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Internet safety is a top priority in our house. So much of our day to day lives revolve around our devices and the internet especially since I work from home and am connected to the internet for such a big part of my day. Then there’s the kids and their devices. Since we homeschool, a lot of their work and activities involve the laptops and tablets. Keeping everyone safe online and our devices protected was at the top of my list as we headed into this school year. We definitely limit their access online and what they are exposed to but let’s be honest, the internet can be a scary place and I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to protect them. I was recently introduced to the CUJO Smart Firewall and it’s completely changed I how I look at internet safety.
WHAT IS CUJO?
CUJO Smart Firewall is exactly that – a smart firewall for the connected home. It is designed to being business-level security to your home network. With one little device, you can secure all the devices connecting to your WiFi router. CUJO detests and blocks malicious sites, viruses and hacks. Think of it as an antivirus but for your entire network. CUJO even lets you control what your kids access online and keep them safe.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside the box, you’ll find everything you need to start protecting your home network – the CUJO device, an ethernet cable and the plug for powering the unit up.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Set up is easy. You just plug CUJO into a power source and your modem. Then follow the step-by-step prompts in the downloadable CUJO app (for compatible iOS and Android devices). I ran into a little trouble here but within a few minutes on a chat with a CUJO representative, we were able to complete setup. Apparently, my internet provider needs a special setup but the rep had it taken care of in minutes for me.
Then from the downloadable app, you can easily monitor your home network activity and all your devices. Once we were all hooked up, I was told it could take up to 2 days for the CUJO to find and identify all our devices but all of ours showed up within minutes. I went through and changed the names to reflect whose device it was so I could better utilize the parental controls.
Within minutes of being hooked up to CUJO, it blocked my first threat. I was shocked and immediately wondered how I’ve lived without this product for so long.
Thanks to its super fast 1GB ethernet, I don’t worry about it slowing down my network at all.
Then there’s the parental controls. CUJO lets me control what the kids can access online to help keep them safe. Once I set up a profile for everyone, assigned their devices to each person’s profile. Then from there, I can choose what types of websites need to be blocked from the kids’ devices.
WHY I LOVE CUJO SMART FIREWALL
I don’t think I could pick just one reason. Here are my favorites:
- BUSINESS-LEVEL INTERNET SECURITY
- GUARDS ALL DEVICES
- PARENTAL CONTROLS
- CONNECT TO ROUTER, CONTROL WITH APP
- BLAZING FAST (built with 1GB Ethernet)
- Parental controls for all devices
- Internet filter
- Time limits (perfect for my tween)
- Social media monitoring
and so much more.
Ready to take your home protection to the next level? You can find CUJO Smart Firewall at Best Buy.