Cyberattacks are on the rise—and the effects can be devastating for homes and businesses. The United Nations identified a 600 percent increase in malicious emails in 2020. And because device-based security is particularly tricky, subscribers are increasingly depending on their Broadband Service Provider for protection. BSPs focused on improving the lives of their subscribers while raising the well-being of the community have the competitive advantage. By offering ProtectIQ™ to secure the home network, you can prove that, to your organizations, protecting your subscribers is not an option—it is a responsibility.
Consider the recent story of the Conti ransomware attack against Delta Electronics. The Conti operators claim to have encrypted 1,500 servers and 12,000 computers out of roughly 65,000 devices on Delta's network. The Conti ransomware gang then asked Delta to pay a $15 million ransom for a decryptor and to stop leaking files stolen from its network.
Home Network Security Is an Opportunity for You to Deepen Relationships With Your Subscribers
Stories like the Conti cyberattack and the current crisis in Ukraine make headlines. Now, more than ever, your subscribers are increasingly concerned about protecting their homes and businesses from cyber intrusions.
Here’s the good news. Conti could not succeed in a network guarded by ProtectIQ—part of the home security services available in Revenue EDGE Suites, making it an opportunity for broadband service providers like you to:
- Address your subscriber security challenges by being the single point of contact
- Build trust and demonstrate how much you genuinely care about keeping your subscribers safe from cyberthreats
- Deepen your engagement with subscribers with a stickier premium service
- Differentiate from competitors by offering peace of mind services
- Grow ARPU and show you have the best offerings to protect subscriber families
ProtectIQ Keeps Your Subscribers Safe from Even the Most Sophisticated Cyber-Criminals
ProtectIQ is a network-level security application that works quietly in the background and proactively keeps malicious websites, viruses, and intrusions away from your home 24x7. ProtectIQ leverages a large cloud database of known virus and ransomware threats, including Conti. By looking for the specific signatures of these threats in real time, ProtectIQ can prevent the transfer of data—before a malicious payload is delivered to any vulnerable devices in the network. As new threats emerge daily, the threat database is updated continuously to offer protection against the latest threats.
With ProtectIQ in their home networks, subscribers keep their data and assets shielded from hostile activity over the internet. By offering ProtectIQ security, the BSP protects the entire home or business network and gives subscribers an added layer of protection for connected devices.
To learn more about protecting your subscribers from cyberthreats, please download our white paper, “Addressing Subscriber Security Challenges with Comprehensive Gateway Security Controls.”