Use these key factors from IDC MarketScape experts to choose your managed security service provider.
5 Security Competency Areas that Fit Your Business
One-size-fits-all security is never the answer. At CenturyLink, we work with you to understand the unique security needs of your business, develop a customized plan that matches your priorities and implement pragmatic, efficient and cost effective solutions that can cut across five key areas to support your entire IT stack:
Today, your organization is caught between an ever-growing number of smart, sophisticated cyber attacks and an army of hyper-connected customers, employees, suppliers and partners who simply expect access to information any time, from anywhere. This perfect storm of increasing threats and the new digital economy creates serious risks for your business—a single security breach can cost millions and do irreparable damage to your brand and reputation. So how do you satisfactorily address the risk, and in doing so satisfy the Board, when you may lack the staff resources and expertise, the technology or increased budget? Spending more and more on new security technology just isn’t getting the job done.
CenturyLink can help—by combining best-in-class security technology with the human resources, expertise and proven processes you need to keep every layer of your business and IT infrastructure secure and compliant. We’ll help you improve your posture while controlling the expense by focusing your spending on the right priorities. With CenturyLink, you can take advantage of:
Market leading services evaluated by IDC and Forrester Research that fill your security skills gap, reduce complexity and improve quality of protection. The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services Providers, North America, Q3 2016 report ranked CenturyLink as a strong performer and a leader— surpassing both Verizon and AT&T. CenturyLink was named as one of only two Market Leaders in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Emerging Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment.
Flexible, modular services that integrate easily into your security framework, so you can leverage existing investments and use your security tools more effectively. Services range from consulting engagements, to self-managed or fully managed services to full outsourcing, and they partner perfectly with CenturyLink network, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services.
Some of the most effective preventative security measures are relatively straight-forward to address with the right staff, expertise and knowledge of the threat landscape. By closing gaps and staying on top of known vulnerabilities, timely patching, effective endpoint protection and tighter authentication, you can significantly reduce the chance of exploitation.