Our 30-year Company History

2016

SSS expands into space on Level 6 in the Petone head office (in addition to level 8)

2016
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2016

SSS and SecuritEase staff celebrate our 30th anniversary in Fiji

2016
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2015

Further expansion into Australia and internationally

2015
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2014

SecuritEase now processes approximately 25% of Australian equities trades.

SSS Security Consulting division accepted to the All of Government Security and Related Services Panel

SSS Rebrands

2014
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2013

ClaimIT Mobile app Released

Formation of the SSS Security Consulting Division

2013
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2012

Profits from exports exceed profit from domestic sales for the first time (and the gap has widened year on year since)

SSS takes home NZ partner of the year and Account Executive of the year awards for Sophos

2012
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2011

SecuritEase International Australia Pty. Ltd subsidiary formed

SSS wins Sophos Partner of the year and Sales Engineer of the year awards

2011
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2010

More than 50% of all Local Government agencies are now customers of SSS

SSS New Logo and Website

2010
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2009

SSS moves to Level 8, 25 Victoria St (top floor of the new IBM Tower)

SSS releases StripIT

2009
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2007 + 2008

SSS wins Sophos Partner of the year for the first of many

Major Event: GFC!

SecuritEase live at the first Australian Site Tricom Equities Limited Australia

2007 + 2008
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2005 + 2006

SecuritEase processing more than 50% of the trades on the NZX Equities Market

2005 + 2006
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2003 + 2004

SecureIT released

First sale of IT Module through a partner, LDAPtIT to Netcon Consulting in Germany

2003 + 2004
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2002

LDAPtIT and RecallIT Released

SecuritEase accredited by NZ Stock Exchange

First international sale of an IT Module to KPMG – Unlimited User count (over $100k)

SecuritEase Live at the first NZ Site - Direct Broking (now ANZ NZ Securities)

2002
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2001

SSS Moves to Level 4, 75 The Esplanade

SSS Starts New Software Development Branch – IT Modules

SSS releases first in house developed product, ReleaseIT which was first sold to Airways New Zealand
Software Development Branch: StopIT Released

2001
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2000

September 2000 Agency to Agency Secure e-mail Project Tender - SSS works with NZ Government to implement a standard for Secure Email which became SEEMail

SSS Rebrands

2000
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1999

New Branch – SecuritEase - Y2K hysteria leads SSS into the stock broking market sector with work for NZ Stock Exchange and ultimately leading to the development of the interface between NZSE and brokers

1999
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1997

Major Event: Asian financial crisis

Image - the Directors of SSS, from the left. they are Mike Elston, William Tonkin, and Wayne Simpson.

1997
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1996

New Branch – Security Products: SSS appointed as the NZ Reseller of MIMEsweeper – first company in New Zealand to be offering content filtering for email

1996
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1995

End of branch - SSS Sells its Industrial Systems Division to Oil Systems Limited

1995

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1992

New branch: Formation of the SSS Industrial Systems Division to sell real time process operational data acquisition systems

1992

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1990

1991-1994 National governments spending cuts generated the sharpest contraction in the post-war era

1991 – established a disaster readiness plan that saw each employee issued with a backpack full of survival gear including a bottle purified with “Puritabs”

1990
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1988

SSS Moves into Level 2, Autopoint House, 20 Daly Street, Lower Hutt

1988
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1987

Major event: NZ Stock Market Crash
Black Tuesday, October 20, 1987
July – First large contract with the Catchment Board Consortium formalised

1987

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1986

SSS appointed as a Specialist Value Added Reseller by both Digital Equipment (DEC) and Hewlett Packard

First Company Beer Purchased

1986
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1985

12 November - Company Formation (number 286883 )
Offices at Wellington Gas Company Building, Level 3, 64 Courtney Place Wellington
Primary business was custom software development for scientists and engineers

