GBB has disproved rumours of holding virtual FEC meetings on a platform running a deprecated operating system.
The Galaxy Backbone (GBB) denies conducting virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings on system with depreciated operating system, consequently permitting security issues.
Prof. Mohammed Abubakar, The Managing Director, GBB, refutes the rumour according to a Statement signed by him and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
“We would not have responded to the write-up, but in the interest of the reading public, we are compelled to provide some clarifications.
“The photo of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy which precipitated this wrong assertion was taken in the Network Monitoring Centre (NMC), of the Uptime Institute Tier 3 certified National Shared Services Centre, a data centre, operated by Galaxy Backbone Limited.
“The screen is a display of monitoring activities around our network across the country. The computing systems running this monitoring are offline.
“There are systems that are specially designed such that absolutely no feature changes can be tolerated for the life of their devices, examples are medical control equipment, PoS systems, ATMs, Digital Signage among others.
“Such systems typically have a 10-year servicing and support lifecycles. This is where our network monitoring system belongs,”, he asserted.
According to him, Nigerians should visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4527878/faq-about-extended-security-updates-for-windows-7 for further details.
He said GBB had ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 certifications, and took Information Technology security management very seriously and upgraded its systems based on standards.