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.Read More
Tag: connected home
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
5G is revolutionizing connectivity in the home and on the move. But broadband service providers must consider the security implications. Irdeto recently joined a Telecoms World Asia webinar on Cybersecurity Threats in the 5G era. A key takeaway was the potential for security to be a big competitive differentiator.Read More
What’s in a name? For ISPs there could be a whole load of business tied up in a simple change from “smart” to “connected”. Marketing “smart home” solutions could be excluding a huge chunk of the broadband subscriber base that doesn’t realize quite how smart their home has become.Read More
As Coronavirus enforces unprecedented home working, hackers are also hard at work exploiting our fears. Insecure home networks are making this a giant cybersecurity challenge for employers. In the future, could homeworkers be forced to choose broadband from an ISP that has been security-approved by their company?Read More
In recent posts, I’ve examined key questions ISPs should ask when procuring smart home management including security, accuracy, flexibility and futureproofing. But now let’s focus on features to delight subscribers, build loyalty, reduce churn and boost ARPU.Read More
A wise computer scientist once said, “The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.” But which standards matter in smart homes? From OpenWRT and RDK to EasyMesh and CHIPS, it’s an essential question to ask during procurement of smart home management systems.Read More
In the third of a five-part blog series helping network service providers to avoid costly procurement mistakes, we consider the relative benefits of software and hardware-based solutions for smart home management. Can you keep costs down without creating integration nightmares or vendor lock-in?Read More