Calix Revenue EDGE managed home network protection service—ProtectIQ—is honored with the 2022 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award from TMC for helping service providers be giants in their markets by protecting subscribers’ home networks from millions of web threats, intrusions, malware, and viruses this year
SAN JOSE, CA—October 27, 2022—Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company and publisher of Cloud Computing magazine, has named ProtectIQ® a 2022 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award winner. This is the second industry award ProtectIQ has won in 2022. The award recognizes companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market. ProtectIQ is a Calix Revenue EDGE™ managed service that enables broadband service providers (BSPs) to easily deliver home network security protection on top of their managed Wi-Fi offerings. Calix-partnered BSPs used ProtectIQ to stop millions of intrusions from entering subscribers’ networks this year, about one every four seconds. A recent Deloitte survey of American households confirms that, in 2022, subscribers continue to work from home (45 percent), learn from home (23 percent), attend virtual health appointments (49 percent), and more. In the same survey, more than half of respondents said they are worried about the security vulnerability of connected devices. ProtectIQ is designed to simplify home network protection for subscribers, delivered by their trusted regional BSP. Subscribers access ProtectIQ through the BSP’s mobile app, built on the Calix CommandIQ® app, which BSPs can customize with their brand. The app sends push notifications and reports on threats blocked directly to the palm of the subscriber’s hand. This reinforces the value BSPs provide daily and increases subscriber loyalty.
By embracing the full Revenue EDGE platform—including Calix Cloud®, CommandIQ, and managed services—BSPs are building long-lasting subscriber relationships. Multiple Calix customers across North America proactively secure their communities against digital threats while growing their business and trust in their brands. For example:
ProtectIQ is one of 11 Calix managed services that BSPs can easily deliver to subscribers on top of their managed Wi-Fi offerings. Earlier this month, Calix announced its eighth, ninth, 10th, and 11th managed services during Calix ConneXions 2022, its annual innovation and customer success conference.
“Calix-partnered BSPs have made it clear that their mission is to improve the lives of their members and subscribers, and reducing cybersecurity risks is a significant opportunity to live that mission,” said Michael Weening, president and chief executive officer at Calix. “By offering ProtectIQ to secure their home networks, BSPs can demonstrate that protecting subscribers is not an option—it is a responsibility. With almost two dozen connected devices in the average household, subscribers are vulnerable until they have ProtectIQ. The Calix BSP demonstrates value by reporting blocked threats through their branded CommandIQ mobile app. ProtectIQ is one of 11 managed services that BSPs can deploy to solidify brand loyalty and excite their members and subscribers well beyond Wi-Fi.”
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