The importance of smart home security
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According to respondents in an industry poll, security is the second-greatest issue in smart homes today. Plume identified and neutralized 4.5 million individual threats from April through June 2019 alone. A massive 75% of households had threats blocked, with malware and spyware topping the charts. The largest device categories targeted were computers and mobile phones. However, IoT devices, including streaming boxes, Wi-Fi speakers, and TVs were attacked almost 1 million times.
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Other Plume news:
Armstrong is the latest ISP to launch Plume’s smart home services bundle as part of its broadband internet service Zoom. Plume enables Armstrong to add intelligent, cloud-delivered services to provide customers with unparalleled home Wi-Fi performance, personalization, and security. Zoom is available in six states across the Eastern United States, including Pennsylvania where Armstrong is headquartered.
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Combatting throughput loss in MDUs
“The whole,” as we’ve all heard, “is greater than the sum of its parts.” But why? In his last blog post, Plume’s CTO Bill McFarland investigated why an adaptive, cloud-based approach is critical to delivering the best in-home Wi-Fi experience. This month, McFarland expands our thinking to illustrate why individual access points in a multi-dwelling scenario must be considered and optimized collectively.
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Plume joined experts from Light Reading, Melita, and Armstrong on a webinar that pinpointed key challenges ISPs face in smart home deployments. From Wi-Fi to security, support tools to mesh, the panel reviewed the latest strategies and technologies that ISPs are adopting to deliver the quality of experience demanded in increasingly complex home environments.
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In the press
Forbes reported that “Plume is different. Because what they’re offering, a faster wireless network with full Internet-of-Things protection for all of your devices, plus ad blocking, plus adaptive traffic monitoring, plus one-time-use guest wireless networks, plus content monitoring for the kids, plus an intuitive app should cost a lot.” Yet it doesn’t.
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