Philadelphia- based Comcast, earlier this month, launched a new Artificial Intelligence-powered connected home device security service, named Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, to thwart threats. The company’s advanced security service leverages AI and Machine Learning to keep watch on and assess Wi-Fi traffic in the home. Through the Xfinity Advanced Gateway, the security automatically expands to any device as soon as it connects to the home network without the requirement of further setting.
The Xfinity xFi Advanced Security blocks the threat in real time if suspicious activity detected and informs users about the activity, as well as further steps to take if needed in order to secure their device. Comcast’s new service was developed with new connected devices in mind that might not have screens, like light bulbs or garage door openers. President of Digital Home, Devices and AI, Comcast Cable, Fraser Stirling stated that Its blocking and notification feature alerts users when embedded links on websites may be malware or phishing and notify about why that’s an issue happened and blocked.
The software and firmware provider for network operators, Cujo Al built an advanced AI platform that supports power Comcast’s xFi Advanced Security. Utilizing the xFi dashboard, available through the mobile app or website, users can view a report of what digital security actions were taken each day. The company said that the direct integration into xFi gateways offers a solution for defending all devices that are connected to the home network at once. Comcast’s xFi Advanced Security is available to 15 million customers and with costs USD6 per month.