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Featured CES 2020:TP-Link Announces Enhanced Home Network Security Solution

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by Julio Urquidi, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    TP-Link has announced HomeCare Pro powered by Avira, the second generation of the company's home network security solution.

    Not to be confused with the earlier iteration of TP-Link HomeCare, the new Pro version adds IoT device protection and parental controls. HomeCare Pro can identify new smart home devices on the network and check them for security vulnerabilities. If problems are found, users will be notified to enable device security features, if they are available.

    To summarize, TP-Link HomeCare Pro offers:
    • Multi-platform antivirus, malicious site blocking, intrusion prevention and end-device protection.
    • IoT device detection, protection, safety check and remediation recommendation
    • Parental Controls including content filters, time limits, easy management, records and statistics and scene mode (multi device Wi-Fi access control)
    • Comprehensive reports that outline device and time usage.
    HomeCare Pro will be available via free trial on TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 routers starting in Q1 2020. After the trial, HomeCare Pro customers will be offered a subscription plan for $5.99 a month or $54.99 a year.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2020
  2. gfondeur

    gfondeur Occasional Visitor

    Oct 4, 2019

    I can get this with Asus for free
    CaptainSTX and L&LD like this.
  3. CaptainSTX

    CaptainSTX Part of the Furniture

    May 2, 2012
    Yes we can get it for free but of the thousands of ASUS routers sold how many owners care enough or are smart enough to enable all the available security features much less switch to Merlin's firmware which allows you to take your network's security to the next level? Then beyond that their are some clever individuals on this forum that have created scripts for their personal use that take security to the truly paranoid level and beyond.

    Unfortunately a large part of TP-Link's target market probably doesn't care enough to spend $5.95 a month for security as long as they can get strong WiFi everywhere.