August 27, 2019
Amazon has begun selling monthly subscriptions for network security for its branded Eero wireless routers.
Acquired earlier this year by Amazon, Eeros routers afford consumers a secure wireless network within the home by employing so-called “mesh” technology via mini set-top devices placed around a home rather than a singular Wi-Fi hotspot connection.
Now Amazon is selling security for the routers, starting at $2.99 monthly or $29.99 annually for Eero Secure and $9.99 monthly ($99.99 annually) for Eeros Secure+ to safeguard the router from third-party malware and viruses.
The latter offers a personal VPN enabling users to safeguard their passwords and protect against anyone spying on data traffic on your network.
The software generated some blowback initially from online users since it tracks users’ activities in part to alert against third-party interference. Amazon and Eeros have pledged to support user privacy.
Regardless, Amazon is expected to incorporate Eeros in its burgeoning line of voice-activated Alexa devices.