For the better part of a year, we have tried and tested all the major players in the mesh networking space. We have been disappointed by the big brands and jubilated by the rising stars, however, there were also many tradeoffs that we were not happy with: you could have the speed but not the security or the security but poor coverage or a combination of all three. We felt all hope was lost and that this was an unfortunate reality in this space, that was until we stumbled across the Gryphon Router. Powered by intelligent security and offering exceptional coverage and Wi-Fi speeds, this jack of all trades, to put it simply, is the best and most secure mesh system money can buy.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s talk design, the Gryphon is one of the more interesting routers we have ever stumbled across, like the Velop system, it is a bright, white monolithic structure with a twist, a literal twist, as it looks like someone grabbed the top and twisted it ever so slightly and it looks great. It is aesthetically pleasing, yet still blends in to most modern home décor. Connectivity wise, each unit is also equipped with a generous offering of 3 Gigabit LAN ports which is perfect for those that want to hardwire their devices.
Internally, each unit is powered by a Quad Core Arm Cortex A7 processor with 512Mb of RAM which results in excellent performance. This is paired with top of the line 802.11bgn & AC3000 network specifications resulting in a fast 3Gbps throughput. The tri band offering features a 400Mbps 2.4GHz band and an 867Mbps 5GHz band. When you pair several Gryphon units to create a mesh network, the third 1733Mbps 5GHz radio band is additionally used for backhaul duties and therefore does not detract from speed or coverage. Speaking of coverage, each unit is also equipped with 6 high powered antennas as well as 4×4 MU-MIMO technology, device prioritization and networking must Antenna Beamforming. This powerful combination means the Gryphon can provide speedy Wi-Fi up to 3000 Sq. feet. Setting up the Gryphon mesh system was also a breeze with its app based set up process and is on par with the likes of reader favorites Eero in ease of use out of the box.
Where the Gryphon really shines is the added intrusion detection plus malware and content filtering provided by industry leaders ESET. The regular 24/7 daily security updates and intelligent machine learning recognizes each device connected to your network and will analyze its behavior, alerting users to unusual activity and vulnerabilities that could be putting your security at risk. Using ESET’s powerful filtering technology, it will additionally block ransomware and malware from coming in to your network which is also thanks in part to their smart content filtering.
Speaking of content filtering, Gryphon also establishes what they call an intelligent network firewall or sensible protection for your kids, with their parental controls and content management. The Gryphon app allows users to set age level restrictions for each device, approve or deny access in real time and even set internet time limits for each child as well. The app too, allows parents to monitor browsing history, enforce safe searches on the web and even completely pause the internet and spend more time with the family, which is a feature that should be on every router!
The Gryphon Connect router manages to bring together the four facets of a great mesh system – aesthetics, security, reliability and most importantly speed. Many others have tried, and some have failed spectacularly in their promises but in our time with the system we have had amazing coverage, exceptional speed and in a world where cybersecurity is paramount, we feel more comfortable than ever with their embedded protection. This IS the best mesh system on the market currently and is one that should be in every home that cares about your digital wellbeing. For that reason, it is the One Cut Product of the Month for December.
Right now, you can pick up a great deal on the Gryphon at their selling partner Amazon.
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