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CenturyLink (CTL) Upgrades Security Log Monitoring Solution

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CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL - Free Report) has upgraded its Security Log Monitoring solution with threat intelligence, new cloud security monitoring features and a real-time mobile application, for rapid threat detection and real-time response. This will help businesses to effectively fight the rapidly evolving cyber-attacks, particularly within their internal ecosystems.

Security Log Monitoring Solution

CenturyLink’s Security Log Monitoring accumulates and tracks malicious attacks in real time, applies advanced analytics, classifies them and sends them to an expert team for review. It integrates with existing infrastructure using automation to monitor devices, endpoints, systems and networks.

Security Log Monitoring delivers visibility into customers' cloud environments and the ability to rapidly identify misconfigurations. The solution recognizes hundreds of common log source types including those from VPNs, firewalls, databases, cloud infrastructure and servers. It also offers complementary log ingestion of up to 10 gigabytes per day and is supported by CenturyLink's seven global security operations centers.

With extended log retention of up to seven years, customers can address industry and regulatory compliance requirements. Also, they can enjoy access to a robust library of advanced algorithms to feed actionable threat intelligence with fewer false positives.

The monitoring service provides a comprehensive view of all network activity from multiple devices across the organization and correlates it into a single dashboard view. It helps pinpoint threat sources and follow attack vectors to evolve to a proactive threat management approach.

Share Price Performance

Over the past three months, shares of CenturyLink have gained 13.8% against a decline of 0.5% for the industry.       

Zacks Rank and Stocks to Consider   

CenturyLink currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Better-ranked stocks in the broader industry include Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL - Free Report) , Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) and Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (UBNT - Free Report) . While Comtech and Motorola sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Ubiquiti carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.              

Comtech has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 5%. It beat earnings estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, the average being 123.7%.         

Motorola has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 8%. It beat earnings estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, the average being 12.1%.   

Ubiquiti has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 18.6%. It exceeded earnings estimates thrice in the trailing four quarters with an average positive surprise of 8.9%.    

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