Norton by Symantec on Tuesday announced the Norton Core secure router for smart devices in the connected home at CES in Las Vegas.
The router protects up to 20 PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets on a home network, and unlimited devices connected to the Internet of Things.
It will update its firmware in background mode automatically, but not the firmware on connected devices, said Ameer Karim, general manager of consumer IoT security at Symantec.
The router scans incoming and outgoing network packets across the home network, quarantines infected connected devices to a separate network, and alerts the user.
It provides a real time security score on network and connected device security, and gives users tips on strengthening security settings.
The router has customizable parental controls.
Users will be able to manage their home devices remotely from a connected mobile device.
Lost or stolen smartphones won't pose a security problem, because "we're cloud connected," Karim told TechNewsWorld, so "users can instantly change the password."