Qihoo 360, the Chinese Internet company who is most known for offering free security services, recently released the specs and features for an in-house router which gives priority to security functions like anti-fishing and anti-Trojan.

Powered by Qualcomm AR9344 processor, the new gadget features 128MB ROM, adopts 802.11ac WiFi technology and supports 5GHz and 2.4 GHz dual band.

The router is enabled by “360 SOS Security System”, a homegrown system dedicated for smart routers which has embedded app store and private cloud. In addition to opening the system to other router manufacturers, the company also planned to open SDK of the platform to developers. Moreover, users can control the router via app on their smartphones.

The product is manufactured by a Taiwan-based listed company, according to Qihoo 360, without mentioning the name of the company. The new product, which reportedly will be priced at lowered than 200 yuan ($32.87), is still under testing and the shipping time is not determined yet (via Tech Sina).

The company added that they explored routers industry because it is the center to connect all smart devices in our homes. To tap this market, Qihoo has released last year two wireless routers, one with an average size and the other is a dongle.

image credit: Qihoo 360

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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