Does Eero Plus work?
I signed up for the trial of Eero Plus this evening and I'm not actually sure the value of the product is there? My biggest fear is of the actual security through the device itself and if it blocks anything without the 3rd party software.
Example - I went to https://www.wicar.org/test-malware.html which should by itself been blocked. Instead it worked. Each of the tests on the webpage actually went through and were only blocked by Chrome and the local anti-virus.
So my question is .. if this provides no more of an advanced protection than the average stateful router with a local antivirus is it actually worth the price? With the lacking of reporting, minor parental controls, and some sort of protection. Anyone else feel the same way or am I out in left field?
Hi laborspy —
Thanks for reaching out and for your question.
In regards to the site you mentioned, I am not familiar with it. However, I can ask our security team about it. If it is just a test rather than actual malware, there is a chance it may not be blocked due to the way the tool works. Our Advanced Security tool runs through Z-Scaler, a leader in the network security space.
I'd also like to make sure that you have everything enabled correctly. To check, please open the eero app, tap the menu button, tap on eero Plus, and check that Advanced security is toggled to on. After doing so, also make sure the device you are testing with is connected to your main network.
As for the other features of eero Plus, you will also receive weekly reports regarding the security results of your network, the ability to turn on ad block for all the devices on your network, content filtering, and full access to a password manager in 1Password, device-based VPN from encrypt.me , and antivirus with Malwarebytes.
Thanks again, and please don't hesitate to reach out should you have any other questions.Reply
I don’t want to come across as a hater, or the starter of a riot. I love my new Eero, amazing speeds anywhere in my house. Seriously kudos team! Amazing product.
My concern is of the Eero Plus Service. Meaning that I went to a website that is designed to test malware be replicating attacks. This would be how malware/viruses could get into your computer. The end result was nothing was blocked, all left through which is odd. Pic here is from my email report from this week.
From my seat today I am not seeing a real value here.
1.) the network security doesn’t seem to work.
2.) the reporting is not there
3.) Encrypt.me feels like a proxy service not a vpn.
4.) I already own a 1password license
5.) most medium/large isp’s in the Us offer a free anti-virus solution.Reply
I love the eero mesh system, definitely the best routers I've ever owned. I've recently signed up for the eero plus trial and so far the VPN works great but that's a third-party app. I've been able to set up a family profile for the kids with timed access which seems to work but the safe search isn't working which is the main reason for signing up. Makes me wonder if any of the other network filters are working. I see a ton of advertising for the eero plus but no manual for setting it up.Reply
I am curious on how Eero Plus work. I already have 1Password. I also have a lifetime license to MalwareBytes which I am running on the PC now. The Eero Plus documentation seemed to say that these software are run at the network layer - does it mean it (specifically MalwareBytes) run inside Eero device to protect us? Does that mean I don't need the one in my PC anymore?Reply
I too am struggling a bit with it. I am currently on the trial version and am not sure it’s worth it. I work for security company so all my end points are protected for free (IoT a little different so there is value in an umbrella scheme) and can drill into things when I need to. The reporting of plus is really weak...if you have the data, which you do becuase your are sending them out, give the users more visibility into what is actually happening. Setup a login somewhere to see this info or deliver it to the app. The parental controls are a little tough. If the kids are blocked, there is no way to request a specific URL be whitelisted or see what they are doing. I know that this product was meant to be set it and forget it for many, but there is a large audience that wants to dig into this a little more. If you want people to sign up for the service, I suggest you give those users more control vs just giving us more features / third-party products. Your tech / hardware has been outstanding! I just with I had a little more control / visibility with the data and my network. Keep up the great work and keep listening to us!Reply