Nicole Hayward

Minim joins prplMesh initiative to drive interoperability in the connected home

One of the key principles here at Minim is that in every connected home, stuff should just work. As WiFi has become an important utility,  people need a strong and secure signal throughout their abode. What they don't need is the worry about whether the components of their network are interoperable. That's why today, we're officially announcing that we've joined the prplMesh working group. Part ...

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Liz Hitchcock

Why Minim, continued

Genesis stories are always subjective. While you may be well versed in the one about how Minim was founded in response to the Mirai botnet attack from October 21, 2016, there's a bit more to the story— this time, from a parenting point of view. 

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Nicole Hayward

Data usage by Xbox One and more consumer IoT [Analysis]

Do you ever ponder what your connected devices are up to?  With an average of 10 devices per broadband home, you might question:  When is Alexa listening in? How much data does my Xbox One consume? How would I know if a home device is hacked?  You're in luck. The Minim platform has a growing database of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) insights. Through AI-driven analysis, Minim knows when a ...

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Sam Stelfox

IoT vulnerabilities in the wild: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It shouldn't be news to anyone now that there are a lot of poorly secured IoT devices out there. Every week, there is a new article about devices being hacked, a new malware strain, and an endless stream of security updates for devices where end users are never notified.

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Nehemiah Blackburn

Introducing Minim's parental controls for content filtering

To further enable ISPs to deliver a simple and secure connected experience to their subscribers, we recently introduced Parental Controls for Content Filtering. As an addition to Minim's existing parental controls suite, this new feature gives users control over what internet traffic can make its way onto children's devices.

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Samantha Albano

Digital parenting: 5 ways to use parental controls in the smart home

It's understandable that parents are concerned about safe and healthy online practices. Children as young as 6 years old "own" a smartphone, and more than half of children ages 3-18 use the internet at home.  With so many connected devices and streaming services, families face a massive challenge in monitoring screen time and content viewing.  And so, in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness ...

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Nicole Hayward

Minim to exhibit and speak at WISPAPALOOZA 2019

It's that time of year again! Next week, Minim is headed to Las Vegas, NV to join WISPAPALOOZA 2019, the 9th annual show hosted by the Wireless Internet Service Provider's Association (WISPA). As a vendor member of WISPA, we're eager to be back with the WISPA community to share our managed WiFi and IoT security solution with the fixed wireless industry. A lot has changed since we exhibited last ...

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Nehemiah Blackburn

Minim feature spotlight: Guest WiFi network assistance

In this Minim feature spotlight edition, I'll review Guest WiFi Network Assistance. This tool empowers service providers to help callers create and manage a guest WiFi network. For the subscriber, a guest WiFi network can tame devices amassing in the home by safeguarding the main WiFi network from visitor over-utilization and security threats.

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Nicole Hayward

PTCL partners with Irdeto to deliver Trusted Home at IBC2019

Just 3 days ago at the start of IBC2019, we joined Irdeto  in booth 1.D51 to launch Trusted Home, by Irdeto and Minim, the solution that enables service providers to deliver smart home security and control to their customers. Today, we are thrilled to share the news that Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has partnered with Irdeto to provide Trusted Home to their customers.

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Consumerization of network security, pt. 1

Last month at the CableLabs Summer Conference, I had the opportunity to present with CableLabs Distinguished Technologist Steve Goeringer on the security considerations faced by network operators in today's connected world. While we covered numerous topics, I want to continue where our discussion left off on the consumerization of network security.

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