Actiontec joins prpl Foundation to help drive open-source security and interoperability for IoT

Joins industry consortium to foster innovation and interoperability in the digital home – enabling service providers to develop and deploy apps at a much faster rate

Santa Clara, CA – August 20, 2019 – Actiontec Electronics announced that it has joined the prpl Foundation, an open-source collaborative foundation that strives to enable the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the IoT and smart society of the future. By joining the foundation, Actiontec will help drive innovation across the digital home, accelerating the road map for service providers to develop and deploy apps and services.

“For more than a decade, we have been working closely with broadband service providers to develop solutions that lower operating costs and increase customer satisfaction and revenue opportunities in the connected home,” said Brian Henrichs, Chief Business Development Officer at Actiontec Electronics. “Our mission is to help our service provider customers innovate at a fast pace, and we believe that collaborating with the prpl Foundation will be instrumental in achieving this goal.”

For more than 25 years, Actiontec has been a leader in the connected home, with more than 77 million devices sold to date. Its ground-breaking Optim solution is a hardware-agnostic management platform that provides a suite of WiFi management, IoT and router security, speed verification tools and more.

Optim gives service providers the remote visibility needed to most efficiently manage WiFi networks in subscriber homes; big data analytics for proactive identification of network-wide issues; and end user self-service tools. Actiontec has recently partnered with leading cyber security experts, F-Secure, to add both router security and IoT security to Optim and its home networking products.

About Actiontec Electronics

Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products — including Gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high-speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions — are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority owned company, we’re committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.

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About prpl Foundation

prpl (pronounced “Purple”) is a community driven, non-profit organization with a focus on enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the IoT and smart society of the future. prpl represents leaders in the technology industry investing in innovation in efficiency, portability and compatibility for the good of a broad community of developers, businesses and consumers. For more information about the prpl Foundation, please visit:

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