CenturyLink tapped by DHS to provide cybersecurity under expanded EINSTEIN 3 contract
December 7, 2015 | By Sean Buckley
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) was awarded an expansion contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated (E³A) protections to U.S. federal civilian agencies, a win that illustrates its growing presence in the cybersecurity protection space.
The contract allows federal agencies to get access to these E³A services, something which they previously could not get through their existing Internet service providers.
This is the second time the DHS has tapped CenturyLink for an EINSTEIN cybersecurity contract. In March 2013, CenturyLink won a contract to provide EINSTEIN cybersecurity protections to the company’s customers.