CenturyLink Communications has acquired netAura LLC which is a security services firm that specializes in engineering, developing and consulting on managed security technologies.
The acquisition is aimed at strengthening and enhancing the company’s managed security services available to business and government customers. It is believed that the deal has been in the works for some time now but the company was not keen on rushing over that. Finer details of the deal are still scanty but it is believed that both parties agreed in almost everything that was up for discussion.
Herndon, Va.-based netAura has deep expertise, having worked extensively with U.S. government agencies and corporations on cyber security, security information and event management (SIEM), analytics and vulnerability management since it was founded in 2011.
In a press statement, Girish Varma who is the president, Global IT Services & New Market Development at CenturyLink said they look forward to a fruitful partnership. “The combination of CenturyLink’s powerful IT solutions and netAura’s strengths in implementation services will enable our customers to continue to meet their security challenges head-on. This acquisition helps us continue to deliver comprehensive security architectures to existing and future customers.”
The acquisition further validates CenturyLink’s commitment to IT services. Last month the company announced its enhanced Managed Security Services Suite, which helps organizations ease the burden of having to manage security in-house. The fully managed platform is designed to be the backbone for an organization’s security services, including preventing, mitigating and responding to cyber-attacks.
CenturyLink provides market-leading network, IT services and cloud solutions. The company’s growing Global IT Services and New Market Development organization focuses on IT strategy and systems consulting, application services development and management, quality assurance and testing as well as remote infrastructure management. Further enhancing its portfolio, in 2014 CenturyLink acquired Cognilytics, a provider of advanced predictive analytics and big data solutions.