21st Century Partners Foreign Firm to Boost Cyber Security


With internet insecurity posing a major threat to technology growth in the country, indigenous information technology firm, 21st Century Technology, has entered into an agreement with Nexus Guard  to build a Distributed Denial of Service, DDoS, scrubbing centre in Nigeria. Nexus Guard being a global and a DDOS security solutions provider would work with the technology firm to provide DDoS mitigation service to enterprise and government customers within the country and  Africa at large.
Speaking on the development, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Technologies, Wale Ajisebutu, stated that the move was necessary to arrest the rising incidence of global cyberattack.
He said, “We opted to partner with Nexusguard because of its  global reach and  robust platform. It has helped many companies and governments globally to defend against cyberattack and  consistently recognised by analysts such as Gartner and Forrester as a market leader. Customers who choose to take advantage of our new compelling cybersecurity solution will surely capture enormous opportunities for unlimited growth.
“We would equally tap into Nexusguard expertise to build to  our digital infrastructure including most advanced global digital security point of presence (PoP) in Nigeria, Tier 4 data centre, academy, software development centre to help our  esteemed customers, partners and government on the continent to deploy necessary innovation solutions to remain secure, competitive, lead and win in the era of digital transformation and engagement.” He added that with global increase in DDoS risk, service providers were updating their capabilities to provide not only bandwidth and subscriptions, but also cybersecurity. “That transformation, known as Telco 5.0, demands the methodology and mechanics to shift platforms, people and processes to provide optimal security.
Commenting on the deal, CEO of Nexus Guard, Andy Ng, said, “Communications service providers (CSP) have a new opportunity to help create a global DDoS defence network to protect internet users. Our partnership with 21st Century Technologies in Nigeria, as with other Telco 5.0 providers around the globe, are critical to not only helping enterprises fortify themselves against future attacks but also to telcos transforming their business.”