MONROE, La., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fight to secure their operations with limited IT budgets and resources, mid-sized business leaders want their networks to provide embedded security solutions. More than 70 percent of IT decision makers from businesses ranging in size from 11-500 employees found network-based security solutions improve businesses' overall security, according to a new network security study of 250 IT professionals conducted by Spiceworks and sponsored by CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL).
"As cyber threats evolve and proliferate, mid-sized businesses face the particular challenge of protecting themselves from the same sophisticated operators as large enterprises, but with far fewer staff and resources," said Vernon Irvin, president of CenturyLink's government, education, medium and small business group. "For today's digital businesses, it's essential for security to be seamless with the network, rather than a series of add-on solutions."
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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