Telefónica is working with McAfee to bring cyber security protection to its customers.

The partnership sees the Spain-based operator embedding the McAfee Secure Home Platform into its broadband routers, which aims to provide security to all devices connected to the network.

Telefónica will also provide the McAfee endpoint solution directly on customer mobile devices, protecting them when they are away from the router.

The solutions will be deployed across all of Telefónica's markets in Europe and Latin America from June 2018.

Pedro Pablo Pérez, Global Security VP of Telefónica, said: “At Telefónica we are very committed to increase levels of protection and privacy of our customers from the very first moment they connect to our networks and services.

“This agreement will allow us to do it transparently for our customer while giving them current and contextual information about what is their security status for all their devices and family members.”

John Giamatteo, Executive Vice President, Consumer Business Group at McAfee, said: “We live in a time where consumers demand ubiquitous connectivity, whether they’re in their homes or out and about.

"With this unprecedented connectivity comes increased risk.

"Telefónica is setting the bar for telecommunication companies to help deliver peace of mind for its customers; protecting them in a holistic way must be the priority.”

Telefónica founded its own cyber security unit ElevenPaths in 2013 with the aim of disrupting the space.

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