New Smart Home Security Product, Avast Omni, Awarded “Best of Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy” by Top Consumer Technology Organization
Avast, a global leader in digital security products, announced that its new IoT security product, Avast Omni, has been named a Best of Innovation Honoree in the CES 2020 Innovation Awards. The product won the “Best of Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy” category for outstanding engineering and design, underscoring the company’s mission to protect users everywhere they connect to the internet.
Avast Omni features an easy-to-use app along with hardware that simply plugs into an existing router to secure all Internet of Things devices in the home. Based on Avast’s extensive threat intelligence network, Omni sends alerts if unusual behavior is detected on your IoT devices on the home WiFi and blocks access to potential threats. It also features robust parental controls to help parents manage their child’s digital habits, such as blocking inappropriate websites, screen time limits, and location services that tell you where your child is at all times.
“At CES in January 2020, we’re going to see an onslaught of new internet connected consumer electronics that promise to make our lives more convenient, but there still remains a lack of safeguards in place assuring the privacy and security of IoT in the home,” said Gagan Singh, Chief Product Officer at Avast. “We fundamentally reject the notion that it’s the consumer’s responsibility to make sense of it all, so we have built a simple plug-and-play solution to remove the guesswork and put control back into their hands. I’m proud of the engineers, developers, and cyber threat experts behind Avast Omni who very much deserve this prestigious honor from the Consumer Technology Association.”
The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition recognizing outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Honorees are selected by a group of judges consisting of consumer technology designers, engineers, and members of the media.