Perfect for connecting to Spark cloud or managed services

Essentials provides a secure, single access connection to the internet as well as direct access to our modular cloud solutions and managed services.


Instead of requiring dedicated connections for each service, you only need to pay for one.  As it is shared access, it is a cost-effective way to connect to the internet or the cloud and managed services we offer.


Essentials offers your own secure, managed firewall and a high-performing gateway to the internet that ensures your data is protected. 


You can choose to connect via our resilient SecureME platform or via your WAN Service.


Single cloud access

Connect to multiple cloud or managed services over a single connection at the speed you choose.

Free access

If you already have our WAN Service, just add an Essentials plan speed of 10Mbps to connect to our cloud and managed services at no additional cost.

Secure firewall

Optional cloud-based firewall that enables inbound and outbound network traffic to be protected and controlled as you require.

Resilient internet connection

Connects to the internet through our high-performing Service Delivery Platform or your WAN Service.

Easily scalable

Provides the flexibility to add or remove cloud or managed service connections.

Locally hosted

Data is held in our secure New Zealand-based data centre helping to meet your data sovereignty needs.

End-to-end management

Full service experience assurance and service aggregation that aligns with ITIL service management with options for restricted, secret and top secret outcomes.

Standards based

NZISM certified and accredited along with mature governance and risk assurance frameworks for industry best practice and the first New Zealand member of FIRST/CERT.

Professional services

Access to expert guidance and advice from New Zealand’s largest team of certified security consultants.

Dedicated team

New Zealand’s largest security operations team managing your service 24/7 from our Security Operations Centre.

To provide cost certainty we recommend one of the monthly fixed term plans that allow you to add or delete services. When you take any of the above services, a standard (defend) service fee is applied, with optional uplifts to plus (detect & respond) and advanced (prevent & comply). Pricing is based on your specific requirements and will take into account a combination of the number of users, devices applications and services that need to be managed, the location of the devices and any configuration features required to support your needs. An individual installation fee applies. Monthly pricing will be determined once we know the components and costs, but will be a combination of the number of services and the number of users that want to consume the services. Term options are 12, 24, 36 and 48 months, as well as open term. Spark terms and conditions apply.

Available extras

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Already a Spark customer? Ask your Client Manager about Essentials.