CenturyLink Bolsters Security with netAura Acquisition

By Rory Lidstone

CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company that enables millions of customers to enhance their businesses with innovative technology solutions. As such, security is a top concern for the company, which makes the news that it has acquired netAura LLC seem so appropriate.

A security services firm that specializes in engineering, developing and consulting of managed security technologies, netAura is the perfect acquisition to strengthen and enhance CenturyLink’s managed security services available to business and government customers. Based out of Herndon, Va., netAura boasts extensive experience working with U.S. government agencies and corporations on cybersecurity, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), analytics and vulnerability management since being founded in 2011.

This isn’t CenturyLink’s only move to enhance its security so far this year. In February, the company launched a new Managed Security Services Suite with an emphasis on protection against cyberattacks. Enhancements include monitoring of security logs and a SIEM back-end system designed to provide real-time insight on threat activity. The Managed Security Services Suite helps organizations ease the burden of managing security in house.

"The combination of CenturyLink's powerful IT solutions and netAura's strengths in implementation services will enable our customers to continue to meet their security challenges head-on," said Girish Varma, president of Global IT Services and New Market Development at CenturyLink. "This acquisition helps us continue to deliver comprehensive security architectures to existing and future customers."

CenturyLink provides network, IT services and cloud solutions to companies around the globe. Its growing Global IT Services and New Market Development organization brings a focus on IT strategy and systems consulting, application services development and management, quality assurance and testing, and remote infrastructure management. No stranger to acquisitions that bolster its existing offerings, CenturyLink acquired Cognilytics, a provider of advanced predictive analytics and big data solutions, in 2014.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

Contributing Writer

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