CenturyLink Launches Government Sales Agreement with Blue Ridge Networks

By CenturyLink

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell Blue Ridge Networks, Inc. trusted access cybersecurity solutions to its federal, state and local government clients.

CenturyLink will sell Blue Ridge services to government customers via several contract vehicles. Blue Ridge solutions are also integrated within the infrastructure of Savvis, a CenturyLink company that is a global leader in cloud computing and managed hosting solutions for enterprises.

Blue Ridge has been delivering high assurance network security solutions to government and industry customers for more than 15 years. Its proven network security solutions meet the growing needs of today’s connected workforce for interoperability, secure remote access and advanced zero-day malware protection.

“This sales agreement allows CenturyLink to offer an even wider array of cybersecurity solutions—including Blue Ridge’s customizable, fully managed network security systems—to our government clients,” said Diana Gowen, CenturyLink Public Sector senior vice president and general manager. “Through our relationship with Blue Ridge, CenturyLink can now offer government agencies our comprehensive portfolio of secure data, cloud, network and integrated managed solutions coupled with more all-encompassing protection against cyber attacks.”

“We are excited about establishing this relationship with CenturyLink,” said John Higginbotham, CEO of Blue Ridge Networks. “We believe the combination of our best-in-class cybersecurity solutions with CenturyLink’s award-winning hosted and cloud-based services produces a compelling value proposition in the marketplace. Our joint commitment to customer service ensures our mutual clients have affordable access to highly secure cloud services.”

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