Whole home Wi-Fi system offers built in antivirus

TP-Link, a provider of consumer and business networking products, has announced the availability of Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi System.

Deco M5 is a mesh networking solution that provides seamless wireless internet coverage and comprehensive digital security via TP-Link HomeCare. With built-in anti-virus and malware protection powered by Trend Micro, Deco M5 provides a secure whole-home Wi-Fi system for today’s connected lifestyle.

Designed with consumers in mind, TP-Link HomeCare and Deco M5 offers comprehensive built-in security features. TP-Link HomeCare provides exploit and malware protection, plus SPI firewall and device access control. TP-Link HomeCare safeguards every device in your home from malware and hackers by blocking malicious sites, preventing intruders and quarantining infected devices, providing peace of mind that your family is always protected from the latest threats. Robust parental controls can be managed in real time via the TP-Link Deco app, which allows you to manage and monitor who accesses your network, regardless of applications or URLs. The Deco app even enables you to allocate a maximum amount of culmulative “screen time” per day to individual devices, even when you’re not home. Deco also provides monthly usage reports sent automatically to your phone so you know whats happening on your network and when.

“As home Wi-Fi networks are supporting more users and mobile devices than ever before, security across your home network becomes increasingly important,” said Dr. Terence Liu, Trend Micro vice president. “Through our integration in TP-Link HomeCare, Deco M5 Whole Home Wi-Fi System is equipped with the most comprehensive package of security features on the market, so you can trust that your home network is always protected.”

Powered by a quad-core processor, Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi System deploys the latest mesh technology to paint your home in Wi-Fi. The dual-band AC1300 system is capable of throughput speeds up to 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band, and it supports MU-MIMO for smoother data streaming to multiple devices at the same time.

Deco M5 is a system of three units that are positioned to fill your home with Wi-Fi, up to 4,500 square feet. With additional units available, the Deco M5 system can easily scale up to accommodate even larger spaces. Up to ten Deco M5 units can be added to a single network at any given time for seamless Wi-Fi coverage across incredibly large spaces.

“Today’s consumers want seamless wireless throughout their homes and beyond into the garden. Deco M5 creates seamless Wi-Fi that allows them to stream, game and browse the internet in any room,” said Will Liu, UK Country Manager, TP-Link UK. “Deco M5 takes the effort out of home connectivity. The Deco app holds your hand through the simple set up and then enables you to set parental controls based on the individual device user’s age and interests. ART (Adaptive Routing Technology) automatically optimizes Wi-Fi connections for every device, and Deco comes equipped with TP-Link HomeCare, which allows consumers to customize their network security through powerful features that include robust parental controls.”

Adaptive Routing Technology (ART) ensures your network is always operating at its maximum speed, quickly identifying and selecting the fastest path for your devices to connect to the network. This intelligent selection removes the guesswork from reliable connectivity. Deco M5 also optimizes connections between devices to deliver the very best in coverage and ensure you receive the strongest performance throughout your entire home at all times. With Deco, you also have the ability to control how bandwidth is used, making it easy to prioritize services and devices for heavy-bandwidth tasks such as HD video streaming, online gaming or video chats.

Plus, with it’s flexible configuration and intuitive set-up process, creating a mesh network at home is simple. TP-Link’s free Deco mobile app, available for Android and iOS, allows consumers to easily set up whole-home Wi-Fi coverage in minutes. With step-by-step instructions and visuals, the app guides you through the entire setup process.

“Customers are looking for worry free Wi-Fi and mesh technology is the perfect solution. At its most basic level, the TP-Link Deco M5 with its simple to use app removes the mystery from great wireless throughout your home and into the garden. Integrating virus and malware protection into the router gives home owners the additional peace of mind that their precious personal data is protected from malicious attack, and the app driven parental controls puts parents in the driving seat when it comes to the quantity and quality of their children’s screen time. We see mesh technology plugging a hole in the market and are launching with the TP-Link Deco M5 in more than 20 stores across the UK,” said Rob Tiffin, head of buying at Maplin.

Key Features at a Glance:

  • Seamless wireless connectivity throughout every room in the home
  • Comprehensive security features and robust parental controls via TP-Link HomeCare
  • Anti-virus and malware protection powered by Trend Micro
  • Simple installation with guided visuals via the TP-Link Deco mobile app (iOS and Android)
  • Adaptive Routing Technology (ART) selects the best path for device connections and keeps the network running as fast as possible
  • QoS prioritizes your home’s Wi-Fi experience by optimizing bandwidth to devices as needed
  • Remote management and control of the network from anywhere
  • 2-year limited warranty and 24/7 unlimited technical support by phone or email

Source: radio-electronics.com