Brennan IT wins AusCERT 2018 security award for Member Organisation of the Year

Brennan IT LogoSydney, Australia – Brennan IT has been named the AusCERT 2018 Member Organisation of the Year in recognition that the company fixed the largest percentage of vulnerabilities or incidents reported by AusCERT through its member security incident notifications (MSINs).

Stephen Sim, CEO, Brennan IT, said, “This award wasn’t decided by a vote or a panel; it was based purely on performance and numbers.

“Combatting cyber risks is a key strategic business issue for organisations around the world. Like many other businesses, Brennan IT continues to search for ways to proactively improve cybersecurity across the organisation. This award recognises that the business has done that successfully and, although the work will never be done with regard to cybersecurity, it confirms Brennan IT’s ongoing proactive commitment to security.”

Brennan IT takes a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity recognising that attacks can come from a wide range of sources. It’s essential that individual security products and technologies work together to form a cohesive security fabric that covers the complete ICT environment – from the network and endpoint to the cloud and beyond. This is the only way to combat cyber-attacks and minimise the occurrence of a data breach.
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Brennan IT confirms three-year partnership with Endeavour Foundation

Brennan IT LogoBrisbane, Australia – Brennan IT has announced it re-signed its partnership with not-for-profit charity organisation, Endeavour Foundation, to provide WAN and co-location services. The three-year agreement extends the existing relationship between Endeavour Foundation and Brennan IT, which commenced in 2009.

The new deal follows an extensive collaborative process with Endeavour Foundation, during which Brennan IT engaged in multiple iterations of technical and commercial workshops to shape the solution appropriately. During this time, Brennan IT’s flexibility and focus on simplification meant the project expanded to include the migration of multiple multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks into a single, Brennan IT MPLS network.

Endeavour Foundation highlighted its key business requirements, largely driven by the changes needed to implement NDIS, as flexibility, consolidation and simplification of the current MPLS network from multiple providers. The Foundation anticipated this would deliver cost savings while providing scalability and flexibility for rapid growth and contraction according to its needs. Brennan IT also needed to guarantee system availability with confirmed service level agreements (SLAs) and a comprehensive support model.
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Brennan IT launches all-inclusive managed services bundle for Microsoft 365

Brennan IT LogoNew Desktop-as-a-Service offering includes service desk, service operations, security, and centralised operations built around Microsoft 365

Sydney, Australia – Brennan IT tannounced it has launched an all-inclusive managed services offering for the recently-announced Microsoft 365 (M365) software license. Brennan IT’s Desktop-as-a-Service is a seamless, secure solution that delivers on the needs of the modern workforce by providing a service desk, service operations, security, and centralised operations in one package, which includes the M365 licence cost.

Dayle Wilson, COO, Brennan IT, said, “60 per cent of organisations say their internal IT skillset is inadequate to meet end user expectations.[1] Desktop-as-a-Service brings crucial IT functions together in one package, which is ideal for businesses that don’t have in-house IT support.

“End users today are more demanding than ever. With simple and seamless technology experiences shaping their personal lives, they expect the same in the workplace. It means that businesses need to provide consistent performance, access, and experience, while maintaining watertight security, regardless of where employees are or how they access applications.”
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Brennan IT celebrates 20 years of excellence in the Australian mid-market

Brennan IT LogoFrom humble beginnings in a loft in Balmain to number one managed services provider in Australia


Sydney, Australia – Leading managed services provider, Brennan IT, is celebrating 20 years of excellence in providing IT services and solutions to the mid-market. From humble beginnings in a loft in Balmain, the company has grown to be the number one managed services provider in Australia, ranked 8 years in a row[1].

Brennan IT was founded in 1997 and, as it celebrates 20 years in the industry, the company has grown to a team of 400+ employees, servicing more than 1,000 customers across various industries. Brennan IT has always been at the forefront of change in the IT channel, transforming into a managed services provider that delivers a range of capabilities in cloud computing, networking, unified communications, security, and digital disruption.

Dave Stevens, founder and non-executive chair, Brennan IT, said, “Brennan IT was built to service the Australian mid-market. At the time we started the company, medium-sized businesses were really underserviced in IT, it was difficult for them to access high quality technology, knowledge and services. We identified a gap in the market, to provide enterprise grade solutions at affordable rates.
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Brennan IT wins Mimecast Business Partner of the Year Award

Brennan IT LogoSydney, Australia – Leading managed services provider, Brennan IT, has been announced as the winner of the Mimecast Business Partner of the Year Award at a gala awards event in Sydney on June 1.

Brennan IT is the one of Mimecast’s first Australian certified partners. Mimecast specialises in cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365.

Stephen Sims, CEO, Brennan IT, said, “Cybersecurity issues are a key concern for Brennan IT’s customers, and email security is an important part of that. We’re proud to partner with Mimecast to help keep our customers’ communications safe and secure. We’re thrilled to win the Mimecast Business Partner of the Year Award. It’s another example of Brennan IT’s dedication to providing expert advice and services to our customers.”

Brennan IT focuses on delivering solutions and services tailored to the mid-market. The team provides deep local knowledge, as well as technical expertise spanning on-premise to the cloud, and everything in between.
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Brennan IT appoints Simon Wheeler as CIO

Brennan IT LogoSydney, Australia – Brennan IT has appointed Simon Wheeler as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Simon will develop and manage Brennan IT’s internal technology strategy with a major focus on the transformation of its current IT systems and processes to automate, standardise, and implement best practices.

Stephen Sims, CEO, Brennan IT, said, “Simon brings a wealth of experience to the Brennan IT leadership team having previously been the CTO at Nine Entertainment, CIO at Bauer Media Group, and, most recently a Director at Oakton”.

This is an immensely important mandate, as Brennan IT is fully committed to transforming the business in line with its strategy of becoming Australia’s most trusted managed services provider.

Stephen Sims, said, “Simon has more than 20 years of experience in senior roles, with a strong track record as a tech leader as well as developing, recruiting, and retaining top talent. He has been successful in delivering transformational initiatives and working in complex, challenging environments.”
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