Actiontec Extends Optim ® Platform with F-Secure SENSE
to Protect Users and Devices
Actiontec partners with cyber security experts F-Secure; Optim now provides a single platform
for managing, optimizing and protecting home networks
Santa Clara, CA – October 22, 2018 – Actiontec Electronics is launching a new security service as part of its Optim Platform. Powered by cyber security experts F-Secure, Actiontec’s Optim Managed WiFi Service now provides enhanced connected home protection and parental controls to safeguard homes and families from harmful web pages, hacking, spyware, phishing, unprotected IoT devices and other cyber security threats. Actiontec is now demonstrating the capability to broadband service providers in North America.
“For three decades, F-Secure has been a leading authority in cyber security and we’re very pleased to be able to incorporate their advanced security technology and give service providers a single platform to manage the health, performance and security of their subscriber networks,” said Brian Henrichs, Chief Business Development Officer at Actiontec.
Actiontec’s Optim platform currently provides a suite of managed WiFi services, including basic parental controls, a comprehensive suite of tools to manage and troubleshoot the WiFi network and big data analytics for proactive identification of network-wide issues. Also available to service providers and their subscribers is security for their home network and devices, including reputation-based threat prevention.
This new security component will actively safeguard the network by protecting users and devices from malicious web pages, monitor outbound traffic and immediately block traffic to URLs with a bad reputation. For example, this service will block devices from accessing websites that can infect devices with a Trojan or virus, as well as fake websites that try to steal financial information. This functionality also enables advanced parental control by blocking access (per device or user) to unwanted content like porn, drugs or violence.
“On-line security, privacy and child safety are integral parts of consumers’ Internet experience. F-Secure SENSE has been developed to address these needs in a smooth and easy way. Actiontec has developed Optim to take the in-home Internet and WiFi quality and experience to a whole new level. The combination of the two results in a great, safe Internet experience for adults and children alike. We’re excited about joining forces with Actiontec to bring this unique value proposition and service to market,” stated Timo Laaksonen, Head of Operator Business at F-Secure Americas.
Optim’s cloud-based architecture streamlines roll-out. The new security features are tightly integrated in the platform and Optim agent that resides in the gateway. Service providers can activate security services on any Optim-enabled gateway without having to upgrade the firmware or swap out hardware. Further, Optim’s agent is hardware agnostic and is currently running on a variety of WiFi routers and gateways.
Optim Security is available now and is a part of Actiontec’s Optim Managed WiFi Solution, a cloud-based platform that gives broadband operators the tools they need to manage subscribers’ home wireless networks and all the wireless client devices on it.
For more information on Optim, please visit https://www.actiontec.com/optim
F-Secure SENSE is a modular and configurable solution that allows broadband operators to choose how they want to offer the best security and privacy protection for the connected home. Through the integration with Optim, this combined solution provides:
─ APIs to make integration with your existing gateway management app or interface easy, enabling security policies and parental controls rules across all networks and devices
─ Comprehensive support for data analytic capabilities while respecting consumer privacy
For more information on F-Secure SENSE please visit: https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/partners_global/connected-home-security
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.
Nobody knows cyber security like F-Secure. For three decades, F-Secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, F-Secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber-attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. F-Secure’s sophisticated technology combines the power of machine learning with the human expertise of its world-renowned security labs for a singular approach called Live Security. F-Secure’s security experts have participated in more European cyber-crime scene investigations than any other company in the market, and its products are sold all over the world by over 200 broadband and mobile operators and thousands of resellers.
Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.