Lumen Technologies introduced two Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offerings:
- Lumen Ethernet On-Demand and
- Lumen IP-VPN (Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network) On-Demand.
These services are designed to provide private cloud connections, ensuring data protection and enhanced security, vital for businesses handling substantial amounts of sensitive data.
The new private Ethernet and IP-VPN Network-as-a-Service connections bring several advantages to Lumen’s customers. These include enhanced security through encrypted data on private connections, compliance with strict data protection regulations, cost efficiency by accessing cloud resources on demand without the need for expensive hardware, scalability in bandwidth management, and reliable connections across multiple business locations. Furthermore, Lumen is set to bolster its secure on-demand experience by introducing DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) protection to its Lumen Internet On-Demand solution. This upcoming feature will be powered by threat intelligence from Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs.
“Many businesses face a dilemma between security and innovation. They need to protect their data with robust and flexible network solutions, but they also want to leverage the cloud and AI for productivity and growth,” said Miriana Martinova, Lumen SVP of Product Management. “Lumen NaaS Private Connections resolves this challenge by offering both performance and enhanced security over their network connections. Financial and healthcare companies can protect their data from breaches, cyberattacks, or unauthorized access across any cloud environment, with confidence in Lumen’s secure, resilient, and global network.”