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CenturyLink picks Palo Alto Networks to enhance security agility

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CenturyLink pairs managed Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, with advanced threat detection and visibility, in response to the demand for greater agility in premises security.

Digital businesses and the erosion of the security perimeter are changing the way network endpoints are secured. Enterprises today need next-generation firewalls to address the evolving threat landscape across a dispersed network, while providing advanced features such as high throughput intrusion prevention systems.

"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.

"By bringing together CenturyLink's correlated threat intelligence and rapid threat detection and response capabilities with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, we're helping enterprises protect their increasingly complex networks against the changing threat landscape."

CenturyLink's Security Log Monitoring platform 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 offers a wide range of intrusion prevention systems throughput, from 610Mbps to 20Gbps, and its features include: anti-virus, URL filtering, site-to-site and client VPNs, in addition to application, content and user identification.

"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," added Karl Soderlund, senior vice president of worldwide channels for Palo Alto Networks.

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



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