Palo Alto Networks has revealed a new hardware offering with built-in cybersecurity (opens in new tab) capabilities to help businesses protect remote workers (opens in new tab) from intrusion attempts and rogue software such as malware (opens in new tab).
The Okyo Garde router (opens in new tab) looks to provide top-end security through an included premium mesh-enabled Wi-Fi 6 (opens in new tab) system that Palo Alto says already secures banks, hospitals and the rest of Palo Alto’s 85,000 customers around the world.
The company says its product is ideal for businesses of all sizes as they look to adapt to the new world of hybrid working (opens in new tab), where employees are based both in the office and remotely.
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"As the world moved to remote work a year and a half ago, it became clear that cybersecurity would need to follow workers home,” shared (opens in new tab) Mario Queiroz, executive vice president, Palo Alto Networks.
One size fits all
Okyo Garde is designed to help companies of all sizes secure the wireless networks of their remote workforce.
Large companies can integrate Okyo Garde with Palo Alto’s cloud-based Prisma Access security platform to deliver a unified security policy management. On the other hand, small businesses can manage their Okyo Garde deployments through a smartphone (opens in new tab) app, which can manage configuration settings, and display alerts.
Businesses can issue Okyo Garde routers to its employees, and workers can use the device to create a second, separate private Wi-Fi (opens in new tab) network for personal use.
Okyo Garde subscriptions for small businesses start at $349/year and include a mesh-enabled Wi-Fi 6 system. US customers can pre-order the device today for delivery later in the fall.
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