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Luma Launches Subscription Security Service

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by Julio Urquidi, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    Wi-Fi System maker Luma has announced a subscription security service.

    Luma Guardian provides customers with basic network support centered around security, privacy and performance, including VPN, antivirus, ISP performance monitoring and US-based technical assistance.

    Designed through a partnership with endpoint security company, Webroot, the app-based Guardian is designed for home networks, a target market where the number of connected devices keeps growing, technical skills vary greatly, and the need to secure inbound and outbound traffic becomes more important.

    Luma was the first Wi-Fi system maker to include security services at no charge as part of its mesh Wi-Fi product. But the company perhaps saw an opportunity for also grabbing recurring revenue, given eero's announcement of its eero Plus service along with its second generation hardware.

    Luma Guardian is only $5--for the first year--after a 30 day free trial. But the company has not revealed pricing beyond the first year. eero Plus costs $10/month.

    Both services include premium/priority support and prevent all connected devices from accessing known "bad" IP addresses and web domains. Guardian includes an OpenVPN based VPN service that secures all in and outbound traffic without requiring per-device VPN clients and 2 year extended hardware warranty.

    Luma Guardian is available now through the free Luma app (iOS and Android)
  2. Razor512

    Razor512 Senior Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Seems like they are putting some features that many routers offer for free, behind a pay wall.

    Beyond that, the features are very limited, such as being limited to use only their VPN service.

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