How Secure is Google's New Wi-Fi Router?

Network Security

Google is a company that definitely needs no introduction. Starting off with a search engine embedded with artificial intelligence now this tech giant has taken the market with great ease. In the wake of advancement in internet connectivity devices and components, Google is all set to stun the market with its hardware capabilities. OnHub is the latest addition to the Google hardware family which has been launched in partnership with TP link.

One of the top priorities of Google is to have additional security when compared to the other machines that are available. OnHub has many intriguing features that demonstrate how security should be one of the most vital considerations in the workplace. The following are some points worth mentioning in this regard:

1. Event Tracking

The log files and the audit trails are generated whenever an activity is performed. From previewing to downloading and from workplace access to printing OnHub has been integrated with state of the art technology that makes security as simple as opening a browser. These audit trails not only ensure compliance but also force it upon the organization in the best possible way.

2. Watermarking

These tools are also embedded with OnHub. The creator of a certain document can now mark it with the word “CONFIDENTIAL” and OnHub makes sure that if such documents are accessed using a secure link, then the IP address of the user is displayed instead of any other information. This makes security management relatively easy as compared to other Wi-Fi routers that are available in the market.

 3. Agreement Acceptance

When accessing sensitive or confidential information, the workstation owner has to make sure that the section of the server being accessed has confidential information and necessary action would be taken if any bizarre activity is performed. These templates are already there to support server maintenance and can also be customized to any language, which is something else the Google Translator supports.

 4. File Deletion

File deletion is often considered one of the best features of OnHub for managing security. The files that are no longer required can be deleted automatically. OnHub has a minimum interface which makes the process easier for the network administrator. The concept behind file management and data integrity is therefore taken to the next level with this feature, something that was previously considered too difficult to fully achieve.

 5. Password Protection

OnHub never accepts common passwords for its account settings. This feature has been added to make sure that the growing trend of social engineering also fails. The users are always required to set complex passwords that could never be guessed by a cyber attacker. Weak and common passwords are rejected by the router once a user profile is created or updated. Network administrators can also set the accounts in such a manner that would require a password change on a periodic basis.

6. Encryption

OnHub uses 256 bit encryption, which is the same type that is used by banks and other organizations holding classified records. The data is not only encrypted while it is being transmitted, but the stored data is also kept in the same form to ensure multi-layer security that will let the users enjoy some peace of mind, especially when using cloud computing services. The 24/7 service monitoring and SSL encryption makes OnHub one of the most secure routers available in the market.

7. Backup Technology

OnHub creates backups using 256 bit encryption, and the files -- as well as the data -- are stored in a manner that preserves its integrity. The security features automatically scan the data periodically and if any issue is found then redundant data is used to fix the problem before it multiplies. These regular assessments are also run on every workstation that is connected via OnHub, and role based permissions are given special priority.

8. Secure Protocols

The data related protocols that are used by OnHub are the ones that are HIPAA compliant. The storage uses the SSAE 16 certification and PCI DSS level 1. A complete audit trail and log file is created every time data is sent or received. OnHub treats every piece of data sent and received as a separate case, so a separate record is maintained which eventually makes scrutinizing this information easy and state of the art.