Turris Omnia is an open source router that features a distributed firewall that adapts to the threats coming into a network to provide more robust security.
This firewall works by sending a fingerprint of suspicious traffic that it detects to the Turris headquarters and then evaluating it against other data from other Turris routers. Then, a security fix is created and deployed to all other Turris routers.
“Thus the users help to protect each other by sharing information about new security threats … Your home network, containing many devices often without any resistance to outside attacks, is protected,” the Turris website states.
It contains two USB 3.0 ports and a powerful CPU that enables it to act as network attached storage (NAS) while attaining the same performance that a dedicated NAS would provide.
Other features include:
- Backup connectivity
- Three antennas for supporting seamless data transfer
- Three mPCIe slots, which can be used to connect a LTE modem or disk controller in addition to a Wi-Fi card
- Adapter on the cable instead of the plug
- 12 programmable LED lights
- RTC battery
Because it is open-source, all firmware is accessible online. “You get full root account on your device and you can do whatever you want with it. We are not locking you out,” the documentation states.