Today’s network-enabled organizations rely on the internet for mission-critical connections to employees, partners and customers. A more mobile workforce and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are expanding the security perimeter – introducing heightened levels of risk. With so many enterprises migrating to hybrid wide area network (WAN) architectures, their data, applications and systems are more exposed than ever. Typically, organizations deploy a complicated patchwork of firewalls and security solutions to protect their infrastructure, creating vulnerabilities and blind spots that are exacerbated by a lack of security personnel. As the traditional corporate perimeter expands, one thing is clear: To proactively defend against attacks, what’s needed now is a flexible, multi-layered, network-based security posture.
CenturyLink Adaptive Network Security is a network-based layer of protection against an increasingly complicated threat landscape. The CenturyLink network acts as a sensor, giving you the visibility and control needed to monitor, block and report attempts to break into your network. Delivered as a combination of service chained functions in the cloud, CenturyLink Adaptive Network Security can quickly adapt to new threats without requiring huge customer investments and new expertise. By moving protection physically closer to the origins of threats, we’re able to neutralize threats more efficiently and effectively. Adaptive Network Security is carrier agnostic, allowing customers to protect internet connections with CenturyLink, hybrid environments, and third-party networks.