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QuoVadis Grows in New Zealand
6 Jul 2005

Managed security provider QuoVadis has established operations in New Zealand, serving the burgeoning demand for online security and identity management.
QuoVadis was formed in Bermuda in 1999 to provide information security services to the global insurance and finance sectors.  In addition to the new QuoVadis NZ Limited affiliate, QuoVadis already has an operation in Switzerland serving its European customers.

“As online business matures, it becomes imperative to provide secure electronic transactions to protect privacy and to fulfil legal requirements,” said Tony Nagel, group COO of QuoVadis.  “As an internationally accredited security provider, QuoVadis has grown alongside the needs of our clients’ global networks of customers and affiliates.  We now have the critical mass in the Asia-Pacific region to justify setting up a dedicated operation in New Zealand.”

QuoVadis’ New Zealand client list includes ASB Bank Limited, a 150 year old New Zealand bank, which is part of the Commonwealth Banking Group of Australia.

According to Mitch Webster, Managing Director of QuoVadis NZ, “Traditional business built its security practices through centuries of evolution. Specialist providers like QuoVadis are well adapted to help executives maintain those same high security standards despite the meteoric growth of new e-business services and technologies.  With its specialised knowledge, QuoVadis enables cost-effective deployment of proactive threat management and best practice PKI.”

QuoVadis provides IT security services in support of identity and access, disaster recovery and business continuity, and vulnerability and threat management.  The QuoVadis Trust/Link certificate authority is accredited to international standards and is widely enabled in popular software.  Digital certificates are used to reliably identify users working online and to protect their privacy using encryption. 

Digital certificates may also be used to create electronic signatures, which have the same legal value as hand-written ones under many national laws, including the New Zealand Electronic Transactions Act 2003.  These signatures and timestamps are also used to create tamperproof records for government filings or data retention.