F-Secure, Windstream and Actiontec’s connected home winning streak continues

Partnership that delivered the breakthrough combination of home gateway and on-the-go security brings home another award.

Helsinki, Finland – October 15, 2020: The Broadband World Forum has awarded Kinetic Secure, an innovative security solution produced by a partnership between Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, cyber security provider F-Secure, and Actiontec Electronics, with the Best Operator Service For Consumer or Business award.


“We’re delighted to receive this award from the Broadband World Forum,” said Kristian Järnefelt, Executive Vice President, Consumer Security at F-Secure. “The success of Kinetic Secure shows what we can accomplish by working together to deliver innovative solutions that solve people’s problems. Thanks to the work done by Windstream, F-Secure, and Actiontec, individuals and families can enjoy fast, reliable internet for their connected homes while protecting themselves from online threats."



Utilizing Actiontec’s Optim Managed Service Assurance Platform and F-Secure SENSE connected home cyber security solution, Windstream’s Kinetic Secure provides endpoint protection and gateway-level cyber security for devices while they’re at home or on the move. Additional functionality, including parental controls and mobile device management, is integrated into the managed Wi-Fi service through the MyWIN app.


Kinetic Secure’s winning streak began with the 2020 Marketing Partnership Best in Class Award from Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association* and continued with Best Consumer Deployment at the IoT World Awards.** It is also on the shortlist for Consumer IoT Initiative of the Year at the 2020 Global Telecoms Awards.***


“It’s very exciting and gratifying that industry experts have recognized Kinetic Secure as a leader in the space,” said Joe Johnson, vice president of Kinetic Product Development and Management. “But more importantly, our customers tell us that Kinetic Secure gives them peace of mind and control.”


“Actiontec is thrilled that the Broadband World Forum recognizes what this partnership achieved with Kinetic Secure,” said Michael Gondar, Director of Strategic Accounts for Actiontec. “The security features are integrated right into our wireless gateway firmware and can be automatically activated, making the whole process of securing the IoT for consumers painless.”


*Source: https://www.f-secure.com/en/press/p/f-secure-windstream-and-actiontec-win-broadband-marketing-award-for-connected-home-security-offering

 **Source: https://www.f-secure.com/en/press/p/f-secure--windstream-and-actiontec-win-best-consumer-deployment-

***Source: https://tmt.knect365.com/global-telecoms-awards/shortlist/


About Windstream

Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.


About Actiontec

Our groundbreaking Optim Managed Service Assurance Platform provides a flexible, scalable, and cloud-based platform that enables service providers to remotely manage, diagnose, optimize, and secure home networks. With Optim, families can enjoy fast, reliable and safe Internet throughout the connected home, while providers can increase revenue and improve customer loyalty. Our award-winning products -- including Gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high-speed VDSL gateways and home networking solutions -- are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.  For more information visit https://www.actiontec.com/optim/

About F-Secure

F-Secure makes every digital moment more secure, for everyone. We deliver brilliantly simple, frictionless security experiences that make life easier for the tens of millions of people we protect and our 170 service provider partners. For more than 30 years, we’ve led the cyber security industry, inspired by a pioneering spirit born out of a shared commitment to do better by working together.

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