Managed Firewall Services

Focus on your core business competencies while our experts provide the security expertise.

Perimeter next generation protection for hybrid, multi-cloud networks

Firewalls are a key component in safeguarding your business from malicious threats. CenturyLink deploys, manages and monitors industry-leading next generation firewalls to protect your organization against a wide range of network attacks by controlling network traffic and inspecting it for malicious content.

CenturyLink® Managed Firewall Service delivers 24/7 firewall management and monitoring for advanced NextGen context and UTM content solutions that free you from the resource-intensive work of maintaining your firewall.

After a design review to understand your network firewall needs, system topology, and security policies, we’ll develop and define firewall-specific security policies. A variety of dedicated, managed and co-managed service options include delivery inside the network, at our data centers, or in the cloud. A fully managed and monitored option using next generation firewall technologies is also available.

Focus on your core business competencies while CenturyLink provides the security expertise.

Our security services are fully supported globally by a skilled team of certified security professionals who will protect your network and infrastructure resources. Whether we supply the hardware or manage and monitor what you already own, you can remedy gaps in your security team's skills and increase employee productivity while our specialized professionals and solutions optimize network performance by blocking hacking and other malicious activities.

Managed Firewall Services Benefits

  • Deployed in high-availability configuration
  • Device management maintains vigilant patch and signature updates along with continual tuning optimized to customer environment
  • Eight global SOCs monitor events 24/7 and escalate high-severity alerts for customer awareness
  • Convenient OpEx model bundles high-availability pairs of appliances into monthly service charges
  • Helps retail industry comply with PCI requirement 6.6 part 2
  • Protects CenturyLink Managed Hosting platform

Managed Firewall Services Features

  • Support for industry-leading Cisco ASA and NGFW appliances and Palo Alto NextGen firewalls
  • Deployed in high-availability configuration
  • Three models optimized for small, medium and large web farm use cases
  • Firewall with Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS), Site-Site & Client VPNs
  • Anti-Malware, Application Control
  • Security Event Monitoring (SOC)
  • Standard models included as OpEx. Other models may be supported as part of managed takeover of client-owned firewalls
  • Network infrastructure included in monthly service fees
  • Cisco AnyConnect client VPNs to provide access to managed hosting services with Remote Client VPN to HAN product
  • RSA Tokens provide Two Factor Authentication to Managed Firewall Customers with special request
  • Content (URL) filtering
  • Sandboxing
  • Hosted Area Network
  • Centralized Log Retention
  • Advanced Detect and Respond
  • FW/IPS throughput up to 53 Gbps

Use Cases

State Sets Tighter Controls

As technology becomes more advanced, so do threats to security. This rising trend correlates with the increasing variety and forms of attacks. Most organizations today deploy a Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) solution to proactively measure and monitor threat management.



Fundamental Protection for Compliance

Foundational Monitoring consists of rule sets that find correlations and add context to logged events so they can turn clues into leads. Additional external threat feeds are also used to discover meaningful correlations that indicate a need for further investigation.



IPS Offers Flexibility, Savings

Firewall technology has greatly advanced from simple packet filtering. CenturyLink supports integrated Intrusion Prevention Screens (IPS) on Palo Alto, Fortinet and Cisco platforms.




Contact Us

Interested in learning more? We'll schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss your unique IT Security challenges and see how CenturyLink can help you solve them.

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