CenturyLink Launches Government Sales Agreement with Blue Ridge Networks

   CenturyLink Launches Government Sales Agreement with Blue Ridge Networks

Company authorized to sell Blue Ridge Networks cybersecurity solutions

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL)
recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell Blue Ridge Networks, Inc.
trusted access cybersecurity solutions to its federal, state and local
government clients.

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CenturyLink will sell Blue Ridge services to government customers via several
contract vehicles. Blue Ridge solutions are also integrated within the
infrastructure of Savvis, a CenturyLink company that is a global leader in
cloud computing and managed hosting solutions for enterprises.

Blue Ridge has been delivering high assurance network security solutions to
government and industry customers for more than 15 years. Its proven network
security solutions meet the growing needs of today's connected workforce for
interoperability, secure remote access and advanced zero-day malware
protection.

"This sales agreement allows CenturyLink to offer an even wider array of
cybersecurity solutions—including Blue Ridge's customizable, fully managed
network security systems—to our government clients," said Diana Gowen,
CenturyLink Public Sector senior vice president and general manager. "Through
our relationship with Blue Ridge, CenturyLink can now offer government
agencies our comprehensive portfolio of secure data, cloud, network and
integrated managed solutions coupled with more all-encompassing protection
against cyber attacks."

"We are excited about establishing this relationship with CenturyLink," said
John Higginbotham, CEO of Blue Ridge Networks."We believe the combination of
our best-in-class cybersecurity solutions with CenturyLink's award-winning
hosted and cloud-based services produces a compelling value proposition in the
marketplace. Our joint commitment to customer service ensures our mutual
clients have affordable access to highly secure cloud services."

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink^TM Prism^TM TV
and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

About Blue Ridge^® Networks
Headquartered in Chantilly, Va., Blue Ridge Networks isolation and containment
cybersecurity architecture has protected networks against persistent
vulnerabilities for more than 15 years, delivering trusted access in an
untrustable IT infrastructure world. Blue Ridge offers an unmatched suite of
resilient and enduring solutions that enable secure access to network
resources with protection and control of endpoints. The Company secures
customer cloud operations in more than 40 countries with endpoint deployments
in more than 100 countries for a wide array of critical enterprise network
needs, including trusted enclave interoperability, extranet access, warfighter
communications, supply-chain operations, telework, and many others. For more
information, visit www.blueridgenetworks.com.

SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.blueridgenetworks.com
Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Linda M. Johnson, CenturyLink, 202-429-3130,
linda.m.johnson@centurylink.com; or Lynne Vollmer, Blue Ridge Networks,
703-361-7698, lvollmer@blueridgenetworks.com