US Hosting, Cloud and IT Services Provider CenturyLink to Launch Singapore-based Open Security Operations Center

October 12, 2018
US Hosting, Cloud and IT Services Provider CenturyLink to Launch Singapore-based Open Security Operations Center
US telecom provider CenturyLink, Inc. (CenturyLink) has announced it will launch a Singapore-based ‘Open Security’ operations center. An SAP HANA services provider, CenturyLink has global headquarters in Monroe, Louisiana, United States. The company’s services include hosting, and cloud and IT services alongside ‘Big Data’ analytics, IT consulting, and global communications offerings. The company owns an extensive global fiber network and has data centers in Singapore and India. CenturyLink’s new Singapore center will enable companies in Asia Pacific to mitigate cyberthreats.

A recent CenturyLink report isolated China, South Korea and Vietnam as both “channels and targets of malicious cyber activity” in Asia Pacific. CenturyLink’s center will cater to companies in these and other countries within the region. “Singapore offers one of the most advanced IT infrastructures globally, and its continuous focus on cybersecurity makes it a compelling choice for our new SOC,” explained vice president, IT services and managed hosting, CenturyLink, Asia Pacific, Francis Thangasamy.

“CenturyLink’s Security Operations Center adds to a growing ecosystem of cybersecurity companies establishing technical capabilities in Singapore,” added the Singapore Economic Development Board’s Director of Infocomms and Media, Mr. Ang Chin Tah. “In addition, the center will create opportunities for Singaporeans to be trained in sought-after cross-industry skillsets such as incident analysis, incident management and response, and threat intelligence.”

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