Synology has announced the RT2600ac, a high-speed, security-focused router that has been designed for home as well as office use. In addition to delivering robust performance with stable, uninterrupted wired and wireless connections for multiple users, it comes with VPN Plus to allow users to set up a powerful, on-premises VPN solution.
The Synology RT2600ac runs on a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor to provide users with a fast and reliable connection. It comes equipped with 802.11ac Wave 2 certified radios featuring MU-MIMO support, allowing more devices to connect at higher speeds. Thanks to Smart Connect, the RT2600ac is able to intelligently optimize connection quality and balance devices on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios for maximum wireless speed and range. To allow users to take advantage of two high speed fiber connections for load balancing plus failover, the router offers Dual WAN and 2.0 Gbps combined bandwidth.
The router runs on the Synology Router Manager (SRM) operating system, which comes with professional-level networking tools. It is also Wi-Fi and DLNA certified. The VPN Plus feature brings SOHO and small businesses a virtual office experience by giving users clientless access to internal web-based services, which makes remote work an easy affair. VPN Plus boasts a comprehensive array of permission and traffic management tools for administrators to visualize and optimize their network. Support for more protocols, such as SSTP, OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP over IPSec, also ensures VPN Plus integrates into all environments smoothly.
VPN Plus offers one free concurrent account with access to WebVPN, Synology SSL VPN, and SSTP. To allow more concurrent access, license will be available for purchase in the future.
No word on pricing or availability yet from Synology.