Our Technology

We provide enterprise-level cybersecurity in an affordable home router, easily controlled via a user-friendly mobile app, removing the need for any in-depth IT knowledge..

The Problem

Cybercrime Stats: The FBI received over 2,000 internet crime complaints daily in 2020, with a 300% increase in cyberattacks since COVID-19. (FBI, 2020; The Hill, 2020) Consumer Awareness: 53% of adults don't know how to protect against cybercrime; 83% want more privacy protection, but 47% don’t know how. (Norton,2021)
Password Risks: 91% know the risks of reusing passwords, but 66% still do. (LastPass, 2020) IoT Vulnerabilities: Infected routers account for 75% of IoT attacks, and connected cameras for 15%. (Broadcom, 2019) Quick Attacks: IoT devices can be attacked within five minutes of being connected. (Netscout, 2019) Data Breaches: Credentials and personal information are top targets. (Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report) Router Security: Home routers, often protected by single weak passwords, expose all connected devices
to potential hacks. Changing passwords for multiple devices is cumbersome, leading to static, long-term use of the same password. Cybersecurity Necessity: Hardware and software solutions must work together for robust protection. Hackers nowadays prefer to penetrate homes through IOTs or smart devices instead of phones or computers. IOTs are much easier to crack than a PC which may have some built in anti-hacking features.
An analogy is like having a fancy home without an alarm system.
Nearly all cybersecurity available to consumers is software based. To enhance Cybersecurity, it needs
both hardware and software solutions working in conjunction.
Companies with few employees face the same dilemma. They can hire an IT person to implement
cybersecurity or use an off-the-shelf home router purchased from a store. Unfortunately, almost all small
businesses cannot afford an IT person. Cyber-attacks will only get more complex and devastating with
the rise in technology and AI capabilities. This will only get worse, and not go away.

Market Insights:

2024 will see a divergence in technology for home routers by dedicating some of its computing power
for cybersecurity instead of pure speed. PC’s used to be compared and touted by speeds (2 giga hertz, 3
giga hertz). This practice stopped around 15 years ago because at certain speeds, it became meaningless
to the users when the input/output speeds are the constraint and not the speed of the computer (e.g.
typing). Home routers are the same. Their excess computing power can be used for cybersecurity which
is more urgently needed.
This is where Rio is leading the paradigm shift.

There are over 80 million households in the US, including small commercial facilities, that use home
routers (e.g. small stores, small offices, restaurants, etc). Home WIFI has become ubiquity only in the last
20 years. There are now 7 generations (hence WIFI 7). That is, on average, roughly one generation every
3 years. In other words, every year approximately 33 million home routers are upgraded to the newest
generation from 802.11 A to B to AB to N to AX to WIFI 6.

WIFI 7 is the next generation of products scheduled for the latter half of the year with speed of 40+
gigabit per second. While speeds are impressive, most homes only have incoming internet speed of less
than 1gb. (For comparison, a high-resolution video conference needs as little as 2mb per second to
stream continuous life videos.) 40 gps is overkill and unnecessary. Furthermore, at present there is no
personal computer in the market that can transmit wirelessly at such high speeds.

Our Solution:

Zero Trust Protocol: Devices must gain one-time network entry approval by admin. Each device is
required to obtain a one-time approval/admission for network entry by admin. “Allowlisting” is a Federal
cybersecurity protocol mandated to all federal agencies through Executive Order 14028.

If a device has never been admitted, the router automatically blocks it from connecting to the network,
even if it has the proper User ID and Password credentials. Devices only need to be approved once.

Cyber criminals, nation-state attackers, sex offenders, and nefarious neighbors who may have your
password will not be able to connect.

Multiple SSIDs & VLANs: Customizable and secure network segmentation. For consumers, this is known
on the Rio platform as “SecureRooms”. Rio includes:

4 SSIDs (Admin, Managed, Shared and Guest which can be renamed by users)

16 VLANs/SecureRooms (Virtual Local Area Network)

8 default VLANs are provided, and with One-click users can add, rename, or delete VLAN’s via the mobile

All 16 VLANs can be re-grouped, renamed under any one of the 4 SSIDs.

All VLANs can be configured for custom access controls.

Dual-Level Passwords: Separate passwords for SSID and VLANs, changing and managing passwords for
one VLAN will not affect other VLANs. All passwords can be changed via the app.

Password Sharing: Seamlessly share with friends or family via QR code, email, or SMS.

Device Isolation: With VLAN device segmentation, devices on one VLAN cannot access devices in other
VLANs. This is to prevent further damage if hackers manage to connect to the router through an
authorized device containing an infected application, or through a phishing email.

Devices that are to be shared (e.g. printers) can be connected to the shared VLAN, which is
preconfigured by default. Devices connected to other VLANS can automatically connect to the shared
room devices.

Allowlisting Parental and IoT Controls: Automated child-safe browsing blocks all websites except the
ones specifically allowed/approved instead of trying to blacklist the unwanted ones. There are over 1
billion sites. Blocking unwanted ones is improbable
. Blocking by time/hours is also impractical because
it is too draconian. How can parents prevent their children from browsing inappropriate sites while they
are doing their homework? They should only be allowed to browse the few sites that are safe.

The same can be applied to any IoT devices limiting their communication to their central server. Hackers
from foreign countries are stopped in real-time.

Built-in VPN: Encrypts all device communications, including IoT, with dual server switching. VPN
credentials are auto provisioned, eliminating the need to setup VPN credentials.

Installing VPN into IOTs is nearly impossible but necessary. Smart devices constantly communicate with
their central servers. Without encryption, the contents are opened to eavesdropping (e.g. smart
doorbells, thermostats, Alexa, Roomba, and baby monitors)

Each VLAN can preselect 2 VPN server locations making server location changes easy.

There is no conflict if users already have an existing VPN, Rio passes through seamlessly

Guest Security: Guest devices are granted a one-time admittance and are removed from the approval
list once the device has left the network. Neighbors cannot connect again without your approval.

Permanent guests can be admitted to a different VLAN, so they can return without needing reapproval.

User-Friendly App: Easy management and includes Rio’s 24/7 online AI chatbot available on the
dashboard for natural language product support. Users can freely ask questions without being limited to
preset options or FAQs. If the AI chatbot does not provide satisfactory assistance, live person support is

Optional Wide Area Network Access: Access your router configurations on the go! Traditionally, remote
access allows hackers to connect to the router from anywhere in the world if this feature is enabled.
However, with Rio’s proprietary protection, the router blocks all unauthorized devices from connecting
regardless of WAN access being enabled.

Wireless Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extension: Extend Wi-Fi coverage with up to 8 Rio units, and each unit covering
up to 4,800 sq ft.

Additional Features: Firewall, DNS filtering, activity log monitoring, real-time device status, integrated
speed tests, and all standard WIFI 6 Qualcomm chipset capabilities.


Cyberattacks are on the rise, and our innovative home router offers essential security features to
safeguard your network and personal data, making advanced cybersecurity accessible and manageable
for all households and small businesses.

Advanced network security features found in Rio can be found in enterprise equipment such as Cisco,
Juniper, and Sierra gateways – costing customers thousands of dollars and requiring continuous IT
support for both equipment setup and configuration.

Rio’s MSRP is $649 and can be set up, configured, and maintained by the user.

Protect your home like an enterprise

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