D-Link generated a lot of buzz when it unveiled the SecureSpot Internet Security Device at CES in 2007. The unit sits between your broadband modem and router, acting as a hardware shield against spam, viruses, and spyware. Now D-Link has integrated an updated version of the SecureSpot technology into its $119.95 D-Link DIR-625 RangeBooster N Router, yielding a more seamless setup between routing and security features.
The built-in SecureSpot 2.0 Managed Security Service provides a Web-based security console that communicates with the router and networked home devices for set up and management of security and parental controls. That means you don’t have to buy and install separate security services, and that viruses, spam, and spyware are deflected by the router before they can affect your PC. D-Link says SecureSpot protects all devices on your network, including game consoles such as the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP, as well as other networked devices. Its hardware firewall’s security lists are updated in real time. And SecureSpot automatically adds new PCs to the network when it detects them, loading a thin-client app that includes the McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware engine.
The bad news? For now, the SecureSpot service is available only on the DiR-625 RangeBooster N.