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It’s been a bit since I shared a new gadget with y’all so ladies and gentlemen I feel like it’s time for a tech review. This week I received a fire wall for the whole house and its name is CUJO. Yes, just like the dog in the Stephen King thriller except much cuter an rather than attack, this CUJO is designed to ward off would-be attackers in cyber space.
What is CUJO?
CUJO is a smart firewall for the connected home, designed to bring business-level security to the home network. This one device will secure all devices connecting to the WiFi router. CUJO detects and blocks malicious sites, viruses, and hacks. Think of it like antivirus for your entire network. Plus, CUJO lets you control what your kids access online and keep them safe. As a parent, this might be the coolest aspect of the device, or at least the one that gives me the most peace of mind.
How does CUJO work?
Actually, it’s easier to use than one might think. You download the app on your smart device and follow instruction to hook it up to your internet providers router and that creates a safe usage connection to all of the other connected equipment. Also it is a learning device, meaning that your new internet security BFF learns your wireless and networked devices routines and operations to help them run more efficiently and safely. This is great for a family because you can monitor what is going on in your network and it makes keeping you and your family safe from viruses, harmful web sites, and hackers so much easier. So far it hasn’t made any difference on our internet and load times either which is a big deal with any new device you may add to your network.
Now that you’re set up, your little watch dog can help keep your devices from being put at risk. With the app you will get notifications and updates on how your stuff is being monitored so you can just go on with business as usual. Of course you can pick your new internet protector from Best Buy along with anything else you may need for your family’s wireless network.
Is CUJO something that you think your household would benefit from? What is your favorite aspect of the CUJO Smart Firewall? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!!