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What is Protected Internet?

Smart security, built right in. Protected Internet is security embedded into specific CenturyLink modems. It helps ensure the network, connected devices and systems, and data, are all protected.

Protected Internet built-into the modem automatically protects virtually all connected devices in your network, including non-display internet of things (IoT) devices (sometimes called 'headless' devices) such as point-of-sale devices, smart thermostats or cameras.

This means that virtually any device connected to the modem, including devices without screens, are protected from known malicious sites and online threats.

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.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get Protected Internet?

What does Protected Internet protect against?

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 about when I take my devices off my network? Are they at risk?

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?

Still have questions?