Smart devices and the Internet of Things are hot topics these days. With most of us regularly using sophisticated computers, smartphones and other connected devices in aspects of both our personal and professional lives, it’s clear we’ve stepped into the glorious technological future described in the science fiction of the early 20th century (or at least something similar). Technology makes things more convenient, but there are always thieves or scammers looking to take advantage of any target, regardless of the device.
Whether it’s data theft, possible financial gain or the desire to cause issues at random, computers and smart devices can be a target of online attacks. Privacy and data can be compromised easily and without your knowledge. Most people want to enhance the security of their networks, but may feel intimidated or uncertain of how to do so. Thankfully, there are easy-to-use hardware solutions—typically a device that connects to your home wi-fi router—that takes care of most of these concerns for you.
Here are a few benefits and advantages of upgrading to a home security network for your family’s devices:
Total control of all your devices
Perhaps the best part about using a home security network is the ability to control all of your devices from a single hub. Monitoring devices remotely and from home is also quite easy. With a built-in approval process that sends a notice to you when a new device is connecting to or utilizing your network and the power to disconnect any unknown/unwanted devices from your network, you won’t have to worry about unauthorized access points. With some home network security solutions on today’s market, you can even set up a full set of rules or devices in a family profile. Using the family profile feature can help ease concerns over cyberbullying or malicious websites while reinforcing your control over your family’s online safety.
Secure your data
Most of the smart devices we have today are fantastic and make our lives easier, but they’re not protected from hacking or malicious attacks. Studies show that more than 80% of households own a smart device or two and more than 70% of users desire a more secure user experience. With that in mind, it’s important to increase privacy and security protection for all of your connected devices. A powerful home network security solution can assess and prevent threats in real-time. It scans the network for attacks and automatically blocks malicious attacks from infiltrating your devices. Through careful detection and an automated process, your network security is enhanced without slowing down your devices or rendering them useless.
Safe browsing for the whole family
Keeping your family safe while connected is a major security concern in the 21st century. Sadly, this is one aspect of network security that is often overlooked by both users and security applications. Look for a network security hub that allows for some of the most important family safety features and parental controls:
- The ability to set time limits for browsing
- A customizable schedule for Internet use
- The ability to pause the Internet if needed due to some sort of malicious threat
- Filtering of bad websites or potentially harmful content Limits on streaming platforms like YouTube, which can become a time vortex if left unchecked
- App detection to find, isolate and destroy any potentially malicious applications
- The ability to control your family plans and settings over any Wi-Fi or cell network
With the right network security solution, keeping your family safe, connected and secure is easier than ever before.
Enhance your privacy
Keeping your privacy online is increasingly difficult. A great way to enhance privacy online is taking advantage of vulnerability detection and spam filtering within your home network system. Whether it’s a data breach or a malicious website, the sad truth of the matter is our data can be easily compromised anytime we’re online. Protecting personal and financial data from the most common attacks (phishing, ransomware and malware) is the most vital function of any security suite. The biggest benefits of incorporating a home network security system into your own network is protection from hackers remotely controlling your devices and/or messing with your settings, blocking any dangerous downloads from websites and stopping malicious websites in their tracks.
It’s easy to use
Your life is busy and your time is valuable. With everything else going on in the world today, finding an easy, inelegant solution to privacy and security concerns is something you don’t want to have difficulty using. Luckily, some network security hubs offer simple plug-and-play solutions with an easy, intuitive interface that allows control with a few simple taps. Simply plug in the unit, set it up via an app, pair your devices and start improving your network security in minutes. In this manner, you’ve got not only an easy to use interface but the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re safe and secure in our beautiful connected world.