Network firewall security delivered from the cloud

Streamline threat management for rapid network protection.

The pressure is building for defenders

As applications and data compute move from behind the protected data center core to the cloud and edge, security resources are increasingly stretched to keep up with growing firewall response demands. CenturyLink® Adaptive Network Security streamlines threat management by enabling consistent policy deployment, monitoring and event management across hybrid security environments from a single platform.

Network-based protection

Quickly adapt to new threats without huge capital investments via technology service chaining across 31 global CenturyLink gateways.

Next-generation firewall capabilities

Full range security functionality featuring IDS/IPS, web content/URL filtering, data loss protection (DLP), application awareness and control, anti-malware (sandboxing), log retention and reporting.

Threat visualization

Near real-time view of threat landscape through a single portal for Adaptive Network Security Basic and Premium Services.

Rapid Threat Defense

Proactively detects and blocks threats by automatically pushing policy updates to Adaptive Network Security Firewalls based on a customer selected security policy and threat risk score for Premium Service.

Get the CenturyLink 2019 Threat Report

Take a deep dive into mass malware trends based on research from Black Lotus Labs with actionable advice on how to protect your network against leading cyberthreats, including:

  • The latest #MassMalware research from Black Lotus Labs
  • Why DNS monitoring is an important security control
  • Actionable advice for network defenders

Secure internet connectivity for the agile business


Shared bandwidth model per firewall instance supports multiple deployment use cases. 

Internet carrier agnostic

Customers can protect CenturyLink and/or 3rd party internet connections.

Remote access

Supports mix of remote access sites and mobile users connecting from public and private connections (SD WAN and MPLS/ IP VPN).

Enhanced performance

Built within the CenturyLink network to leverage local internet peering points to minimize latency.

Rapid Threat Defense

Automated threat detection and response powered by Black Lotus Labs threat intelligence. 

No CapEx

Configure one set of firewall policies to secure locations and users with no hardware to deploy.

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