieved Hanwha Gold Partner Status

Nextro awarded Hanwha Vision Step Partner Gold Status for 2024.

Nextro awarded Hanwha Vision Step Partner Gold Status for 2024. Nextro is thrilled to achieve Gold Partner status with Hanwha Vision. This award recognises Nextro’s early successes with Hanwha’s AI cameras in the New Zealand market. Nextro has deployed Hanwha Vision’s edge-based AI cameras for its customers to surface (in real-time) operational, security, WHS, and…

Defending the Digital Fortress: Nextro’s Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2024

Defending the Digital Fortress: Nextro’s Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2024

Defending the Digital Fortress: Nextro’s Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2024 According to Forbes specialists, cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $10.5 trillion by the end of 2024. This alarming prediction emphasises the increasing need for cybersecurity to be seen as a strategic priority at individual, organisational and governmental levels. In the dynamic terrain…

Understanding Financial Risks of Cybersecurity Complacency

Understanding Financial Risks of Cybersecurity Complacency

Understanding Financial Risks of Cybersecurity Complacency A lack of proper data sanitisation and appropriate methods to manage the entire information lifecycle means those same organisations are providing bad actors with the opportunity to manufacture identity. This situation of storing as much data as possible is creating an Everest-like attack surface, riddled with vulnerabilities and entry…

Wi-Fi 7: What Should You Know?

Wi-Fi 7: What Should You Know?

Wi-Fi 7: What Should You Know? As Wi-Fi 7 gains more traction as the latest wireless advancement that continues to make waves in the technology world, RUCKUS Networks has been working on bringing the aspects of this new technology to our readers to help prepare the way for the eventual flood of new devices that…

Nextro_Security Awareness Training

The critical role of Security Awareness: Training in protecting your corporate network

The critical role of Security Awareness: Training in protecting your corporate network In an era of relentless cybersecurity threats, safeguarding your corporate network is no longer an option; it’s an imperative. Malware, phishing, brute force attacks, and other malicious activities pose substantial risks to your organisation’s data and reputation. Investing in Security Awareness Training, your…

Nextro_Zero Trust Network

Protect Your Organisation’s Data with a Zero Trust Network

Protect Your Organisation’s Data with a Zero Trust Network Understanding Zero Trust Able to get past even the most sophisticated and complicated cybersecurity programs, cybercriminals aka “cyberpirates” are stealing vital information from companies right and left. Not to fear – there is a new cyber security approach that is able to stop these cybercriminals dead…

Nextro_Cybersecurity in Manufacturing Processes

The Vital Role of Cybersecurity in Manufacturing Processes

The Vital Role of Cybersecurity in Manufacturing Processes In an era driven by technological advancements, manufacturers are engaged in a constant race against time and competition. Yet, amid the whirlwind of innovation, there’s an unseen menace lurking beneath cyberattacks. Join us as we navigate through the significance of cybersecurity, not just for safeguarding data but…

Nextro_Network Management

Seamless Network Management

Seamless Network Management RUCKUS One is an AI-driven network assurance and business intelligence platform that enables you to easily manage a converged multi-access public and private enterprise network, make better business decisions, and deliver exceptional user experiences. With flexible subscription and flexible deployment models, RUCKUS One enables you to deploy future-proof networks simply, reliably, securely…

Elevating Critical Infrastructure Security

Elevating Critical Infrastructure Security with Advanced Surveillance Solutions

Elevating Critical Infrastructure Security with Advanced Surveillance Solutions Critical infrastructure plays a vital role in sustaining nations and their economies. These lifelines, including airports, seaports, railway stations, oil refineries, power plants, and water and wastewater systems, require robust security measures to ensure uninterrupted operation and public safety. Securing the perimeter and ensuring the safety of…

Successful Digital Transformation

Strategies for Successful Digital Transformations

Strategies for Successful Digital Transformations The Basics of Digital Transformation We live in a time of tremendous change and upheaval of technology, a trend that isn’t changing any time soon, if ever. Also known as digital transformations, these rapid and radical changes are a continual, routine, practice for businesses wishing to attain and retain a…

Challenges of Delivering High Quality WiFi

65% of Hotel Guest are Online Within Seven Minutes

65% of Hotel Guest are Online Within Seven Minutes According to a survey conducted by English hotelier Roomzzz, 65% of guests were online within seven minutes of checking in and one third requested the Wi-Fi® password as soon as they arrived. For most hotel guests, Wi-Fi is no longer considered an optional amenity but rather…

Corporate Networks Protection

BYOD and Guest Users Arrive at Your Doorstep Expecting Easy Connectivity

BYOD and Guest Users Arrive at Your Doorstep Expecting Easy Connectivity You want to meet those expectations—but if you don’t do it securely, you place users, devices, data and the network at risk. Here are five ways to improve security related to wired and wireless network access. Encrypton with WPA2/WPA3-enterprise protects data in transit between…

