Internet service provider (ISP) TalkTalk has launched the UK's first network-level broadband security service.
HomeSafe operates at a network level rather than on individual computers, which means it functions on all devices connected to a home broadband connection.
As a result, consumers can ensure that their PCs, laptops and tablets all receive the latest updates and security patches, helping to guard against online threats.
HomeSafe – which is available for free to TalkTalk broadband customers – has three different features: Virus Alerts, KidsSafe parental controls and Homework Time.
All settings can be changed, or turned on or off, by the account holder at any time, allowing them to tailor the broadband security product to their own specific needs.
Tristia Clarke, Commercial Director of TalkTalk, described HomeSafe as the answer to many IT and browser security concerns.
"Of course, it's not a silver bullet and it doesn't absolve parents from the responsibility of knowing what their children are up to online," she stated.
"But our research shows parents understand this. They don't want their ISP to control what content they can or can't access online – they just want their ISP to give them the power to implement settings that are right for their family."