You may have heard of Symantec before because of their Norton AntiVirus system, but from today you may know them for a little more than that.
That’s because Symantec revealed the release of a new mobile-enabled WiFi router at CES 2017 today, which features some machine learning tech along with Symantec’s own threat intelligence knowledge to defend your home network, allowing you to protect your home’s connected devices in a similar way to what you would do with a PC and antivirus software.
It will also be capable of encrypting your data, using secure DNS settings, with automatic security updates, and much more, which Symantec hopes will help you to keep your network safe, notifying you of suspicious activity and quarantining any compromised devices.
The Norton Core will also protect devices like the Nest Thermostat or the Philips Hue system, along with other Internet of Things gadgets.
You will also be able to control your router with your smartphone via an app, which will show you the threats that have been blocked, what devices are currently connected, various status updates, and a “Security Score” for your network.
It will also come with parental controls to top that all off.
In terms of specs, the Norton Core supports Wave 2 WiFi and comes with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, along with support for simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz transmission, as well as 2.5 Gbps3 for faster speeds over a coverage of 3,000 to 5,000 feet.
The Norton Core is now available to pre-order for $200 in either Titanium Gold or Granite Gray, which will ship in the summer of this year.