Automatic License Plate Recognition Systems

Enhancing Safety, Security, and Efficiency: The Power of Automatic License Plate Recognition Systems

Enhancing Safety, Security, and Efficiency: The Power of Automatic License Plate Recognition Systems As urban development continues, with expanding cities and an ever-increasing population, the need for efficient traffic management, real-time safety and security capabilities, as well as improvements to overall quality of life, has become more important than ever.    Further, law enforcement methods and…

Cyber Resilience Nextro Solutions

Safeguard Your Company by Testing Its Cyber Resilience

Safeguard Your Company by Testing Its Cyber Resilience What’s Cyber Resilience – And Why Does Resilience Matter? A company’s cybersecurity programme must be regularly assessed to ensure that it is sufficiently equipped to handle a cyber-attack and aligned with its cybersecurity needs. These assessments test a company’s cyber resilience. But what, exactly, is cyber resilience,…

Cloud-Managed Network Solution

Is A Cloud-Managed Network Solution Right for You?

Is A Cloud-Managed Network Solution Right for You? As corporate data networks become more complex, pressure intensifies on the IT function to anticipate the business’s needs. And while IT budgets remain tight, the drive to delight customers while lifting security, resilience and agility inspires IT leaders to seek solutions that are smarter, streamlined and human-centred….

Technology First for Hospitality

Melbourne’s Latest Hospitality Landmark Puts Technology First with Amazing Wi-Fi

Melbourne’s Latest Hospitality Landmark Puts Technology First with Amazing Wi-Fi Newly built designer hotel QT Melbourne is inspired by the 1920’s rag trade that previously occupied Flinders Lane. The artisan building is designed to pay homage to the ‘Paris-end’ of Collins Street, with its bold industrial chic and emphasis on high-fashion. The hotel prides itself…

Nextro High-Performance Enterprise

Meeting The Requirements of the High-Performance Enterprise

Meeting The Requirements of the High-Performance Enterprise Enterprise networks have evolved from being utilities used by a limited selection of employees within an organisation, to become mission-critical infrastructure that supports every business function. The services that networks support are now central to the operation of every function; manufacturing data, stock control, accounting records, customer order…

Bring Your Own Device_Nextro

BYOD Requires Continued Revisiting to Keep Up with Tech

BYOD Requires Continued Revisiting to Keep Up with Tech We have all heard of BYOB, but what about BYOD? Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a permanent fixture in the workforce. With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, many employees work on personal devices. According to a study by Cybersecurity Insiders, 82% of organisations allow BYOD…

WiFi 6E_Nextro_Managed Network

Wi-Fi 6E: Essential Network Upgrade, or Just a Nice-to-Have?

Wi-Fi 6E: Essential Network Upgrade, or Just a Nice-to-Have? What’s Wi-Fi 6E? Wi-Fi 6E is an extension of the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard. What does “extension” mean? In this case, Wi-Fi 6E extends the wireless spectrum that was previously allocated to Wi-Fi 6, now allowing devices to connect via the 6GHz frequency. This means devices can use…

Cyber Hygiene and Best Practices 

Safeguarding your organisation: Prioritising Cyber Hygiene and Best Practices 

Safeguarding your organisation: Prioritising Cyber Hygiene and Best Practices  As the world becomes increasingly digital, the risk of cyber-attacks on organisations is rising. Cybersecurity breaches can lead to severe consequences for companies, including substantial financial loss, reputational damage, and legal liabilities. To mitigate these risks, organisations must prioritise cyber hygiene and adopt best practices to…

Cybercrime Attacks

Cybercrime vs. Your Business: Why You Should Care

Cybercrime vs. Your Business: Why You Should Care In this age of digital marvels, the cybersecurity challenge weighs heavily on businesses of all sizes. Across the spectrum, companies are regularly fighting through incidents such as breaches, data leaks, advanced persistent threats, and ransomware attacks. Great costs affect those unfortunate enough to find themselves attacked, and…

Next Generation Network

Next-Generation Networks – What You Need Them To Do

Next-Generation Networks – What You Need Them To Do Today’s networks need to be optimised for wireless-first and The Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. You need a flexible network infrastructure that supports both multigigabit fibre and copper connectivity plus high power over Ethernet (PoE) power at the edge and fibre to the room (FttR) Switching…

Always-on-WiFi

Connect Residents With Convenience and Comfort Through Always-on Wi-Fi

Connect Residents With Convenience and Comfort Through Always-on Wi-Fi You invest a lot to provide a great living experience in your multi-dwelling units (MDUs). Whether it’s a student or military housing, luxury apartment complexes, senior living or other properties, your residents expect more. They no longer see you as just the landlord; they want you…

