CenturyLink bolsters managed security portfolio with netAura purchase

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has acquired security services provider netAura, giving it a set of enhanced engineering, development and consulting security service capabilities.

The service provider said that the acquisition will enhance its managed security services is offers to business and government customers.

Terms of the deal were not revealed.

Since the company was founded in 2011, netAura has built a customer base in the U.S. government market guiding them on cybersecurity, security information and event management (SIEM), analytics and vulnerability management.

This acquisition is part of a broader initiative by CenturyLink to expand its suite of IT services. In February, CenturyLink introduced its Managed Security Services Suite, which helps businesses ease the burden of having to manage security in-house.

As a fully managed platform, the Managed Security Services Suite can perform various security functions, including preventing, mitigating and responding to cyberattacks.

While CenturyLink has built a number of IT services in house, the service provider has never shied away from purchasing other companies to bolster its portfolio. Previously, the service provider acquired Cognilytics, a provider of advanced predictive analytics and big data solutions in 2014.

CenturyLink has also been able to use its acquisitions of other providers in the managed services space Appfog, Tier 3 and Orchestrate as the foundation for its managed services development centers. Having opened three of these centers, including its most recent one in St. Louis, CenturyLink is locating teams focused on automating and developing managed services for business customers.

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