Prague, Czech Republic, September 21, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has announced the launch of Avast Smart Life for 5G, its first smart home security solution for 5G, delivered as a virtualized network function (VNF). Avast Smart Life for 5G enables operators to protect their subscribers’ smart home and all connected devices at the virtual router level, based on Avast’s artificial intelligence (AI) driven threat detection technology. The solution scans traffic and immediately blocks security risks on every customer device, both inside the home and on-the-go.
Avast Smart Life for 5G builds on the company’s decades of experience in protecting consumers and businesses. Carriers can integrate Avast’s consumer security solution as a VNF, protecting their subscribers’ devices seamlessly at the virtual router level. Avast Smart Life for 5G uses Avast’s AI-based threat intelligence technology to identify connected devices, malicious URLs and unusual network traffic. It can then alert the subscriber to, and block, unusual or unwanted activity at a network level. Parental controls also offer families the ability to filter the content and apps their children can access, including social media and videos.
“With family security, privacy, and online safety presenting significant concerns for consumers, delivering advanced security in the network is an opportunity for carriers,” said Nick Viney, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Partner, Business Unit at Avast. “The ability to offer converged protection across all customer devices from malware, network attacks, and fine-grained parental controls over access and content, will be a valuable and differentiating service.”
Avast’s team has extensive experience in integrating consumer security solutions with carrier systems. Partners such as WINDTRE already offer Avast security solutions to their subscribers.
Network operators can request a demo of Avast Smart Life for 5G, via Avast’s Partner team, here: https://www.avast.com/partners. Attendees at the Big 5G virtual event on 22nd-24th September, will also be able to learn more about Avast’s range of carrier offerings at Avast’s virtual booth: https://press.avast.com/events/big-5g-2020