Avast’s Virtualised 5G Security Solution will Enable Operators to Protect Subscribers

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  • Avast Smart Life for 5G offers new in-home and on-the-go security services, protecting IoT devices, handsets and sensitive data
  • The company uses AI-based threat intelligence technology to identify connected devices, malicious URLs and unusual network traffic

Avast has announced the launch of Avast Smart Life for 5G, its first smart home security solution for 5G, delivered as a virtualised network function (VNF). The software claims to enable 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 all of a customer’s devices, both inside the home and on-the-go.

Advanced security from Cyber Attacks

Nick Viney, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Partner, Business Unit at Avast said, “With family security, privacy, and online safety presenting significant concerns for consumers, delivering advanced security in the network is an opportunity for carriers. The ability to offer a converged protection across all customer devices from malware, network attacks, and fine-grained parental controls over access and content, will be a valuable differentiating service.”

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.

Smart Life for 5G offerings

Home network protection allows user to discover which devices and people are connected to their home network. Smart Life will provide alerts if unusual behavior is detected on any device, and block attackers trying to access any device.

On-the-go security extends Avast antivirus protection seamlessly to mobile devices, whether PC, Mac, Android, or iOS based, to secure them outside the home.

Parental controls enables families to filter the content and apps that their children can access, including social media and videos. Offering the ability to pause internet access, or individual services such as online gaming or video streaming at any time. Geo-location services can help keep track of children with the option to set alerts for when they leave or arrive at certain places.

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