Cyberthreats are today’s reality for businesses enterprise and small alike. As these cyberthreats continue to grow and expand businesses, governments and consumers seek answers to protect their assets and to keep data secure.

CenturyLink relates to the business challenges organizations face and works tirelessly to protect itself from the evolving and increasingly sophisticated, malicious operators. CenturyLink® Threat Research Labs created a report based exclusively on what they see across the CenturyLink global backbone to offer the IT community the same unique insights they use to protect themselves and their customers.

The report shares CenturyLink’s insights around the:

  • Sources of global malicious traffic and the victims they target
  • Components of attack traffic
  • Evolution and presiding trends with respect to DDoS IoT botnets

Some key findings revealed in the report are that the:

  • US leads in malicious traffic by country of origin
  • US is top bot hosting country – with an average of 1.8 million daily
  • Average company had 2 -3 cyber-attacks per month
  • CenturyLink Trust network security prevented $1 billion in cyber-crime annually

Click here to get the full CenturyLink 2018 Threat Report.

There is no such thing as a cyber world devoid of risk. But information is power and understanding the threats you face today can only help you improve your security for the incidents you will face tomorrow.

To best review your business needs, confer with an agnostic technology agent or consultant to gain a deeper overview of the wide range of solutions and how each one fits in with what you’re trying to accomplish. In addition to assisting you with procurement, they can also handle ongoing care.

Comtel Communications is a full-service consulting agency as well as a CenturyLink Premier Alliance Member. As a compliment to its business communications solutions, Simplicity VoIP offers a host of additional cloud and security technologies including Verizon solutions. Our team can help you explore the security options available to protect your business based on key priorities.

About Comtel

Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.

Author: Amy Humphreys