Industry Leader, Cyber ​​Defense Magazine, Awards Calix ProtectIQ Best in Anti-Phishing, Network Security and Management for Helping Broadband Providers Protect Subscribers Against Millions of Digital Threats

As cybersecurity concerns escalate globally and experts warn that the United States is at greater risk from cyberattacks than five years ago, ProtectIQ in Calix Revenue EDGE Suites enables even the smallest broadband service providers to deliver advanced home network cybersecurity to all subscribers, blocking millions of digital threats

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that ProtectIQ® the cybersecurity of home networks, a key offer Calix Revenue Suites EDGE (EDGE Suites)—a component of the Calix Revenue EDGE platform-won the Cyber ​​Defense Magazine InfoSec Global Award 2022 for “Best anti-phishing, network security and management”. The award, which recognizes the top 10% in the cybersecurity industry, recognizes ProtectIQ to enable broadband service providers (BSPs) of all sizes to prevent web threats, intrusions, malware and viruses from entering home networks. A recent Washington Post survey revealed that many cyber experts believe the United States is more vulnerable to cyberattacks today than it was five years ago. The US President also recently notified consumers to take the initiative to protect themselves from cyberattacks. A registration number of BSPs in North America leveraging Revenue EDGE step up to deliver ProtectIQ to all subscribers as an essential part of their managed Wi-Fi offerings. As a result, they further differentiate themselves as market leaders and grow their businesses. So far in 2022, BSPs have deployed ProtectIQ 210% more subscribers and stopped millions of digital threats from entering their home networks.

Subscribers access ProtectIQ via the mobile application intended for BSP subscribers, OrderedIQ®, which BSPs can personalize with their brand. The application sends push notifications and reports of blocked threats directly to the palm of the subscriber’s hand. This reinforces the value that BSPs provide daily and increases subscriber loyalty. Several Calix clients across North America are proactively securing their communities against digital threats while growing their business and building trust in their brands. For instance:

  • ALLO offers ProtectIQ to all subscribers, increasing customer lifetime value by 53% in one year. ALLO Communications recently announced Offers ProtectIQ to all subscribers across Nebraska, Colorado and Arizona in response to heightened digital dangers around the world. ALLO stopped tens of thousands of digital threats from entering homes and businesses last month. Calix Customer Success Services and ALLO has created a playbook to increase the use of Protect by subscribersIQ. As a result, ALLO’s brand reputation continues to grow. Through stronger subscriber relationships, ALLO saw a 53% increase in average subscriber tenure and customer lifetime value in less than a year.

  • MEC blocks more than 16,000 digital threats monthly and increases revenue by 13% in seven months. Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) is a 85 year old company founded as a cooperative to bring electricity to completely unserved communities. MEC is advancing that mission today by partnering with Calix to provide much-needed broadband connectivity to its subscribers in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. As a result, MEC has increased revenue by 13% over the past seven months and now blocks over 16,000 monthly digital threats with ProtectIQ. Additionally, MEC is preparing to deploy Arlo secure connected cameras to secure subscribers’ homes for additional peace of mind.

  • Norvado increases its margins by 400% in 12 months. Two years ago, Wisconsin-based Norvado launched Revenue EDGE-based Apex Managed Wi-Fi. Use data and behavioral information provided by Calix Marketing Cloudthe marketing team created targeted managed Wi-Fi service bundles to deliver ProtectIQ at meet the different needs of subscribers. As a result, Norvado achieved an incredible 99% adoption rate of its Apex managed Wi-Fi service among new subscribers, increasing its margins by 400% in just 12 months.

  • Four States Fiber blocks 196% more threats per user than three months ago. Four States Fiber, based in Arkansas, is focused on constantly improving the experience of its subscribers. They have recently introduced innovative and differentiated security services using turnkey offerings like ProtectIQ. Part of this experience is keeping the subscriber’s network secure while online. With GigaSpire® BLAST systems—integrated into EDGE suites—included in subscribers’ homes, Four States Fiber prevents thousands of digital threats from entering their subscribers’ networks each month.

“When we launched our fiber-to-the-home project, customer experience was our top priority,” said Marty Allen, general manager of Four States Fiber. “Part of that experience is keeping the subscriber’s network safe while online, so we’ve partnered with Calix to ensure protectionIQ has been included for every home we have installed with a GigaSpire BLAST. So far this year, ProtectIQ blocked thousands of web threats, malware, intruders and viruses from our subscribers’ home networks. With our SmartNet Wi-Fi app, based on CommandIQsubscribers receive notifications and have access to reports on digital threats blocked by ProtectIQfurther enhancing the value of our services.”

Other EDGE Suite services include Experience advanced parental controlsIQwhich saw a 178% increase in subscriber usage year-to-date, and connected home camera security systems (Arlo secure). This summer, Calix is ​​launching two new services: social media monitoring (Bark) and the protection of connected devices (Servify treatment).

“By offering ProtectIQ to secure home networks, BSPs can demonstrate that protecting subscribers is not an option, it’s a responsibility,” said Matt Collins, executive vice president of business operations and chief marketing officer at Calix.IQ provides an essential service that gives subscribers important information and gives them more control over the security of their home network. Government leaders and cyber experts continue to sound the alarm and encourage people to protect themselves against a long list of digital threats. For many, it is difficult to know exactly how to solve these complex problems. The number of connected devices in the home continues to grow, and many subscribers don’t understand how to secure their entire network. Local service providers are perfectly positioned to step in and address this need in their communities with ProtectIQ. By adopting the power of the Revenue EDGE platform, together with the GigaSpire BLAST system and EDGE suites, BSPs can easily and seamlessly introduce new critical services like network security, and go to market with a expanded value. More importantly, they can demonstrate to their subscribers that they genuinely care about their well-being.”

Learn more about how BSPs work protect its subscribers against increasing digital threats with ProtectIQ in EDGE Suites revenue.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) — Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers use real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that inspire their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is Calix’s mission: to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite and grow.

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