As customers in India spend more time online for work from home, e-commerce and entertainment, they are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. India saw a 300 per cent spike in cyber-attacks during 2020 as per data compiled by CERT-In. Around 59 per cent of Indian adults have been a victim of cybercrime in the past 12 months, according to the sixth annual Norton Cyber Safety Insights report.
Online classes and E-Learning for kids, has brought the need for effective content filtering on the internet, to the forefront.
To solve these large emerging challenges for its customers, Airtel Xstream Fiber has launched a service – ‘Secure Internet’. Airtel Xstream Fiber enables real-time blocking of malware (including viruses), high-risk websites and apps, through its network security apparatus for all devices connected through the Wi-Fi.
Secure Internet offers multiple security modes for varying customer needs, from remote working to online classes. With its child safe and study modes, customers can block websites and applications with unwanted, adult/graphic content not suitable for children, thereby providing much-needed protection from online threats to a particularly vulnerable section of society.
All Airtel Xstream Fiber customers can subscribe to the service for Rs. 99/- per month. There is a complimentary trial period of 30 days followed by a monthly subscription fee. The service is easily activated/deactivate through the Airtel Thanks app.
Commenting on the development, Shashwat Sharma, chief marketing officer, Bharti Airtel said, “We, at Airtel, are obsessed with making digital experiences for our customers better and safer through innovation. Work and children’s studies have all gone online with the pandemic. Along with the speed and reliability of broadband, security is now a key requirement for customers. Secure Internet is an easy to activate and highly effective solution for making internet, safer for our customers.”