FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, D-Link released the D-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee (DIR-2680), an all-in-one Wi-Fi solution that automatically increases security for devices on the home network and delivers on both companies' vision to address the pressing need for comprehensive online security that applies to the whole home and all the devices in it.
The solution includes D-Link's high-performance dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with MU-MIMO technology that enhances network capacity and efficiency for users, McAfee Secure Home Platform that automatically adds additional protection to all devices connected to the network, and an Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset to deliver robust Wi-Fi connectivity to numerous connected devices at the same time, running a range of high-bandwidth applications.
"We're on the front line fighting cybercrime as consumers need to feel safe and protect what matters while the threats to their increasingly connected lives continue to rise," said Alan LeFort, consumer chief strategy officer at McAfee. "Our partnership with D-Link helps give consumers peace of mind knowing that their connected devices are protected."
The recent surge in Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created new and ever-expanding security concerns for people and their homes. Gartner estimates there will be 20 billion connected things by 2020, and their role and influence are set to dramatically increase over the next 10 years1, adding to the importance of cloud-based security at the router level.
The new D-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee immediately and automatically helps better secure all connected devices at the network level in a home, providing an additional layer of protection from potential hackers and for members of the home using devices and accessing online content. Comprehensive parental control features provide customized protection for children in the household, including content filtering and the ability to pause and set time limits on internet use. To activate and take advantage of these advanced security features and parental controls, consumers need to download the D-Fend app (Android, iOS).
McAfee's Global Threat Intelligence features adaptable machine learning that protects by preventing, detecting, and correcting malicious malware and attacks, which enables a safer internet browsing experience for consumers. Additionally, the AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee is easily set up through an app and can be managed from anywhere with the McAfee Secure Home Platform app.
The router also provides intuitive voice control integration with Amazon Alexa. The voice commands range between checking how many devices are on a network, checking a network status and reading notifications out loud, pausing the internet for one or more people, and running network vulnerability scans that provide a list of measures people can do to increase the security of their router.
"As people add more connected devices to their network, they increase the possibility of online security threats in their home," said Oscar Reyes, vice president of marketing at D-Link Systems, Inc. "The AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee works to strengthen the security and add additional protection every person and device from evolving online threats."
"As consumers bring more devices and connected activities into their homes, they expect reliable, secure connectivity," said Dan Artusi, vice president and general manager, Connected Home Division, Intel. "We are working closely with industry leaders like D-Link to develop solutions that make home networks faster, smarter and more secure to ultimately enable new immersive smart home experiences."
The AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee (DIR-2680) is available for purchase today for $199.99.
1 Source: Gartner, "Three Ways to Listen to the Voice of 'Things' in the IoT", Jim Davies et al. 7 November 2017
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