MONROE, La., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- It is hard to protect against unseen threats. As cybercrime continues to grow as a profitable shadow industry, actionable threat intelligence has never been more important to effective cybersecurity. To help enterprises predict, protect and respond to evolving cyber threats, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is announcing expanded visibility into the global threat landscape.
Following the integration of networks from its acquisition of Level 3, CenturyLink now monitors over 114 billion NetFlow sessions and 1.3 billion security events per day, responding to and mitigating roughly 120 DDoS attacks per day and removing approximately 35 command and control (C2) networks per month. This heightened visibility enables customers to better anticipate and protect against threats.
"We're seeing an explosion in global cybercrime," said Chris Richter, vice president of Global Security Services for CenturyLink. "Bad actors are motivated, organized and adaptable. To defend themselves, businesses need threat intelligence with the scope, the depth and the relevance for enterprises to take the necessary steps to protect themelves now and in the future."
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
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