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Meet Luma, The First Surround WiFi System to Provide Speed, Child-Safety Controls and Enterprise-Grade Security Against Hackers and Viruses

Serial entrepreneur team with over $1 billion in exits delivers next-gen WiFi solution befitting the smart home revolution


San Francisco – WEBWIRE

Today, Luma redefines home WiFi with the first intelligent WiFi system offering unparalleled speed, security, and safety. Luma’s surround WiFi system covers every inch of your home in reliable, fast internet so you can forget about buffering and dead zones. What’s more, Luma provides next-generation content controls to ensure your children can only access appropriate websites, paired with enterprise-grade cyber security to protect your network from hackers and viruses--so you and your family are always safe.

In today’s hyper-connected world, our lives increasingly revolve around one basic necessity: the Internet. Though we’ve evolved from the painful sound of dial-up, the modern WiFi experience can leave anyone yelling at the cable guy over the constant buffering while trying to watch your favorite show. Luma lays the foundation for a comprehensive home network by placing equal importance on the three pillars essential to WiFi in the 21st Century: speed, security and safety.  Thanks to Luma, you can finally have perfect WiFi personalized for your family and home, available now at www.getluma.com

World-class speed and coverage

While traditional WiFi routers have attempted to solve broken WiFi by simply adding more antennas into a single device, Luma abandons antiquated WiFi technologies altogether and instead utilizes multiple sleek endpoints that surround your home in WiFi. Similar to the top sound systems that surround your home with speakers, Luma allows you to surround your home in fast and reliable internet just by adding a set of Lumas--putting an end to dead zones.

Luma is just as simple to set up as it is to use. Plug it in, download the app, and it works in seconds. From there, the devices adapt to your home and automatically fine-tune their signal in real time, so regardless of whether you have one Luma in a small apartment, or several in a larger home, they always offer peak performance and speed. Sharing your WiFi with visitors is simple, too--no more remembering complex passwords, one tap and they’re good to go.  

“Other companies have focused on making connected devices that use your home network, but we’re the first to focus on making the home network itself safer, stronger and faster,” said Dr. Paul Judge, cofounder and chairman of Luma. “We’ve built networks and security for the largest companies in the world, so we set out to squeeze that technology in a great looking device for your home.”

Security: Luma is the Dropcam for WiFi, allowing you to see everything on your network

Luma’s easy-to-use app provides visibility into exactly what people and which devices are connected. From hackers to pesky neighbors trying to sneak onto your network, now you’ll be the first to know--and can easily block access. This protects your personal information and improves your network’s health.Luma brings cybersecurity traditionally employed by large businesses to your home. Now more than ever before, there has been an explosion of devices that we allow into our home, most of which are ill-equipped to prevent security risks. Luma applies virus and intrusion detection to your network that finds and stops potential threats, without the need to install any additional software.

Internet safety for the people most important to you

It’s nearly impossible to control the sites kids access today: approximately 11 million teens are online daily, yet almost half of all mothers admit they don’t always know what their kids do online. Access to technology is becoming a required part of education, but with this digital shift comes the risk of kids being exposed to inappropriate content or cyberbullying. Now with Luma, you have the world’s simplest content filtering controls that learn your family and their devices to guarantee safe content for kids.

From the Luma app, you can customize safety features for every device on the network  to give your family the freedom they want, while staying under a protective umbrella. This includes:

  • Network-Level Content Filtering - Set rules and policies for each user with a swipe to easily filter content at the network level
  • Intuitive Ratings System - Filter internet content based on the familiar PG-rating scale
  • Parental Monitoring and Alerts - See what kids are viewing on their devices in real time with Instant View, and receive notifications if they try to access inappropriate content
  • Online Curfews - Pause WiFi on your children’s devices during dinner or family time, or turn off usage after bedtime

“Put simply, today’s in-home WiFi experience is archaic,” said Mike Van Bruinisse, CEO and co-founder of Luma. “After decades of working on enterprise networks, we constantly wondered why home WiFi systems completely ignored fundamental features like speed and safety, with absolutely no visibility into the network. That’s why we created Luma: to offer people the WiFi solution they need, and deserve.”

Luma was co-founded by two of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the internet security world: Dr. Paul Judge and Mike Van Bruinisse. The two have partnered to build several leading security companies that total over $1 billion in exits, including CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing), Secure Computing (acquired by McAfee), and PureWire (acquired by Barracuda in 2009, which then went public in 2013). Judge, named to MIT’s list of the top 100 young innovators in the world in 2003, has three degrees--including a PhD--in Computer Science with a focus on Network Security, while Van Bruinisse has been part of six successful start-up companies that either went public or were acquired by the likes of Motorola, Cisco and Sun Microsystems (which is now part of Oracle).

Luma is backed by top venture capital firms such as Felicis Ventures, Base Ventures, BIP Capital and Relay Ventures. Other investors include Vijay Balasubramaniyan, co-founder of Pindrop Security; Chad Byers, general partner at Susa Ventures; Adam Ghetti, founder of Ionic; Omar Johnson, CMO of Beats By Dre; Erik Norlander; Tom Noonan, co-founder of Internet Security Systems; Hans Robertson, co-founder of Meraki; TechSquare Labs; Maynard Webb, founder of Webb Investment Network, chairman of Yahoo and former COO of eBay and Jed York, CEO of the 49ers.

Luma is accepting orders starting today at www.getluma.com and will begin shipping throughout the United States in early 2016. Luma will retail for $199 per device and $499 for a pack of three, but for the next 30 days, buyers can enjoy a 50% off retail, early-bird price of $99 per device and $249 for three.


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