10 March 2022

Antivirus, VPN access, and parental control in one single app for peace of mind online

Singapore, 10 March 2022 – Cyber attacks are at an all-time high, and customers are seeking simple and affordable cybersecurity services to keep themselves safe. Responding to this demand, StarHub today launched CyberProtect, an all-in-one online protection service which integrates antivirus, virtual private network (VPN) access, and advanced parental controls in a single app. Delivering on its DARE+ strategy of enhancing customers' digital lives with enriching services, StarHub is building a bubble of safety for customers to be entertained and productive online.

Powered by award-winning global cybersecurity company F-Secure, CyberProtect can be installed on multiple devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and PCs belonging to individuals and families to protect them against viruses, ransomware, and other harmful apps that steal users’ personal data. At launch, StarHub Mobile postpaid customers can subscribe to CyberProtect 3 at $4.99 monthly (U.P. $9.99) for the protection of three devices, or CyberProtect 6 at $7.99 monthly (U.P. $19.99) for six devices. New and recontracting customers who require CyberProtect 3 and Caller Number Display can take up a new bundle called Protect+, at $7.99 (U.P. $15.34) monthly. From today, StarHub Mobile postpaid customers can sign up for CyberProtect on My StarHub app.

“The greatest challenge for customers in cybersecurity is no longer failing to recognise that they are vulnerable targets, but not knowing what to do about it. Every time a new form of online threat surfaces, a fresh burden weighs on the minds of customers, and their online experience becomes riddled with worries,” said Johan Buse, Chief, Consumer Business Group, StarHub. “With CyberProtect, our goal is to simplify cybersecurity for customers, giving them peace of mind when they go online. We are eliminating the need for multiple apps to defend customers against different types of online threats, and providing a comprehensive service that will deliver both security and privacy. While there is no silver bullet in cybersecurity, this is a solution that works in tandem with sensible practices, to deliver an effective layer of protection that keeps customers safe.”

Traditional antiviruses rely on reactive scans often initiated by users when their devices are already infected with malware, while CyberProtect goes a step further to detect and remove malware automatically. This cutting-edge behaviour-based protection technology of CyberProtect accelerates responses to new threats on customers’ devices, quickly eliminating dangerous programs behind the scenes.   

On top of protecting devices from harm, CyberProtect also provides access to VPN. With just a tap, customers can turn on VPN in the app, and immediately encrypt their connection to surf, stream, and network online in total privacy. This is especially important for customers when connecting to public WiFi, as VPN prevents snooping from hackers and trackers. In addition, CyberProtect comes with advanced parental controls, allowing subscribers to establish boundaries for device use, setting screen-time limits and content filters to help their children or even their elderly parents explore the internet safely and securely.

As part of the Governance pillar under StarHub’s ESG Sustainability strategy, StarHub offers a full suite of cybersecurity services to help large enterprises, small businesses, government clients, and consumers safeguard against cyber risks.

For more information about CyberProtect, please visit www.starhub.com/cyberprotect.