CenturyLink: Digital Business Is Changing Network Security
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CenturyLink: Digital Business Is Changing Network Security

The digital business is changing the way network perimeters are secured. CenturyLink pairs managed Palo Alto networks next-generation firewalls with advanced threat detection and visibility to meet the requirements of the digital age.

Digital businesses and the erosion of the security perimeter are changing network endpoint security. Enterprises today need next-generation firewalls to address the evolving threat landscape across a dispersed network. Moreover, they need advanced features such as high throughput intrusion prevention systems. CenturyLink now offers Managed Palo Alto Firewall fully integrated with CenturyLink’s Security Log Monitoring service.

“At CenturyLink, we know digital businesses want end-to-end visibility and control over securing their networks without putting additional strain on limited in-house resources,” said Chris Smith, vice president of global security services for CenturyLink. “We are bringing together CenturyLink’s threat intelligence and rapid threat detection and response capabilities with Palo Alto Networks firewalls. Consequently, we are helping enterprises protect their increasingly complex networks against the changing threat landscape.”

According to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide (October 2018), managed security services will drive a compound annual growth rate of more than 18 percent for security services in 2018.


“We are pleased to work with CenturyLink to offer customers a managed next-generation firewall that has the intelligence, automation and high performance to stop attacks in their tracks,” said Karl Soderlund, senior vice president, worldwide channels for Palo Alto Networks.

Key Facts about CenturyLink’s solution

  • CenturyLink’s Security Log Monitoring platform. It manages and monitors a diverse set of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls with enhanced visibility and threat intelligence capabilities, as well as rich integration with its portal and mobile application.
  • Managed Palo Alto Firewall. It offers a wide range of intrusion prevention systems throughput, from 610 Mbps to 20 Gbps. With Managed Palo Alto Firewall, customers can choose the monitoring options that best serve their business needs. They can choose to either manage them with CenturyLink or by in-house resources.
  • Features supported by Managed Palo Alto Firewall. These will include anti-virus, URL filtering, site-to-site and client VPNs. Additionally, these also include application, content and user identification.


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