1985
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Testimonials

“SSS helped with around half of the initial set-up work, and were on-site to train our engineers on the SOPHOS prod...”
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“We have been SSS customers for many years, initially for support and procurement of email messaging services from Pro...”
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“Our engagement with SSS started a couple of years ago, to provide us with Sophos antivirus and management tools. SSS ...”
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“RecallIT is a bit of a hidden gem really, a quiet achiever, that sits there doing exactly what we need it to do every...”
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“I was impressed with the level of detail that SSS sought regarding our platforms and usage, as in my experience, ...”
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“SOPHOS has allowed us to simplify our anti-virus and better control the use of external devices across our number of ...”
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“SSS is much more than just a local reseller; they’re IT security specialists, they provide a whole solution including...”
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“When we need assistance with the large suite of products that SSS provides to the Ministry, a quick phone call will g...”
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“In SOPHOS, SSS has provided us with everything we need”
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"The response to Accellion Secure File Sharing & Transfer so far has been extremely positive," says Mr van Endt.
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“We didn’t need much help from SSS directly this time, but as always we knew they were only a call away if we needed...”
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“As soon as we saw RecallIT®, we immediately felt confident that it was a good solution for us. SSS has an excellent u...”
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“MASH has grown a lot in the last 5-6 years and it now has pockets of houses all over the lower North Island that they...”
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“Our admin team is now using Accellion to great effect to ensure their bosses have all of the relevant information the...”
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“We have worked with SSS for a number of years, and appreciate the expertise they provide in supporting our installati...”
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“I have found SSS to always be extremely helpful and responsive to any issues we have faced. SSS consistently exceed m...”
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“We have deployed the Sophos Complete Security Suite bundle of Anti-Virus software, Email and Web gateway appliance so...”
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“Our deployment of the Sophos Complete Security suite is making a very positive difference within our business. It ...”
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“We like to deal with SSS as they are experts in the products they sell and partner with us to provide solutions that ...”
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“SSS are a valuable partner to South Waikato District Council providing security and archiving products and services. ...”
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“We could not be happier with the level of support we have received from SSS. They have been a great partner to deal w...”
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“For us the price was right, the product was right, and the support from SSS has been excellent. It has all been very ...”
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“We have found SSS to be an excellent partner. They go the extra mile to ensure that the IT solutions they provide us ...”
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“We enjoy working with SSS. They are pro-active, maintain staff with a high level of knowledge in the products we have...”
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“We are able to manage all the different servers and laptops from a single console with Sophos. Whether it's updating ...”
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“The support from SSS has been great, they recommended a product that has exceeded our expectations.”
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“We have been using SSS for many years now across several of their packages. Their skills in finding what we need at a...”
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"In 2014 Taranaki District Health Board went to market to replace our aging AV software; and SSS came back with the most attractive proposition from a financial and functionality perspective.
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“In 2014 we needed to replace our TMG. SSS proposed Sophos UTMs, and helped us evaluate them. They were an excellent ...”
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Many organisations today are using outdated backup and recovery technology which can take days to take a full backup and often similar timeframes or longer to restore data.
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“We’ve very pleased with how user-friendly Sophos UTM is to manage, and we’re now able to handle system upgrades ourse...”
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 "The decision to engage SSS to provide a threat management solution has proven a successful one for both our IT team and organisation.
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“Timaru District Council had SSS highly recommended to us from other local district councils so we decided to try them...”
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“We engaged SSS on a large Security Consulting assignment in the middle of 2015. We needed to review our security post...”
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“We wanted a solution that was both easy to install and easy to manage. We wanted richer functionality to ensure more ...”
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“SSS has supported WCDHB for more than a decade with IT security products. We have found their service and responsive...”
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““SSS work really well with our own system administrators and my team get dedicated 1-1 time with their engineers, whi...”
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“I first used SSS - IT Security Specialists in my previous role as IT Manager at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.
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The Taranaki Regional Council wanted to further protect their network against ransomware and especially from threats that come in via macros in documents attached to emails.
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