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The company formerly known as CenturyLink has given its SASE portfolio a boost with new features, including Security Service Edge and cloud-hosted gateways, and has aextended the reach of its SASE Solutions portfolio globally.
“The attach is there. People aren’t coming to us and saying: ‘I want to buy security from Lumen, but they are already embedded in … [Lumen] has done a good job of wrapping services around traditionally network-driven branding, said one Lumen partner who has seen an 80 percent uptick in its Lumen strategic networking services portfolio this year alone.
The tech giant’s Secure, Agile Networks segment, which includes the core switching and routing businesses, posted impressive revenues that climbed 33 percent during its final fiscal quarter of 2023. Cisco expects to double-down on AI, cloud, and security in FY 2024.
‘Our peers aren’t necessarily making the same leaps that we’re making. They’re sort of waiting for something to happen … but our engineers that are jazzed about this because they’ve been designing Wi-Fi networks that never see the light of day,’ Velaspan Partner Dave Bond tells CRN of the firm’s new managed private cellular service.
In its ninth announced acquisition of 2023, the tech giant revealed plans to buy Working Group Two to “turbo charge” the recently announced Cisco Mobility Services platform.
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