OREANDA-NEWS.  United States Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado, visited Level 3 Communications, Inc.'s (NYSE: LVLT) data center facility in S?o Paulo, Brazil. The focus of his visit was to learn more about Colorado-based Level 3's cybersecurity services and innovations. The Governor toured Level 3's data center, Network Operations Center and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) scrubbing center in Cotia, S?o Paulo. Governor Hickenlooper has expressed his intent to make Colorado a model for best practices in cybersecurity.

Level 3 Data Centers:
  • Level 3 owns 17 data centers in Latin America, located in 14 cities and key business centers, three of which are in Brazil (Curitiba, S?o Paulo and Rio de Janeiro).
  • In April, Level 3 activated a power substation at its data center in Cotia, fortifying business continuity capabilities for customers in the region.
  • Level 3 operates more than 350 data centers worldwide, offering high-density power, redundancy, security and scalability.

Level 3 Security:

  • In February 2016, Level 3 opened its first Latin America scrubbing center in S?o Paulo.
  • The S?o Paulo scrubbing center provides efficient attack mitigation, helping customers in the region recover from malicious activity with minimal downtime.
  • The S?o Paulo scrubbing center is Level 3's first scrubbing center in Latin America and ninth worldwide. Other locations include: Frankfurt, Germany; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; London, England; and Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. in the United States.
  • Every day, the Level 3 security team monitors approximately 1.3 billion security events.

Key Quotes:

John Hickenlooper, Governor, State of Colorado

"Seeing firsthand Level 3's data center gave me great insight into how they identify, research and detect malicious cyber activity. It also reinforced how the efforts we have underway in the state of Colorado will help protect global businesses of all sizes against increasing cyber threats."

Gabriel del Campo, Data Center Senior Vice President, Level 3 Latin America

"It was an honor to have Governor Hickenlooper visit Brazil and Level 3's data center. We believe the behind-the-scenes glimpse of our global operations not only demonstrated how our vast view of the cyber threat landscape and information security ecosystem helps us mitigate and deflect attacks, but also will be beneficial in Colorado's efforts to enhance its cybersecurity."

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities.