CenturyLink Gets Certifications for Cisco Meraki-Based Services

CenturyLink offers two solutions based on Cisco Meraki technology.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 29, 2018

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CenturyLink has secured certifications for all cloud and managed DNA services based on Cisco’s Meraki platform, including CenturyLink’s cloud-managed SD-WAN, security and network access.

CenturyLink’s services were tested and validated for the ability to “deliver the highest levels of performance against certification criteria,” according to the company. It is a Cisco alliance partner.


CenturyLink’s Thuy Ha

“These new certifications demonstrate CenturyLink’s commitment and expertise around Cisco designs and architectures,” said Thuy Ha, CenturyLink’s vice president of voice and real-time communications. “We will continue to leverage our deep expertise in networking, communications and managed services to deliver Meraki solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers.”

CenturyLink’s Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki allows enterprise customers to deploy and monitor Wi-Fi networks, wireless, phone, video surveillance and security services through a single administrative dashboard, aimed at delivering an improved customer experience.

“IT has never been more important for businesses, and with these certifications, CenturyLink customers can be confident that their Meraki-powered services have been validated and are ready to handle the IT and business challenges of today and tomorrow,” said Ben Fallon, Cisco Meraki’s senior director of global channels. “Cisco Meraki values its relationships with top-tier service providers, and we look forward to continued success with CenturyLink.”

CenturyLink’s seven Cisco-powered designations cover metro Ethernet, managed security (firewall), cloud managed SD-WAN, cloud managed security, cloud managed access, Cisco Flex SP and UCaaS based on the Cisco-hosted collaboration offering.

CenturyLink offers two solutions based on Cisco Meraki technology: CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki and CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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