Seacom taps Netscout for DDoS Services in SA & Kenya

Seacom taps Netscout for DDoS Services in SA & Kenya

Africa's broadband internet provider Seacom and Netscout Systems have announced an alliance to provide managed DDoS and security services to enterprise customers in Kenya and South Africa, as well as to wholesale customers utilising Seacom's subsea and terrestrial networks.

Seacom's managed DDoS product is based on Netscout's Arbor Sightline with Sentinel, which delivers next-generation DDoS visibility and protection, providing Seacom and its customers with defence against DDoS attacks.

"Coupled with the unprecedented remote work challenges from the global pandemic and an increase in government and organisational cybersecurity policies, more enterprises are turning to solutions offered by managed security solution providers (MSSPs.)" said a joint press release.

According to research from Modor Intelligence, the African managed services market will grow at 8.2% CAGR from 2021 through 2026.

"With DDoS and other malware attacks growing in sophistication, having the right threat intelligence and mitigation services in place is more important than ever," stated Steve Briggs, CSMO, Seacom. "Our strategic initiative with Netscout provides our customers with a complete security solution delivered through a next-generation firewall.

Backed by a team of threat intelligence experts, it also offers the flexibility to adapt to our customers' existing contact and communications protocols while delivering reports that demonstrate ROI and key metrics for the C-suite."

Protecting the availability and safety of their high-capacity network is Seacom’s top priority. Seacom's managed DDoS solution is based on Netscout's Arbor Sightline with Sentinel, which delivers next-generation DDoS visibility and protection, providing Seacom and its customers solid protection against DDoS attacks. Additionally, Seacom's service applies surgical mitigation to remove the malicious traffic and allow just the legitimate traffic to pass through, protecting the networks and ensuring the businesses continuity and online presence of their customers.

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