Broadcom Adds Norton Security To 5G WiFi Home Router Platform

  • Posted on: 27 February 2013
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom and Norton have finally released more detail about what they have been working on over the past few months. Around the middle of last year both companies announced that they are collaborating on a new security solution for the home. CE manufactures using the Broadcom’s ’s BCM4708x chipset for new 5G WiFi (802.11ac) routers can now offer additional security features. This is because The BCM4708x series now has Norton Security as part of the chip.

Broadcom said BCM4708x based routers and gateways will go a step further to help consumer protect and manage their home networks and all of their internet-connected devices.

The solution also allows users to set and enforce unique policies for each connected device, including online gaming consoles, internet-connected TVs, smartphones and tablets, media players and other smart devices.

Designed for home routers and gateways the BCM4708x series is a high performance chip capable of offering gigabit wireless (802.11ac) rates that are 10 times faster than legacy routers.

Norton and Broadcom said they will be working with OEMs to integrate the BCM4708x-based solution beginning in the first half of this year (2013). Therefore, we can expect to see these routers on our shelves by the end of the year.

"Our partnership with Broadcom enables us to deliver Norton solutions throughout the connected home and offer consumers the ability to manage their digital lives across new devices and environments, while being confident that their families are safe online," said Dave Cole, vice president, Product Management, Symantec.

source: broadcom