Galaxy Backbone, DataSixth partner to tackle cybersecurity threats
Na'ankwat Dariem, Abuja
Galaxy Backbone Limited, GBB, Nigerian government-owned information technology and shared services provider has partnered with DataSixth (a pure-play MSSP) to address the myriad cybersecurity threats in the country.
This is as a result of cybersecurity threat landscape that has becomes more complex and has caused organizations to struggle to keep their data and applications secure.
With this partnership Galaxy Backbone will help government Ministries, Departments and Agencies,MDAs,and the private sector to overcome their security challenges so teams can focus on important and fluctuating business initiatives.
Highlighting the benefits of the Galaxy Backbone MSSP, GBB said the MSSP will enhance visibility through real-time monitoring of network traffic and malicious activity.
According to GBB, “Sleep insurance knowing your environment has ‘eyes on glass’ 24x7x365; access to cybersecurity experts who have a deep understanding of today’s threat landscape and the latest security technologies available,”
Both companies will also enable MSSP services to MDAs leveraging its SECaaS (security-as-a-service) to deliver cyber resilience capabilities.
Accordingly, the benefit of this new partnership covers service offerings such as Security Operations Centre as a Service (SOCaaS), State of art SIEM (managed and leveraged), Ransomware mitigation & security automation, Threat intelligence and Darkweb monitoring and Security assessment, VAPT & forensic.
Others include Endpoint detection and response (EDR), Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) and White label services.
While commenting on the partnership, Managing Director of GBB, Professor Muhammad Abubakar stated that the overall purpose of this partnership is to, “strengthen the national cyber posture, increase cybersecurity resilience, the efficiency and quality of public administration service in Nigeria”
He explained that the requirement for enabling cybersecurity services in today’s ever-changing threat landscape is becoming an increasing national level priority , adding that “Galaxy Backbone’s relentless focus on delivering expert solutions as a government trusted advisor to its clients, means that the business is ideally placed to deliver cyber resilience and threat reduction.”
Prof. Abubakar restated that in reaching this vision for the nation, Galaxy Backbone believes the expanded services in cybersecurity ensures that “end customers are provided best in class cybersecurity services and to be the clear choice for cybersecurity, tied to its multi- layered cloud solution that safeguards organizations against malware and contains and stops data breaches in real-time.”
Meanwhile,the Founder of DataSixth, Michael Anyanwu said, “We are excited about the prospect of joining in partnership with Galaxy Backbone at this critical stage of our growth journey. In our opinion, Galaxy Backbone has an enormous potential to set new standards in cyber security including providing managed detection and response services, security analytics and data protection across the country and Africa at large”
According to Him, DataSixth SOCaaS tracks, identifies and responds to cyber events in real-time and is supported by security analysts who perform threat detection, analysis and remediation. It also offers cyber threat intelligence and forensic capabilities and uses a “timely alerting” process to reduce false-positive alerts.