CenturyLink will continue to deliver cybersecurity services to U.S. federal civilian agencies under a one-year task order from the Department of Homeland Security‘s office of cybersecurity and communications.
The company said Monday the task order is part of a four-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cybersecurity services that CenturyLink won in March 2013.
DHS awarded the order under its EINSTEIN program, which aims to help agencies protect their information technology systems by detecting malicious cyber activity based on network traffic patterns.
CenturyLink will integrate additional managed security services into the existing EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated services setup.
EINSTEIN works to provide agencies email filtering and web Domain Name System spoofing protections, signature-based intrusion detection, prevention and mitigation services to participating federal agencies under DHS’ guidance and oversight.
CenturyLink officials that worked on the program include Wray Varley, area vice president for advanced programs at the firm’s government business, and John Cassidy, branch director for the business’ cybersecurity division.