McAfee joins with Verizon to deliver connected home network with Verizon’s Home Network Protection

McAfee announced its collaboration with Verizon to provide protection throughout the home network with Verizon’s Home Network Protection (HNP). The McAfee-powered solution provides Verizon Fios customers with a seamless and easy-to-use security solution that protects against malicious websites, provides parental controls and helps keep devices connected to the home network, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, protected.

According to research from McAfee, 80 percent of parents are worried about their child interacting with a social predator or cybercriminal online.

The popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices continues to grow at a significant pace with 10.5 billion connected devices expected in homes by 2020 according to research firm Gartner. With this explosion in connected devices, consumers must be aware of the potential threats.

The Verizon Home Network Protection (HNP) monitors and controls the entire home network via the MyFios app – from anywhere; identifies and approves any devices that connect to a user’s home network and blocks unauthorized users, temporarily stops internet access for devices, and stops bad websites from accessing devices before they are exposed to threats. It uses parental controls options also, so that users can set rules and time limits for specific websites and general internet use.

“Our homes are more connected than ever before. It’s imperative that consumers look beyond their PCs to keep their devices and information safe,” said Shailaja Shankar, general manager, mobile and ISP business units, McAfee. “We are delighted that Verizon shares our vision of making the home a secure space and chose us to help ensure its customers are protected from online threats.”

“We are committed to providing the security solutions that help our customers enjoy their digital lives to the fullest,” said Darren Kaufmann, executive director, Verizon. “Together with McAfee, we can help ensure the home network is secure, and that parents have the peace of mind knowing they have the simple tools they need to provide a safe online environment for their children.”

Verizon Home Network Protection (HNP) is currently available for Verizon Fios customers and is included in the price of the Verizon Quantum Gateway Router.


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