In the past, personal computers were the primary internet-connected devices that consumers used, mainly for emailing, web browsing and file sharing. As such, they have been protected by endpoint security solutions from email-, web- and file-based threats for years. Today, however, endpoint solutions are not well suited to securing IoT devices in the connected home from various vulnerabilities and threats. This is chiefly because most of these new devices are limited in their computing and memory capacities, leaving little or no performance capacity for endpoint security.
Trend Micro Home Network Security (HNS) provides protection against network intrusions, web threats and identity theft for every device connected to the home network.
Heralding a new era of internet security, Home Network Security uses advanced deep packet inspection combined with enterprise-grade intrusion prevention technology to provide families with an all-new extra layer of protection and visibility for the home network and connected devices like game consoles, smart TVs and smart home gadgets. An easy-to-use companion smartphone app lets the home user make changes on the go and stay aware with timely and insightful notifications about important security events in the home network.
Furthermore, Trend Micro provides a security module for most major router vendors, which offers some of the same base security functionality as HNS. This is suitable for advanced users who want more control over the configuration and management of their home routers.