As cyber-threats surge, Airtel Xstream Fiber launches ‘Secure Internet’ for its Customers

Kolkata, Jul 8 (Agency) 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 300 pc 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 highly relevant online service – ‘Secure Internet’.

It blocks malware (including viruses), high-risk websites and apps in real-time; by leveraging Airtel’s network security apparatus for all devices connected to the Airtel Xstream Fiber, 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.