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Linksys partners with Trend Micro for network protection on Velop wi-fi systems


Linksys and Trend Micro have partnered to deliver a security solution for home networks to give families an added layer of digital projection.

Linksys announced a software update for its Velop tri-band mesh wi-fi system called Linksys Shield – a subscription service powered by Trend Micro, one of the leaders in cyber security solutions.

With this update it will be possible to filter sites that contain adult, violent or any other inappropriate content.

The software will also enable advanced browsing protection by checking sites you visit against the reputation database of millions of known threats that can prevent you and your family from visiting a malicious site.

Parents can also set age based content filtering, schedule screen times and even pause the internet on specific devices.

“Linksys prides itself on Wi-Fi performance including speed, coverage, and reliability and premium user experience enabled by software enhancements,” said Justin Doucette, senior director of product development, Linksys.

“We want to put the control back into the hands of our users, so they feel empowered to protect themselves and their loved ones from any potential danger in the digital world their own way.”

Hideyuki Tsugane, director of IoT business development at Trend Micro said:  “Having Linksys continue to select us as their security partner of choice makes us very proud.

“Together we are helping protect the homes and minds of Linksys users by securing their digital information in our exceedingly connected world.”

Shield will be available to purchase through the Linksys App and will be a firmware update for existing Velop users.

Australian Parental Control Subscription is $7.49 per month or $75.99  for one year and is available today via firmware and app update.

New Zealand Parental Control Subscription is $8.49 NZ per month or one year for $86.99 NZ and is available today via firmware and app update.