Take back control of your home network.
One of the most common questions we get asked is “how do I know I am safe when on the internet”
Well, like anything we do, you have to be aware of your surroundings and conscious of what you choose to do. This rule applies to using technology, whether it be on your phone, tablet, computer, gaming consoles or TV.
A lot of people have invested in a paid and trusted Anti-Virus (AV) program to help keep them safe from online predators. This is fantastic, however many of you are not aware that this cover is only as good as the attention you pay on your devices.
With soooo much being shoved in our faces these days, we tend to be a bit lazy and not pay 100% to what is actually popping up at times. If you click on a link and a pop-up flashes up, it could be your AV program telling you that it’s not safe or recommended to visit that site. If you choose to override this then you are changing the parameters of your AV program for future protection. Our smart devices learn our habits and adjust to what we do and tell it is ok to do, which in turn changes your protection levels.
Some of us might want to get back some control or add another layer of protection just to be sure, especially if you have children or guests staying in your home. One product that we have stumbled across is the Trend Micro Home Network Security device.
This device offers layers of protection and control within your home network for any of your smart devices. The device adds an additional security layer between your modem/router and your devices, giving you the control to see and remove any devices that shouldn’t be on your network.
You can even take it one step further and set time limits on devices in your home, block the internet or certain sites during these times as well. This device will even notify you when and who is on your network at any given time through an app on your phone or tablet. So there is no hiding when and what the devices have been doing at any given time. The control is back in your hands, literally.
So if you have been wanting to up the ante on your home network security or take back control then take a look at this Trend Micro device: https://www.trendmicro.com/en_au/forHome/products/homenetworksecurity.html