Talk of the summer heat and humidity may seem to dominate workplace chatter around water coolers this time of year, but for those who work for government agencies, cyber threats are an even hotter topic. Case in point is the Army National Guard, which needs to be able to securely connect dispersed users, teams and equipment during national emergencies via any communications medium. That’s why CenturyLink is heading south to New Orleans for the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) National Conference, from August 24-27, 2018.

Innovating for Digital Transformation

One of our great strengths as a nation is rooted in the groundbreaking IT innovations made possible through collaborative public-private partnerships like those on display at NGAUS. CenturyLink has a long history as a trusted partner delivering  networkcybersecuritycloudmanaged services, analytics and voice services for government agencies.

As champions for strong IT solutions for the digital age, CenturyLink is proud to have been recently ranked #29 on Washington Technology’s 2018 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors, moving up six spots from last year. We collaborate with the federal government at every level to achieve mission success with secure, reliable and available IT solutions.

This year, we’re excited to partner with Blue Ridge Networks to showcase their Autonomous Network Segmentation (ANS) solution — a self-contained cybersecurity ecosystem that protects organizations from vulnerabilities posed by IoT-connected devices, networks and people. Based on the Zero Trust methodology,

ANS provides the highest level of security autonomously and enables more secure, encrypted communications without costly and time-consuming IT overhead. Here’s a quick overview of how ANS enables your IT teams to focus on more critical functions.

Securing Your Ecosystem

Once deployed, the following products comprise the ANS ecosystem, establishing cryptographically isolated network segments within your organization’s networking environment. This locked down approach eliminates the entry points for cyberattacks, making it ideal for mobile command centers, remote armories, remote users and remote classrooms.


  • BorderGuard – Server-side appliance that serves as the root of trust for the entire ecosystem. Establishes trust with RemoteLink and EdgeGuard devices.
  • EdgeGuard – Boot or virtual form factors create a virtual desktop that authenticates and isolates wired and wireless remote access sessions before a secure session is established. No upload or download of data is allowed.
  • RemoteLink – A plug-and-play desktop device that secures any device over any communication medium.

Modernizing Your Agency

CenturyLink’s government team knows federal IT inside and out. We’re pleased to be a Fleur De Lis sponsor of this year’s NGAUS conference so if you are planning to be there, stop by to connect with our team of modernization experts at booth 1109. Can’t attend the event? Contact a CenturyLink specialist to learn more about IT modernization solutions for your federal agency or department today.

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