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CenturyLink Launches Government Sales Agreement With Blue Ridge Networks

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell Blue Ridge Networks, Inc. trusted access cybersecurity solutions to its federal, state and local government clients.


CenturyLink will sell Blue Ridge services to government customers via several contract vehicles. Blue Ridge solutions are also integrated within the infrastructure of Savvis, a CenturyLink company that is a global leader in cloud computing and managed hosting solutions for enterprises.

Blue Ridge has been delivering high assurance network security solutions to government and industry customers for more than 15 years. Its proven network security solutions meet the growing needs of today's connected workforce for interoperability, secure remote access and advanced zero-day malware protection.

"This sales agreement allows CenturyLink to offer an even wider array of cybersecurity solutions—including Blue Ridge's customizable, fully managed network security systems—to our government clients," said Diana Gowen, CenturyLink Public Sector senior vice president and general manager. "Through our relationship with Blue Ridge, CenturyLink can now offer government agencies our comprehensive portfolio of secure data, cloud, network and integrated managed solutions coupled with more all-encompassing protection against cyber attacks."  

"We are excited about establishing this relationship with CenturyLink," said John Higginbotham, CEO of Blue Ridge Networks. "We believe the combination of our best-in-class cybersecurity solutions with CenturyLink's award-winning hosted and cloud-based services produces a compelling value proposition in the marketplace. Our joint commitment to customer service ensures our mutual clients have affordable access to highly secure cloud services."

About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink TM Prism TM TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit

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