Italian Telecom Operator WINDTRE the First to Launch Mobile Web and Privacy Protection with ‘WINDTRE Security Pro+’ with the potential to expand across Europe and beyond
Milan, Italy – 11 October, 2022 – CKH Innovations Opportunities Development (CKH IOD) a telecom unit of CK Hutchison Holdings, and Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, today announced a partnership to provide mobile security services to customers in participating countries across Europe and beyond. WINDTRE is the first CK Hutchison mobile operator to have launched this solution to offer web and privacy protection through a new App called WINDTRE Security Pro+.
WINDTRE Security Pro+ utilizes Bitdefender advanced mobile malware protection to enable customers to safely navigate the web and help maintain online privacy on their devices. Available as a monthly subscription, customers can quickly and easily install WINDTRE Security Pro+ on their Android and iOS smartphones to block malware, and be protected from online threats, among other security features provided by the service. The WINDTRE mobile security subscription-based service is the first of several potential releases of advanced security solutions available to customers in the coming months that leverage the CKH IOD group platform to manage customer subscriptions and partner integration.
“Consumers are using mobile devices more than ever to conduct banking, connect on social media, and purchase goods, which can put their information and privacy at risk, given the increasing number of mobile security threats,” said Ciprian Istrate, Senior Vice President, Operations, Bitdefender Consumer Solutions Group. “By leveraging Bitdefender’s award-winning mobile security, WINDTRE customers gain stronger protection and peace of mind to safely use their mobile devices. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with CKH IOD to make this service available across Europe and beyond.”
“In an «always-on» society, WINDTRE aims to continuously improve people’s online security, in line with the company's consolidated commitment to digital responsibility", said Stefano Fioravanzo, Head of B2C New Business, Security, Advertising & Partnership of WINDTRE. “Thanks to the technical partnership with Bitdefender, we can provide our customers a simple and intuitive security tool to protect them whilst online”.
Francesco Zampini, Director of Devices and Digital Products & Services at CKH IOD, stated, “We are glad to begin this collaboration with a leader in cybersecurity like Bitdefender. Their best-in-class threat prevention, detection and response solutions will be a core element of our security strategy, fostering customers trust, network performance, and data security.”
New and existing WINDTRE customers can subscribe to WINDTRE Security Pro+ for €0.99/month available now, with the first month free of charge. WINDTRE Security Pro+ provides safe web browsing, endpoint antivirus protection for Android, and Privacy protection to mobile customers. For more info, please visit https://www.windtre.it/tutte-le-app/windtre-security-pro/.
Bitdefender is a cybersecurity leader delivering best-in-class threat prevention, detection, and response solutions worldwide. Bitdefender provides cybersecurity solutions with leading security efficacy, performance and ease of use to small and medium businesses, mid-market enterprises and consumers. Guided by a vision to be the world’s most trusted cybersecurity solutions provider, Bitdefender is committed to defending organizations and individuals around the globe against cyberattacks to transform and improve their digital experience. Learn more at www.bitdefender.com.
About CKH Innovations Opportunities Development
CKH Innovations Opportunities Development is a telecom unit and international development hub of CK Hutchison, creating international and global technological innovations that are built on one of CK Hutchison's strongest assets, our mobile networks. We offer customised global mobile communications and data solutions that create new digital value and unprecedented opportunities for business. Our collaborative approach combined with our world-class network and experience means we are best placed to help our customers design, adapt, develop and scale solutions faster.
WINDTRE is the number one mobile operator in Italy and among the main alternative carriers in the fixed-line market. The company is part of the CK Hutchison Holdings Limited Group. WINDTRE's new mobile network provides excellent coverage with a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Moreover, the company is committed to the deployment of ultra-broadband connectivity services based on optical fiber and FWA throughout the Country. More information available at: www.windtregroup.it.
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