Hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services provider CenturyLink, Inc. (CenturyLink
) is helping organizations in Asia Pacific (APAC) guard against cyber risks. CenturyLink, which recently partnered with cyber protection company ThreatConnect, has headquarters in Monroe, Louisiana, United States. The company’s services range from hosting to cloud and IT offerings. It also provides ‘Big Data’ analytics, IT consulting, and global communications options. CenturyLink’s ‘Managed Security Services 2.0’ option “empowers organizations to be more proactive in how they protect against, detect and respond to threats” and is now available in the APAC region.
CenturyLink’s move underscores its commitment to expanding its cybersecurity portfolio and is a response to the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks. The “newly enhanced” service is underpinned by the company’s managed security platform and allows users to use “advanced threat detection and incident response capabilities” to monitor their IT. Managed Security Services 2.0 is available in a range of deployment options and provides a “predictable operating expense model” that helps organizations avoid spikes in costs. It offers security log monitoring and threat analysis and provides broad threat intelligence from around 50 intelligence feeds. It also offers incident management and reporting via the ‘MSS portal’ which offers customers a customizable dashboard for tracking security issues and incidents.
"Security is the top concern that holds many companies in the region back from digital transformation,” explained the Vice President, IT Services and Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific at CenturyLink, Francis Thangasamy. “While more than 55 percent of APAC companies already have a formal digitization strategy, about 35 percent of enterprises expressed concerns about a potential failure to secure sensitive data1. Our enhanced suite can help organizations address their cybersecurity challenges head-on by leveraging behavioral-based detection technologies."Do you know of any other companies that are fighting cyber risks? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.