Firms join forces to fight Nigeria cybercrime

July 27, 2016 6:00 am0 commentsViews: 17

MainOne’s Tier III Data Center, MDX-iLAGOS, (CAJ News) – MAINONE, the technology company, is upbeat its partnership with a global leader in cybersecurity company, Radware, would help address cybercrime in Nigeria.

The companies have joined forces to develop a solution specifically designed to improve organizations’ ability to effectively respond to
cyber-attacks.

Officials of the Lagos-based company said the managed security solution provided optimal protection to meet the unique needs of enterprise networks and applications.

The service is an always-on service that is easily deployed to help organizations assure the mitigation of DDoS attacks and service assurance of their networks and data centres.

The solution provides the shortest time to protection as traffic is continuously routed through MainOne’s DDoS protection systems with minimal customer involvement for unlimited number of attacks, size of attacks and attack duration.

As part of its plans to launch the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service, MainOne plans an Enterprise Workshop with Radware in August for executives and professionals.

With the overall cost of cyber-attacks pegged globally at $400 billion in 2015 and with the growing frequency and intensity of threats, the need to pro-actively address cybersecurity threats has become critically important to most enterprises.

In a 2014 report published by the UK Centre for Strategic and International Studies, the annual cost of cybercrime to Nigeria was
projected at N127 billion annually or 0.08 per cent of GDP.

This looming threat has been decried by Nigeria’s leading security operatives, including the National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno who lamented the cost of cybercrime to government, economic activities, security and vital infrastructure.

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