Open Source Router Updates Its Own Security, Analyzes Network Traffic
According to “tripwire”, this open source, crowdfunded router boasts a unique set of features, including the ability to update its own security and analyze the traffic between the Internet and the host network.
Based on the Latin word for “tower”, the Turris Omnia router is open source and runs OpenWrt, a free operating system that not only provides Omnia’s users with the capabilities of a regular Linux server but also enables each and every router to patch itself for vulnerabilities whenever one is detected via the care of its developers.
Under the Project, users agree to employ a Turris router as their main web gateway for a specified period of time, with the Omnia Turris the latest project developed by the initiative.
According to its official landing page, the router can serve a variety of other functions for home networks. Pre-loaded with a virtual server, 1 GB of RAM, and an extra cryptochip, it can function as a DLNA or back-up server. Sliding in a SIM card can also enable users to harness LTE data through it.