WiFi Startup Eero Updates its Hardware, Launches New Network Security Service
Wireless networking startup Eero was founded on the premise of providing “WiFi that works.” Today the company is launching a new version of its flagship Eero wireless base station. The second-gen Eero is the same size and shape of its predecessor, but features triband WiFi — meaning it can broadcast on three wireless bands simultaneously — and is twice as powerful as the original Eero. Along with the new second-gen router, the company is adding a second hardware product called the Eero Beacon. With the introduction of Eero Plus, the company will block botnets from accessing the network and also protect users from phishing attacks, among other threats. In addition, Eero is giving users more granular control over who can access what content on the Internet. With enhanced parental controls available in Plus, adults can filter out adult, illegal or violent content, and could enable SafeSearch for specific profiles on the network.