For businesses weighing the benefits of an increasingly mobile workforce versus the need to safeguard sensitive information in present’s complex cybersecurity scenario, Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) is introducing Adaptive Network Security Mobility. It marks as a network solution that allows remote users to securely link to private network resources and internet without introducing cyber risks linked with using unsecured Wi-Fi and personal devices.
Chris Richter, VP of Global Security Services at Centurylink, expressed that operations today are embracing a mobile and international employee base. Thanks to the requirement for a constant connection on the equipments of their choice, the notion of a ‘security perimeter’ can be tough to define.
Compounding matters is the unsuccessful notion that public Wi-Fi remains extremely susceptible to hacking, and as it is known mobile devices are main targets, which is the reason behind enterprises looking for secure mobility offerings that do not hinder flexibility and performance. Their consumers require to be assured their employees’ connections are secure irrespective of device or connection type.
Adaptive Network Security Mobility enables firms to direct mobile users’ access via next-gen Adaptive Network Security gateways, allowing the consistent application of security regulations irrespective of where or how users connect.
Christina Richmond from IDC reported that with the expansion of mobile and remote workers, firms would be well-served to deploy secure mobility as part of an extensive, cloud-based network security plan, rather than an add-on, piecemeal plan.
Clients will be granted access to Adaptive Network Security via a constellation of international next-gen security gateways sent across Asia Pacific; Middle East and Africa, North America and Europe, all interconnected through company’s expansive, international VPN backbone.
Whether personnel connect with a laptop, smartphone or tablet, operations maintain centralized authentication, resource policies, sign-in policies and user role-mapping while allowing remote connectivity.
In the last trading session, the stock price of Centurylink declined more than 2% to close the day at $17.67.