When setting up a new router, many people just want something that will blanket every corner of their home in Wi-Fi. But getting good security on that connection is more important than ever.
Eero has long helped solve that first problem, commercializing the mesh network to help Wi-Fi signal spread throughout structures. Alongside the introduction of their second-generation hardware, the company is also introducing something to help with security.
Eero has long been one of the more secure routers you can buy thanks to automatically updating firmware that closes any gaps hackers can take advantage of. But a new services called Eero Plus will monitor network traffic to ensure devices aren’t being exposed to malware or other malicious software.
The service also includes enhanced parental controls, allowing admins to set up user profiles and make sure each device can access what they need to, along with VIP support to ensure users can get any problems that arise solved quickly.
The new security features were announced alongside updated Eero hardware that can handle tri-band Wi-Fi and the new Eero Beacons, which plugs directly into a wall so that users can do away with cords.
Eero’s entry into the cybersecurity realm comes on the heels of the introduction of the Dojo, a separate hardware device that monitors traffic for threats in a similar way.
As cybersecurity threats grow and more consumers worry about their online safety, expect this market to get more crowded. That’s good for buyers, who will have more options and likely be better protected thanks to frequent updates and competition.