ASUS to embed Trend Micro smart home utility in Wi-Fi routers
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Security software company Trend Micro Inc, today announced an agreement with hardware vendor ASUS to embed the Trend Micro Smart Home Network solution into its wireless routers.
The Smart Home Network Solution combined with the ASUS Home Router will include access to Internet management features including security, quality of service (QoS), and parental control. The security features use a three-stage (prevention, protection and mitigation) smart-network shielding process to virtually fix vulnerabilities in home router and Internet-capable devices.
The QoS feature also has the ability to prioritise Internet traffic by identifying more than 800 Internet applications, as well as 1,000 different Internet-capable devices across 25 hardware categories, including mobile devices, smart TVs and gaming consoles. According to Trend Micro, this will "provide the experience of smooth-streaming HD videos, low-latency online gaming, crystal-clear VoIP calls, uninterrupted Web browsing, and P2P downloading together in a home network".
The Smart Home Network also embeds parental control functions to filter access to Internet applications and Web URLs.
"We are excited about the collaboration with Trend Micro to provide families with a secured and faster home network experience," said Tenlong Deng, vice president of Wireless Devices at ASUS. "ASUS wireless home router products enable home network security and optimise bandwidth efficiency while filtering Internet content based on users' preferences."
"It's more important than ever to secure diversified Internet-connected devices," said Dr Terence Liu, vice president of Network Threat Defence Technology Group at Trend Micro. "Once a home network is hacked, personal information is susceptible to being compromised. The home network is now becoming another new hot zone for hackers."