archTIS signs reseller agreement for New Zealand

archTIS Limited, the cybersecurity company specialising in protecting sensitive information, has signed a reseller partnership with TEAM Asparona for the commercialisation of its “Kojensi Gov” secure Content and Collaboration platform offering in New Zealand.

TEAM Asparona is well-established as a key supplier to the New Zealand government, having a number of key agencies as clients of its content-as-a-service platform ContentWorX.

TEAM Asparona currently delivers ContentWorX to a variety of central government agencies in New Zealand, including New Zealand Ministry of Justice, the Department of Conservation and several other large government departments. In total this consists of over 5,000 licensed users of their ContentWorX platform which is expected to grow.

Kojensi Gov’s combination of collaboration and security features will enhance TEAM Asparona’s ContentWorX which provides government clients with Record and Information Management services.

The agreement allows TEAM Asparona to resell archTIS’ Kojensi Gov platform to new and existing New Zealand government clients, where there is an identified need to collaborate across government departments at a classified level.

TEAM Asparona will be able to sell Kojensi Gov as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offering or as an on-premises solution for clients that require high classified information sharing.

TEAM Asparona will also act as an agent for Kojensi Gov, working on archTIS’ behalf to prospect for direct commercialisation opportunities as well as identify other ecosystem partners who will take the Kojensi Gov product to market in areas such as Defence and Intelligence Agencies.

Based in Wellington, TEAM Asparona has a strong international reputation with a presence in Europe and the United States through its relationship with TEAM Informatics.

Kojensi Gov was launched for commercial sale in Australia in April 2019 and has been added to the Australian Federal Government’s Cloud Services Panel (CSP) as an approved cloud service. The agreement allows archTIS to enter the New Zealand market with a commercialised SaaS product, tailored for the public sector.

Daniel Lai, Managing Director of archTIS, said: “The New Zealand public sector represents a real growth opportunity for us given its close alignment to our ongoing work with federal government stakeholders in Australia. archTIS has a long-standing relationship with TEAM Asparona, with whom we have been working closely for over three years.

“TEAM Asparona love the product and were eager to take up the opportunity to commercialise Kojensi Gov in New Zealand. James Fowler and his team know our product intimately, and align closely with our strategy of finding best-of-breed partners to help identify increased commercial opportunities. We are delighted to be working with TEAM Asparona, who are well-placed to capitalise on growing market appetite for our trusted cloud-based offering as we accelerate towards the next phase of growth for Kojensi Gov.”

James Fowler, CEO of TEAM Asparona, said: “We have seen growing demand for secure collaboration solutions in recent years, particularly in the Government market. In line with our commitment to select best-of-breed solutions for our customers, we recognised that Kojensi Gov represents an exciting combination of leading-edge innovation and archTIS’ extensive experience in the defence and secure agency sectors.

“We have already seen strong initial interest in the product from both customers and our alliance partners here in New Zealand, so the Kojensi Gov product is a welcome addition to TEAM Asparona, our ContentWorX platform and our portfolio of content management solutions. To facilitate agencies’ uptake of Kojensi Gov, we plan to offer Kojensi Gov from the New Zealand Government Marketplace for public cloud software. We look forward to working closely with Daniel and the archTIS team as that plan progresses.”