Category: Trusted Home

Who goes there? Why router authentication may be an ISP’s weakest link

Many ISPs underestimate the level of risk to their own backend infrastructure from poorly secured household routers. The growing use of intelligent CPE to deliver data-centric, value-added services to the home in concert with cloud-based servers means that routers are now more tightly coupled to the service provider’s core network than ever before. This blog outlines the dangers to ISP revenue, reputation and quality of service if CPE authentication processes are inadequate. We’ll also look at how ISPs can add a trusted and unclonable identity into each device to safeguard the integrity of their own network and services.

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Remote working drives ransomware epidemic: How ISPs can protect their business customers

As COVID-19 restrictions forced millions to work from home, many employers made hasty provision for remote working. Cybercriminals responded with an epidemic of ransomware attacks that paralyzed all kinds of businesses. With many companies now choosing for hybrid work-from-office/work-from-home policies, Irdeto’s Ronald Peters looks at how ISPs have an opportunity to help their business subscribers implement successful, secure home worker programs.

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Bandwidth Battles – Helping households get a handle on their broadband usage

In most parts of the world, we appear to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel where it comes to COVID. With it, panic buying has disappeared but one thing that may stay in short supply is broadband bandwidth in the homes. Irdeto’s Trusted Home solution has some new features that are helping Internet Service Providers keep the peace in subscriber households beset by bandwidth battles.

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Fast track to be a better broadband experience – A Trusted Home turnkey mesh Wi-Fi solution

Irdeto’s Trusted Home offers attractive advanced features to broadband subscribers and is vendor agnostic so it can be installed on any brand of router. But many service providers want to fast-track their roll-out of mesh Wi-Fi, so Irdeto has partnered with Motorola to offer a turnkey solution of Trusted Home pre-installed on high-performance mesh Wi-Fi routers.

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Reimagining the router: Friend or foe?

With the number of Wi-Fi enabled devices in each household rising, the ISP-provided WiFI modem (or Customer Premises Equipment, CPE) stops being the humble little box that enables broadband access for their subscribers. But if ISPs are to succeed with their connected home strategy, the CPE needs to be future-proof to be able to support a range of new and future services, and it has to address the growing threat of cybercriminals looking to breach both their subscribers’ home devices and their own infrastructure.
What mechanisms are available today? How can ISPs ensure securing the CPE is done correctly?

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Money talks: Calculating the benefits of connected home management

When talking about WiFi management or broadband security, should the first question service providers ask is “how much is it going to cost me?” Obviously a natural question for any business to ask when security is seen as a cost center. A better question, however, is “how much is it going to save me?” Until now, the financial case for Trusted Home has been made only with statistics about the average difference our customers see when they deploy Trusted Home. But now, we can quantify the benefits in currency terms, and we’re giving broadband service providers the chance to do it for themselves with our new Trusted Home benefits calculator.
The results are eye-opening.

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“Wow” your customers without breaking the bank

Delivering a great broadband experience is at the heart of every ISP.  And delivering this great experience is even more critical when a customer contacts the customer care desk. The customer expects the care rep to understand and solve his problem during the first contact. And the care rep needs to keep truck rolls (engineer visit to the customer’s home) only when absolutely necessary to keep costs down. It’s little wonder that the prospect of customer care efficiencies and effectiveness is a key driver for operator uptake of our Trusted Home Wi-Fi management and security solution.

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Back to school…maybe.

With the uncertainty surrounding of children going back to school or continuing in-home learning, it is timely to talk about managing kids time on screens. Although no two families’ approach on this topic is the same, there’s strong evidence that many want help in applying screen time limits. In this blog, I share my thoughts on how ISPs can help parents when every family has a different approach to digital parenting.

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Cybersecurity: Consumers have spoken

With Coronavirus forcing unprecedented use of home broadband, Irdeto launched an international survey to discover the impact on consumer attitudes to cybersecurity. The results revealed some surprises for ISPs. But what should they do now to respond to consumer needs?

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