Secure Home Platform

The security platform built-in your router providing protection for every device in your home

The number of internet connected devices like tablets, thermostats, IP cameras, smart door locks, smart lighting systems, etc in a home has skyrocketed over the last few years and will continue to increase. With this surge in devices also comes a greater opportunity for cybercrime. Hackers are breaking into smart, connected home devices and getting hold of your personal information resulting in identity thefts as well as threat to your personal security.


Security for your Connected Smart IoT Devices

The McAfee Secure Home Platform immediately and automatically protects all connected devices in your home network including non-display IoT devices. Security at the network level means that all the devices in your home, even the one’s without screens, are automatically protected.

Simple-to-Use Mobile Management Application

With the Secure Home Platform Mobile App, you have easy access to a variety of features such as: parental controls, device identification, and internet pausing. You can also receive real-time alerts through the app about things like potential vulnerabilities, new connected devices, and parental control violations.

Parental Controls

Secure Home Platform protects your entire network and your family's devices, and with parental controls, you can also protect each family member individually. Set restrictions by device, user, time of day, and website categories.

Device Fingerprinting

SHP automatically identifies connected devices, including IoT devices, on your home network and gives users a simple way to know what devices are attempting to access the WiFi. It also offers additional details like device type, OS and names.

Global Threat Intelligence

Secure Home Platform is integrated into the cloud and powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) — an always-on, always up-to-date service that protects your network and devices from all known and emerging threats in real-time, like malware and phishing scams.

Pause Home Internet

Want your family to put down the devices for a while? With the mobile app, you can simply stop all the devices or individual devices on your home network from connecting to the internet. Your family's devices will receive a blocked page notification informing them of the internet time-out. At the end of time-out, you can simply reactivate internet access.

Components and Features

  • Host Reputation: Safe Browsing / IoT Protection
  • Device Fingerprinting
  • Antivirus Detection
  • IoT Fingerprinting
  • Device Block
  • Parental Controls
    • Content Filters
      Connected Time Control
      Real Time Notification
  • New Device Connection Notification
  • Pause Internet per profile
  • Antivirus Installation
  • Mobile Management App


McAfee Secure Home Platform will be available pre-integrated in WiFi routers and cable modems. McAfee is working with several router manufacturers as well as Internet Service Providers to bring built-in security for all your connected devices.

The ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee is one of the first routers with SHP and you can buy it now from Best Buy

Frequently Asked Questions

Secure Home Platform is security built in directly to your router. Any device connected to your router, including devices without screens are protected from malware and scams.

Secure Home Platform is built into the router itself, protecting your devices at the network gateway, so there is no need for additional boxes or hardware.

As soon as a router with Secure Home Platform is plugged in it begins protecting any device connected to it. However we recommend downloading the app, which will grant easy access to all of the features of Secure Home Platform.