Synology Launches High-Speed, Security-Focused RT6600ax Wi-Fi 6 Router

Synology Inc. today announced the launch of RT6600ax, a high-speed, security-focused router designed to provide homes and offices with fast and secure connectivity. Supported by the new Synology Router System (SRM) 1.3, the RT6600ax is fully equipped to meet the challenges of modern network environments, including the proliferation of connected devices and the consequent need to protect users from the increasing security threats.

Synology’s first Wi-Fi 6-certified router, the RT6600ax, delivers more reliable Wi-Fi with better data encryption, beamforming, scheduling, and signal isolation. A 2.5 GbE port configurable for WAN or LAN deployment allows users to leverage Multi-Gig Internet connections or high-performance devices such as a NAS, as well as fast wireless backhaul. Fast connection speeds and smooth operation are made possible by a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, even when multiple devices are connected and all functions are turned on.

Tri-band technology works in conjunction with Smart Connect to optimize device distribution, eliminating data transfer bottlenecks. Compatibility with the newly licensed 5.9 GHz spectrum unlocks 80 and 160 MHz non-DFS channels for combined 6.6 Gbps wireless throughput, higher concurrent connections, and faster VPN server performance.

Building a solid network foundation

The RT6600ax is powered by SRM 1.3, the latest version of Synology’s intuitive operating system for routers. With enhancements and added functionality that greatly expand network management capabilities, SRM 1.3 meets the demands for enhanced security and greater flexibility typical of today’s network environments.

The option to create up to five separate networks, each available for assigning up to three Wi-Fi SSIDs, makes it easy to strengthen security when managing multifunctional network environments. One-way firewall rules can be configured independently for each network to limit connectivity to and from less secure devices such as IoT devices, while support for the 802.1q standard simplifies integration into existing networks in the router, AP, and mesh configurations.

Extensive tools for better internet in the future

The latest update also brings SRM’s many web filtering, traffic control and remote access applications to the new generation of Synology routers.

Secure access

Per user profiles can be configured to limit time spent online or block browsing when certain conditions are met. Devices assigned to the same profile share the same set of Internet access rules, without the need for repeated manual configuration. For non-user-owned devices that still require Internet access control and auditing (eg guest or new devices), network-specific profiles are also available.

Parental control features include limiting internet usage time (either on a schedule or quota-based system) and filtering out entire categories of websites or specific domains through allow/block lists. It also limits inappropriate search results with safe search options for YouTube, Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo. Security is enhanced with network-wide threat blocking via DNS & IP Threat Intelligence Database and support for Google Safe Browsing.

Traffic control

Available bandwidth can be distributed among connected devices, prioritizing a single client or application when specific needs arise. Real-time and historical data supports granular monitoring, with traffic reports generated automatically or on-demand and easily shared in CVS or HTML format.

VPN Plus

Remote workers and hybrid teams can leverage SRM’s suite of remote connectivity tools to access intranet-only (Web VPN) websites directly from their browser; establish strong connections to a dedicated client over different protocols (SSL VPN); bridge multiple locations for easy resource sharing across networks (Site-to-Site VPN), and enable remote control of devices compatible with the RDP/VNC (Remote Desktop) standard.

More powerful mobile management

An overhaul of SRM’s companion mobile app, DS Router, provides an enhanced network management experience while on the go. The 2.0 version brings features previously exclusive to SRM to the smartphone, including creating new wireless networks, configuring web filtering and parental controls, setting traffic control schedules, and more.

availabilty

  • RT6600ax is available immediately for purchase in the United States.
  • SRM 1.3 is currently only available on RT6600ax units. The availability will be extended to the other Synology routers – MR2200ac and RT2600ac later this year.

Via Synology

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