CenturyLink® has rolled out its new Adaptive Network Security mobility service for meeting the demands of the increasingly mobile workforce and securing of information. This will become the standard basis of security for CenturyLink® after its acquisition of Level 3 Communications for a large sum of $34 last year.
Adaptive Network Security is an advanced networking solution that allows a highly secure connection to the internet and private network for remote users. It effectively minimizes any of the risks associated with data security while using personal devices and access through public unsecured Wi-Fi portals.
Chris Richter, the Vice President of Global Security Services of CenturyLink®, said, “Businesses today are embracing a global and mobile employee base. Thanks to the need for a constant connection on the devices of our choice, the concept of a ‘security perimeter’ can be difficult to define. Compounding matters are the unfortunate fact that public Wi-Fi remains highly susceptible to hacking, and mobile devices are prime targets, which is why enterprises need secure mobility solutions that do not hinder performance and flexibility. Our customers need to be confident their employees’ connections are secure regardless of connection type or device.”
With the introduction of this new technology, CenturyLink® is enhancing the features of its best internet service served across the country. It will enable businesses with more secure communications such as by providing them access to remote VPN access to corporate networks through high-security IPSec or SSL-based internet connections and a standard web browser.
End to end encryption is another notable feature along with tunneling. Besides, it will allow the enterprises to opt for concurrent use sessions depending on the expected users at a time than purchasing individual licenses for each of the mobile users.
CenturyLink® has made available its customers access to the Adaptive Network Security service via several different gateways located at various continents such as the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. CenturyLink’s wide-scale global VPN will cover all these gateways thus promising stringent network security to the customers accessing from anywhere. It allows remote connectivity for the employees using mobile devices while the businesses will still offer their central authentication, user role mapping, resource policies, and sign-in policies.
Chris Richter added, “It’s a big firewall in the sky with a lot more bells and whistles that make it next-gen security. The thing that was missing was mobility access. Organizations have mobile workforces using laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Maybe the office is in Chicago, but we need to access the Internet at Starbucks in L.A. This allows the mobile workforce to carry that same security policy around with them by connecting to the Internet through a regional gateway.”