D-LINK SECURESPOT® 2.0 internet security and parental controls now available in three 802.11N home network router
SECURESPOT Upgrade Offers Easier, More Effective Way To Protect Family and Entire Home Network
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced the availability of SECURESPOT® 2.0 Professional Strength Internet Security and Parental Control Services in three of its most popular 802.11n routers.
Designed to accommodate the growing needs of the home broadband network, D-Link is offering its advanced whole-home Internet security service integrated with its DIR-655 Xtreme N™ Gigabit, DIR-625 RangeBooster N® and DIR-628 RangeBooster N Dual Band Routers and the DSD-150 Internet Security Adapter.
By integrating Internet security and parental controls into the router, D-Link lightens the load on the PC and brings professional strength technology to the consumer, such as remote management, centrally managed URL databases updated in real-time, and whole-home protection for all Internet devices on the network, not just PCs. Most features are provided out-of-the-box without installing any software on PC’s, making it easy for the head of the network household to protect and manage Internet usage to keep the entire family protected.
“Security is a fundamental and overdue service needed at the hub of the connected home,” says Daniel Kelley, senior director of marketing for D-Link Systems, Inc. “We believe SECURESPOT 2.0 Services are an easier and more effective way to protect both family and network. Future consumers can avoid purchasing bulky security and parental controls packages and loading them separately onto each PC.”
The graphical web-based console with its managed back-nd services discovers and protects new devices as the network grows -- guest computers, media centers, Microsoft® Xbox 360®, Nintendo® Wii®, Sony® PSP®, PS3, iPod Touch and other browser-enabled networked devices. It also provides remote management capabilities to allow anytime/anywhere access to monitor or configure all services.
The SECURESPOT 2.0 Family Protection package provides industry-leading parental controls using a massive 62 million URL database in 17 languages, updated with an average of 20,000 URLs daily to keep pace with the dynamic nature of the Internet.
As a router-based solution, SECURESPOT 2.0 not only takes the load off the PC, it also controls Internet usage at the central point of Internet access. For the connected home, it delivers stronger protection than software programs while regulating all Internet-capable devices, such as the network-enabled game consoles used by more than 150 million gamers.
Unique to other consumer software or hardware solutions, SECURESPOT 2.0 is a hosted security service that protects at both the network and computer layers, replacing the need for separate solutions. This multilayer technology, once accessible only to large companies, is now available to the home user.
To enable endpoint security, when a computer is added to the network, SECURESPOT 2.0 detects it and offers to load a very thin client application (including the McAfee® Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware engine) that protects computers from malware, ID theft and pop-ups both within the network and while on the road.
Key Features Include:
* Easy-to-use graphical Web-based remote management console for anywhere/anytime access and intuitive setup and management
* Out-of-the-box protection provides basic safeguards with zero configuration
* Router-based Parental Controls protect children from inappropriate content and enforce suitable Internet usage limits for all Internet-enabled devices in the home
* URL Reporting to monitor online activity remotely, and text message or email alerts to notify parents of inappropriate usage.
* Prevents web threats from entering the home by blocking sites known to host malware
* Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware utilizing McAfee® technology for superior protection
* Firewall protection to protect against hackers – settings can be managed remotely
* Access Control prevents unauthorized devices from using your Internet connection
* Pop-up and spam blocker
SECURESPOT 2.0 is available with two packages. Family Protection, including parental controls for an unlimited number of devices, is $30 per year. Total protection, including endpoint security for three PCs, is $60 annually with a “pay as you grow” model that licenses additional PCs at $20 each. The SECURESPOT 2.0 service is available with the DIR-655 (MSRP: $149.99), the DIR-625 (MSRP: $119.99), the DIR-628 (MSRP: $119.99) and the DSD-150 (MSRP: $89.99). More information is available at http://www.dlink.com/securespot-router.
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