Galaxy Backbone, Nigerian government-owned information technology and shared services provider has partnered DataSixth (a pure-play MSSP) to address the myriad cybersecurity threats in the country.

This is even as the cybersecurity threat landscape becomes more complex, with organizations struggling to keep their data and applications secure.

With this partnership, Galaxy  Backbone will help MDAs  & private sector organisation to overcome their security challenges so teams can focus on important and fluctuating business initiatives.

Highlighting the benefits of the Galaxy Backbone MSSP, the government company said the MSSP will enhance visibility through real-time monitoring of network traffic and malicious activity.

“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,” it said.

Together, both companies will enable MSSP services to MDAs leveraging its SECaaS (security-as-a-service) to deliver cyber resilience capabilities. The partnership offers a  variety of cybersecurity capabilities,  from proactively hunt for cyber threats,  to forensic analysis, incident response and provision of threat remediation plans.

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 are Endpoint detection and response (EDR), Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) and White label services.

Commenting on the partnership, DataSixth founder  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  cybersecurity  including  providing  managed  detection  and  response services, security analytics and data protection across the country and Africa at large.”

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.

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”   says   Prof.   Muhammad   Bello   Abubakar   MD/CEO.

“The requirement for enabling cybersecurity services in today’s ever-changing threat landscape is becoming an increasing national-level priority.  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”.

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.”


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