CenturyLink Inc. announced that it has acquired netAura LLC, a Herndon, Virginia-based company that specializes in engineering, developing and consulting on managed security technologies to both commercial and government clients including DHS and DoJ. Since the company was founded in 2011, netAura has provided cybersecurity, security information and event management (SIEM), analytics and vulnerability management.
This is an interesting acquisition for CenturyLink which primarily provides telecom and data services to residential and business customers. According to the press release: “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 cyberattacks.”
Deal terms were not disclosed but we’ll see what we can uncover regarding the price in the CenturyLink’s next quarterly filing.
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