Telefónica partners with McAfee to protect customer devices embedding its technology in the home Internet routers
Madrid- February 21, 2018.- Telefónica y McAfee today announced an agreement to reinforce the online security for Telefónica’s broadband and mobile customers across its markets in Europe and Latin America. The solution will be progressively deployed starting June 2018.
This partnership marks the first time a telecommunications company will deliver security protection for all its customers regardless of where they connect from, which is key to complete the “Security by Default” strategy initiated by Telefónica two years ago, where the company goal is to help ensure the protection and privacy of the customers whenever they are connected to the internet.
Telefónica will embed McAfee Secure Home Platform in the broadband routers for powerful, seamless, and hassle-free security for all devices connected to the network, including the soon to be omnipresent IoT devices (such as home automation systems, gaming platforms, wearables, Smart TVs and home appliances). To provide a unified security experience, the McAfee endpoint solution will continue protecting Telefónica customers whenever they are on the go out of the home protection.
The addition of McAfee to the Security Solution developed by Telefónica together with other third parties will complete the vision of the “Security by Default” strategy by offering security to all devices against threats like viruses, malware, phishing and the emerging IoT threats.
“At Telefónica we are very committed to increase levels of protection and privacy of our customers from the very first moment they connect to our networks and services. This agreement will allow us to do it transparently for our customer while giving them current and contextual information about what is their security status for all their devices and family members”, said Pedro Pablo Pérez, Global Security VP of Telefónica and CEO of ElevenPaths, Telefónica Cybersecurity Unit..
“We live in a time where consumers demand ubiquitous connectivity, whether they’re in their homes or out and about. With this unprecedented connectivity comes increased risk,” said John Giamatteo, executive vice president, Consumer Business Group at McAfee. “Telefónica shares our vision of protecting consumers from cyberattacks, wherever they choose to connect from. Telefónica is setting the bar for telecommunication companies to help deliver peace of mind for its customers; protecting them in a holistic way must be the priority.”