MainOne deploys anti-cyberattack service in Lagos

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MainOne, West Africa’s connectivity and data centre provider, says it has launched a counter cyber-attacks service in Lagos for Nigerian businesses to check Internet attacks.

MainOne says the service has become necessary as more businesses go online to help them address various kind of cyber security issues on the global Internet landscape.

The company says the new service that was recently developed in partnership with Radware, a global cyber-security provider, is targeted at a variant of cyber-attack called Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) known to render online service unavailable with overwhelming Internet traffic.
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The newly-launched DDoS attack solution is hosted locally at MDXi, MainOne Company in Lagos which is a Tier III data center in West Africa, built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for colocation, the company says in a statement.

Chidinma Iwe, MainOne’s Chief Information Security Officer, who spoke during the launch, says that cybercrime attacks in Nigeria has been estimated to cost the country about N127 billion annually and at the global level, the cost of cybercrime attacks is pegged at $400 billion annually.

According to MainOne, other services supported by the anti-cyber attack include Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region with its MDXi that houses the DDOS solution able to detect and mitigate all types of network and application attacks.

Chidinma Iwe, MainOne’s Chief Information Security Officer, who spoke during the launch, says that cybercrime attacks in Nigeria has been estimated to cost the country about N127 billion annually and at the global level, the cost of cybercrime attacks is pegged at $400billion annually.

The new solution is specifically designed to improve organisations’ ability to effectively mitigate losses and operational disruption by cyber-attacks, Iwe says urging financial institutions, eCommerce, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, and other enterprises to safeguard their networks and online assets against cyber-attacks.
Source: Press Release