21st Century Technologies Limited has partnered with Nexusguard, a leading DDoS security solution provider to unveil DDoS scrubbing center in Nigeria.
The chairman, 21st Century Technologies, Wale Ajisebutu at the unveiling of the solution to banks and enterprises in Lagos, said: “We opted to partner with Nexusguard because of their global reach and robustness of their platform. They have helped many companies and governments globally defend against cyberattacks.
“Nexusguard is consistently recognised by analysts such as Gartner and Forrester as a market leader. Customers that choose to take advantage of our new compelling cybersecurity solution will surely capture enormous opportunities for unlimited growth.’’
With DDoS risk increasing worldwide, service providers are updating their capabilities to provide not only bandwidth and subscriptions, but also cybersecurity, he said.
According to Jeremy Lee, Vice President, Sales at Nexusguard, “We have exclusive partnership with 21st Century Limited in Nigeria. This is a strategic technology alliance in which we are going to integrate our technology to the 21st Century’s. The Company will provide all the local skills to tackle all the issues within the country while Nexusguard will be on the backend supporting them in terms of zeroing the attacks. So, we are offering them supports to meet the market needs,”
Speaking on effects of DDoS attacks to businesses and countries, Lee said, “DDoS is becoming a global problem. More countries are faced with DDoS attacks at the national level. So, in Africa we observed that South Africa was under attack last month. One of the telcos was brought down for 10 days or more. So, with partnership of this nature we have with 21st Century will assist service providers to take care of (potential) attacks, clean the traffic and then protect the business from going down”.
Also speaking, Co-Founder/COO, Digital Encode, a key cybersecurity partner to 21st Century Technologies, Dr. Peter Obadare, said dealing with today’s massive and complex multi-vectored threats requires a robust defense strategy, a portfolio of leading-edge network resources, and battle-tested expertise.