F-Secure, Windstream and Actiontec win Best Consumer Deployment at IoT World Awards

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Award recognizes Windstream Kinetic Secure’s innovative approach to helping individuals and families throughout the US secure their connected homes.

Helsinki, Finland – August 14, 2020:  The IoT World Awards has awarded Best Consumer Deployment to Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, cyber security provider F-Secure, and Actiontec Electronics.

The IoT World Awards celebrate the successes and outstanding contributions of the best of the best in IoT. Windstream, F-Secure and Actiontec were recognized for Kinetic Secure, the breakthrough solution offered by Windstream to consumers throughout United States to manage the security all of a family’s devices through one app, maintaining maximum connection speed and reliability without any hassle.

“We’re honored to receive the Best Consumer Deployment award,” said F-Secure Vice President of Solution Management for Consumer Security Antero Norkio. “Our surveys have consistently found that roughly 3 out of every 4 consumers worry about their IoT devices being hacked. By working together, F-Secure, Windstream, and Actiontec have created a single, user-friendly app that eases these concerns so people can enjoy new technology instead of worry about it.”

Utilizing Actiontec’s Optim Managed Service Assurance Platform and F-Secure SENSE connected home cyber security solution, Kinetic Secure provides endpoint protection and gateway-level cyber security for the entire home, and when on the move. Additional functionality, including parental controls and mobile device management, is integrated into the managed Wi-Fi service through the MyWIN app.

The deployment also gives service providers an edge over the competition by giving Windstream the ability to automatically protect users through Kinetic Secure by flipping one switch inside the broadband router provided to customers, avoiding a complex activation process that could leave consumers’ homes exposed to threats.

“This award is a recognition that the collaboration between F-Secure, Windstream and Actiontec has delivered a breakthrough IoT deployment that’s changing the game,” said Zach Butler, Portfolio Director, IoT World Virtual. “Kinetic Secure is exactly the kind of solution customers need to meet their growing IoT needs securely.”

The same joint offering received the 2020 Marketing Partnership Best in Class Award from Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association, recognizing the teamwork necessary to deliver a solution that brings together three leaders in their fields to provide breakthrough technology consumers need to secure all the devices in their homes.*

More information on F-Secure’s Connected Home Security solution for service providers is available here.*Source: https://bmma.us/best-in-class-winners/

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