MainOne, a connectivity and data centre company in Nigeria says it is deploying a cyber attack mitigation service at its data centre facility in Lagos.
MainOne says the new Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack mitigation service within its Lagos Tier III Data Centre will secure the critical information of corporate customers using the facility.
The technology company says the cyber attack checker is being deployed because the MDX-I Center in Lagos, which is the premier Tier III data center in West Africa, handles critical collocation, managed hosting and cloud services for customers across the West African region.
”The new DDOS mitigation service will provide best-in-class managed enterprise applications and network security against DDOS volumetric attacks, SSL-based attacks, and Application Layer attacks which have plagued financial institutions across the continent at an increasing rate over the past years”. MainOne says.
MainOne said it has partnered Radware, a provider of cyber security and applications delivery solutions. The partnership will enable the company offer service providers and enterprises the new service specifically targeted at deploying the DDOS attack detection and mitigation solution to safeguard the security of critical corporate customers on its network, MainOne says.
Chidinma Iwe, MainOne’s Chief Information Security Officer explains that “Africa has experienced an unprecedented increase in sophisticated DDOS attacks across industries including Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and eCommerce”
According to the MainOne executive, “as the DDOS landscape continues to evolve with stronger, more sophisticated attack methods, enterprises need to not only proactively protect themselves but also provide a scalable means of remediation and we are investing to make the best solutions available to our customers”, she adds.
On his part, Haim Zelikovsky, Radware’s Vice President, Cloud Services Business at Radware says that MainOne had identified an opportunity to address a pertinent issue facing enterprises in the region. “The increase in frequency of DDOS attacks provides an opportunity for providers such as MainOne to mitigate attacks that can disrupt their customers’ network”, Zelikovsky adds.