CenturyLink Signs Cybersecurity Sales Agreement with King & Union

8/9/17

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell King & Union's Avalon, a cyber analysis collaboration platform and service, to the company's commercial and government clients.

King & Union's Avalon platform gives customers better situational awareness and a contextual picture of the cyber threat environment via dynamic graphing and threat visualization. It removes information sharing barriers, empowers threat analysts to collaborate within and across teams, and provides unique insights and intelligence with automated threat enrichment services using proprietary and sensitive data sources.

"CenturyLink is excited to be King & Union's first reseller and go-to-market partner for its cyber analysis collaboration platform," said Erich Sanchack, CenturyLink senior vice president and general manager, federal solutions. "We're committed to the nation's cybersecurity mission and to providing customers with industry-leading cybersecurity measures and analysis that improve an organization's cyber risk posture. Avalon complements CenturyLink's managed security services offerings, including CenturyLink's Enhanced Cybersecurity Services offering authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security."

"King & Union is thrilled to be working with CenturyLink, an established leader in public-private cyber information sharing efforts and an innovative provider of security services," said King & Union President John Cassidy.

Avalon helps build an interactive community of cyber analysts. It helps users rapidly collaborate with trusted peers on cyber investigations and findings, provides unique insights, and sets up fast action events for remediation. It provides one workspace for threat hunters to work through their analysis together, while interacting with each other and data in near real time, thus improving collaboration among commercial and government cybersecurity operation teams.

Avalon's cyber analysis collaboration platform also allows teams to collaborate on investigations and findings with each other without sharing sensitive and classified threat information, which is a big benefit to information sharing and analysis organizations and their respective members.

By supplying cybersecurity, cloud, managed hosting and IT services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink provides government agencies with the security and reliability they need to carry out their important missions.

CenturyLink's Managed Security Services Suite, available either as a stand-alone service or as an add-on for customers buying hosting, networking, cloud and colocation services, enables organizations to improve their security posture and respond more efficiently to cyber attacks.

CenturyLink is currently ranked No. 35 on Washington Technology's 2017 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

About King & Union

King & Union is a cybersecurity company based in Alexandria, Va., that has built and designed Avalon, a cyber analysis collaboration platform. Visit King & Union at kingandunion.com or email info@kingandunion.com for more information.

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