Galaxy Backbone, DataSixth partner to tackle cybersecurity threats

Na'ankwat Dariem, Abuja

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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.

 

 

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