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New Level 3 Online Tool Offers Infrastructure Security Diagnosis for Companies in Brazil
Self-evaluation tool enables comparison of company’s security level to the national market

São Paulo, September 11, 2017  Level 3 commissioned IDC, a leading analyst firm, to build an online tool, available now, which allows companies to measure the level of maturity of their IT infrastructure security and compare it to the Level 3 Security Index. The Project offers users a report containing information and recommendations to continue enhancing their security practices.

Access the tool here

Key Facts:

  • The new, online tool is available for Brazilian companies, not only Level 3 customers.
  • Level 3 Security Index is a maturity index for security in IT infrastructure, developed by IDC, which explores the understanding of the importance of information security for the business as well as the security and infrastructure manager’s knowledge regarding impacts should a disaster occur; the capabilities for detecting and measuring threats to the system; maturity employed in activities for maintenance of security systems; procedures adopted for reducing existing Information Security risks and measures for containing and recovering from attacks. 
  • Level 3 has its first Latam Scrubbing Center located in São Paulo, Brazil, and 11 around the world. Scrubbing centers are responsible for detecting anomalies in traffic, analyzing effects, notifying customers and helping mitigate the impact of attacks.
  • The service is available non-stop and provides the detection and cleansing of traffic in real-time.
  • With a total capacity of 4.5 Tbps of attack ingestion and scrubbing capacity, Level 3’s footprint provides the bandwidth to re-route traffic to eleven different regional scrubbing centers. DDoS attack traffic is filtered, and normal traffic is returned. 
  • Level 3’s security team monitors approximately 1.4 billion security events and responds to and mitigates approximately 100 DDoS attacks daily. Twelve percent of DDoS attacks are directed to Latam and around 40 percent of the attacks monitored daily are considered new to the sector.
  • Level 3 also monitors more than 1 million malicious packets and more than 94 billion netflow sessions per day.

Key Quotes:

Luciano Ramos, Software Research Coordinator, IDC Brazil

"The tool allows the comparison of your organization's Information Security practices with more than 100 companies in the country. This provides an excellent opportunity to validate the correct processes that the company is applying and correct any possible gaps. We hope that this tool will be a step forward in the maturation process of the security area in Brazil."

André Magno, Data Center Products Director, Level 3 Brazil

“Benchmarking is always very enriching. Having this is mind, we developed this service. Possessing a tool which enables the comparison of your organization to information security practices of more than 100 companies in the country presents an excellent opportunity for validating the appropriate processes being applied by the company and identifying where eventual failures can occur.”

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About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit or get to know us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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Forward-Looking Statement

Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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