MainOne, the premier connectivity and data centre solutions company in West Africa, and Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud, and software defined data centres, have announced their partnership.
Under the partnership, they are to offer service providers and enterprises an outsourced Managed Security Service, according to a statement made available to THISDAY.
The statement said the service is specifically targeted at deploying the Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack detection and mitigation solution to safeguard the security of critical corporate customers on its network.
The Radware DDOS mitigation service, which will be deployed within the MainOne Tier III Data Center facility in Lagos, MDX-I, 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 year.
“Africa has experienced an unprecedented increase in sophisticated DDOS attacks across industries including Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and eCommerce. 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”, said MainOne’s Chief Information Security Officer, Chidinma Iwe.
According to Radware’s Vice President, Cloud Services Business, Haim Zelikovsky, 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 customer’s networks. MainOne is committed to protecting businesses in West Africa from this disruptions and we are pleased they have chosen Radware as their business partner.”
MDX-I is the premier Tier III data center in West Africa, built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region. As the only PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and 9001 certified, state-of the art facility providing highly-available and highly-redundant world class infrastructure, MDX-I will house the always-on Mitigation DDOS solution to detect and mitigate all types of network and application attacks. MDX-I’s parent company, MainOne continues to provide a range of enterprise solutions including Connectivity, Data Center solutions and Cloud services which enable West African companies do business online.