It feels like eighty-four years since Symantec's Norton Core Wi-Fi router was released overseas. That may be an ever so slight exaggeration, but us Aussies have been waiting since 2017. Well, not anymore. It's finally available in Australia and my grabby hands are ready.
But it isn't just a pretty face, this router has been designed with both speed and security in mind.
"Smart TVs, routers, connected alarms, locks, baby monitors and other internet of things devices all make life easier — but they also represent new vulnerabilities because their design lacks even some basic safeguards," said Mark Gorrie, Senior Director, Norton Consumer Business Unit, Symantec Pacific Region.
"The router manages the Internet traffic going to and from all the devices. It may in fact be one of the most important pieces of digital equipment in your home, but it may also be the weakest link in your digital security chain. Norton Core is an investment for peace of mind when it comes to digital safety for the whole family."
Here are the key specs:
The Norton Core will also detect abnormalities in your network, disconnecting a device if it seems to have a security issue.
The network can also be controlled and monitored via a phone app — including connected devices, speeds and bandwidth controls.
The Norton Core is available from today at Harvey Norman and has an RRP of $399.
After first being release overseas in 2017, Symantec's Norton Core Wi-Fi router is finally being released in Australia. Named as one of the 25 best inventions in 2017 by Times Magazine, it has been designed to provide both speed and security to the home.
And while it does have some impressive features, particularly around security, I can't stop thinking how god damn sexy it looks. It's sci-fi chic and I'm all about it.