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Security for today's connected business

Look around you, connected devices are now part of your business! Connected thermostats, point-of-sale (POS) systems, smart lightbulbs, touchscreen appliances, smart TVs, cameras, and many more devices are now part of business landscape. They make our jobs easier—and more fun! But most devices aren't built to be secure. Anything that connects to the Internet can also connect to online threats. That's why CenturyLink Protected Internet is more important than ever.

CenturyLink Protected Internet provides automatic protection for your entire network. The security is built right into the modem and automatically protects all connected devices (even those without a display) from being exposed to online threats. Businesses can feel confident that their network is secure and that their data, assets, resources and reputation are safeguarded.

What is Protected Internet?

CenturyLink Protected Internet is a technology which provides security against many online threats such as viruses, malware, botnet attacks, and other malicious content. Built directly into specific compatible CenturyLink gateways, it helps to make sure all internet traffic passing through the gateway, to any device in a network, is safe.

When a Protected Internet compatible gateway is plugged in and activated to CenturyLink Internet, is updated with current Firmware, and is used as intended, the security features of Protected Internet automatically help to protect all connected devices on your network. This includes Internet of Things (IoT) devices (also referred to as ‘headless’ devices) like smart TVs or thermostats, from most online threats.

Frequently asked questions

What does Protected Internet protect against?
How do I know if I have Protected Internet?
What devices does Protected Internet protect?
How does Protected Internet work?
How does Protected Internet know which sites are risky?
How does Protected Internet protect me from viruses?
Is Protected Internet anti-virus software?
Does Protected Internet require additional anti-virus to work?
What if i use my own gateway or other third-party networking equipment?
What about when I take my devices out of my network? Are they vulnerable?
Do I need a separate box/hardware for Protected Internet?
How often will I have to update Protected Internet?
What if I have customers that want to join our business network?
How do I know that Protected Internet is protecting my network?
What do I do when I encounter a warning page?
What if I no longer want Protected Internet protection?

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