November 7, 2006 8:50 AM PST
Check Point debuts wireless-security router for the home
The security software company, which largely focuses on corporate customers, has designed its Z100G wireless router to offer home users seven layers of security--from firewalls to intrusion detection and prevention to antivirus technologies. Check Point, however, faces stiff competition, given that McAfee and others have already entered the consumer market with their wireless-security offerings.
Check Point's Z100G
"Typical home wireless routers only include the most rudimentary security features, giving consumers a false sense of invincibility," Laura Yecies, general manager of Check Point subsidiary Zone Labs, said in a statement.
The Z100G has a potential range of 984 feet indoors and 3,280 feet outdoors with extended range (XR)-enabled wireless computers. It includes parental controls, VPN remote access, wireless encryption and secure remote desktop access. With four Ethernet ports, it supports Super G standards at speeds up to 108 megabits per second. It is also compatible with older wireless technologies such as 802.11b and 802.11g, as well as USB-enabled printers.
The wireless router, set to ship to stores later this month, is expected sell for $199.95 sans promotions.
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