CenturyLink has launched its eighth global security operations centre, located in Singapore, which will offer customers across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region with a greater ability to predict, protect and respond to internal and external threats.
“CenturyLink has had an operations centre in Asia Pacific since the early 2000s to serve our customers’ growing demands in scaling their digital businesses,” said Francis Thangasamy, vice president of product management in Asia Pacific for CenturyLink.
“With the launch of our SOC in Singapore today, enterprises are better protected through our comprehensive methodology of people, process and technology to tackle an ever-evolving threat landscape and help secure their digital futures.
“As part of CenturyLink’s commitment to be a trusted IT advisor to our customers, we recognise the importance of continuous development, training and growing our cyber security talent pool to defend their digital businesses against tomorrow’s cyber threats.
“Our security professionals will continue to focus on detecting and responding to cyber and insider threats for our customers in the region and globally."
According to an IDC vendor spotlight sponsored by CenturyLink, more than 80 per cent of organisations in APAC do not have security proficiency or an optimal security program.
Furthermore, IDC also predicts that by 2020, 30 per cent of security spending will be with vendors offering integrated security solutions that are powered by the latest advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and analytics.
“Asia Pacific organisations are facing an ever-evolving threat landscape, where the complexity of networks is changing, with businesses leveraging hybrid cloud environments to digitally transform,” said Simon Piff, vice president for IT security practice business at IDC Asia Pacific.
“Organisations need to consider a ‘build vs buy’ model to sustain the necessary level of threat intelligence and advanced analytics capabilities along with the skills to interpret and act on findings.
"They will also need to undertake a holistic, enterprise-wide security posture that is proactive and predictive to combat threats and secure their business data."
CenturyLink’s global SOCs provide customers with follow-the-sun support and always-on management of the company’s suite of advanced threat prevention and detection solutions.