When I first heard of Norton Core, a secure wireless router from Symantec, I brushed it off: another boring router. But when I bumped into it again and saw what it looked like, I did a double take. The design caught my attention: “An anti-virus company made this?” Apparently yes.
Norton Core is a secure wireless router making use of machine learning and Symantec’s global intelligence network to defend your home WiFi and all the devices connected to it against malware, viruses, and hackers.
With 4×4 MU-MIMO and 802.11ac, Symantec claims a maximum throughput of 2.5Gbps. Range is extended by incorporating phased-array antenna design and beamforming.
Symantec Core’s security measures starts at the network level through deep packet inspection, intrusion prevention, in addition to comprehensive data encryption, and real-time software updates.
You can preorder the Core for US$200 (a discount from $280, limited to US customers), which includes a one-year complimentary subscription to Norton Core Security Plus that provides security protection for up to 20 PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, protection for unlimited IoT devices, and comprehensive parental controls.
I think the Symantec Norton Core will have a warm welcome. Many of the new wireless routers focus on ease of use and configuration with extended ranges, but none has touted security as its number one feature like the Norton Core. And it’s gorgeous too. I just hope it’s not made of cheap plastic. Expected shipping is Summer 2017.