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CES 2017: Symantec Move Into Hardware With Norton Core Router

Security software giant Symantec has announced its first official foray when it comes to networking hardware.

Called the Norton Core, it’s an  app-enabled router that promises both aesthetic elegance and comprehensive security.

Symantec claim it’s the most secure router on the market, with the Core set to inspect every packet of data that passes through it for known pieces of malware. A common feature in corporate security networks but rarely found in consumer grade systems, the company hopes it’ll give them an edge over competitors.

When it comes to hardware, it’s not exactly a slacker but far from the best. The Norton Core offers up 802.11ac Wi-Fi broadcasting across both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands, with a maximum throughput of 2,500Mbps.

Symantec are also looking to emphasize security and compatibility between the Core and the bevy of available Smart Home devices. They promise to isolate the most vulnerable elements within your network onto a separate one, preventing compromised device from opening a door to the rest of your home network.

The Norton Core will launch at a discounted price of $199.99 (USD) before Symantec bump it up to $279.99 (USD) at a later date. Users will also be charged $9.99 (USD) a month after the first year to pay for updated-security features.

Australian pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed.

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