Network Security Solutions Multi-factor-authentication

Password Managers and Other Lies Jeopardising Your Accounts

Password Managers and Other Lies Jeopardising Your Accounts Reduce and reuse may be a good motto for the planet, but it’s a horrible tactic for your passwords. In fact, for the 53% of survey respondents who admitted to using the same password for multiple accounts, it comes with enormous risk. Then why is it so many people…

Cybersecurity - Risk Mitigation Strategy

Identify IT Weaknesses, Strengthen Security, & Avoid Attacks

Identify IT Weaknesses, Strengthen Security, & Avoid Attacks Vulnerability testing is designed to identify weaknesses in your network, which tells you where and how to strengthen your security posture. Left untested, unknown weak spots can facilitate security incidents like ransomware attacks, malware, and data breaches. When was the last time you tested your company’s network…

Network Efficiencies for hotels

Tapping into Network Efficiencies for the Hotel Industry

Tapping into Network Efficiencies for the Hotel Industry Australia’s hotel and tourism industries were hit hard over the past few years but still remain key pillars in reviving the country’s post-pandemic recovery in the new normal. These sectors suffered a loss of around $1.3 trillion AUD in total, according to The World Travel and Tourism Council…

Connectivity Solutions - WIFI Management

Optimise the MDU Wi-Fi Experience

Optimise the MDU Wi-Fi Experience In this Nextro’s Insights, we explore how RUCKUS® solutions empower managed service providers (MSPs) to enhance the Wi-Fi experience in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). With reliable, high-performance technology interoperability and flexibility, MSPs can confidently manage MDU connectivity, delight property owners, and attract and retain residents. MANAGE WITH CONFIDENCE Reliable, high-performance technology…

Enhancing Security Center Genetec

Nextro’s top 10 tips to get the most out of Genetec Security Center

Nextro’s top 10 tips to get the most out of Genetec Security Center Ensuring the safety and security of people and property as well as being operationally efficient are top priorities for Kiwi businesses. Installing and managing a comprehensive and unified security and analytics system with hundreds of cameras, access-controlled doors, intercoms, speakers, and alarm…

Ransomware Targets

Is Your Business One of These Top 10 Ransomware Targets in 2023?

Is Your Business One of These Top 10 Ransomware Targets in 2023? We’ve all done it. It may seem like second nature to do a bit of extra work over the weekend, checking a few emails to catch up at home. But aside from the work-life balance drawbacks, something so seemingly simple has the potential…

Network Aged Care residences

Questions for Aged Care’s Digital Decision

Questions for Aged Care’s Digital Decision You can’t have a high-quality aged care experience without high-quality digital infrastructure. With 16% of the Australian population now aged 65 and older – a figure set to steadily rise for the extended future – the need for post-retirement care is only going to grow. And at the same…

Guide to Network Design for hospitality

A Practical Guide: Designing for Hospitality

A Practical Guide: Designing for Hospitality Designing for Hospitality is written to provide a framework for network professionals, engineers, designers, and WLAN architects to use when designing and implementing the connectivity infrastructure in hotel and hospitality environments. What’s Inside? Network design for hospitality comes with its own set of unique challenges that are unlike those…

IoT Security

Strengthen Your IoT Security Today

Strengthen Your IoT Security Today The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionising how we live and work, connecting everyday devices to the internet and allowing for unprecedented levels of automation and convenience. However, with this increased connectivity comes increased security risks. As IoT devices collect, process, and transmit sensitive data, they become a prime target…

Protect Your Business Data with These 6 Tips

Protect Your Business Data with These 6 Tips

Protect Your Business Data with These 6 Tips Data is a critical asset for any business, and managing it properly can help you make better decisions, improve efficiency, and increase profitability. But with the proliferation of data sources and the rapid growth in technology, managing your business data has become more challenging than ever before. …

Connectivity Solutions Multi-Dwelling Unit

Connectivity Solutions for Multi-Dwelling Unit Properties

Connectivity Solutions for Multi-Dwelling Unit Properties You invest a lot to provide a great living experience in your multi-dwelling units (MDUs). Whether it’s student or military housing, luxury apartment complexes, senior living or other properties, your residents expect more. They no longer see you as just the landlord; they want you to be their network…

Ruckus Connectivity Network for Hospitality

Melbourne’s Latest Hospitality Landmark Puts Technology First with Amazing Wi-Fi

Melbourne’s Latest Hospitality Landmark Puts Technology First with Amazing Wi-Fi The newly built designer hotel QT Melbourne is inspired by the 1920s rag trade that previously occupied Flinders Lane. The artisan building is designed to pay homage to the ‘Paris-end’ of Collins Street, with its bold industrial chic and emphasis on high fashion. The hotel…