You’re probably wondering, what is that small white cup-like object with a smiley face doing in our media shelf. Well that folks is a smart firewall for the connected home. It’s got business-level security but for your home network. Sounds cool, right? I was sent the CUJO Smart Firewall by Best Buy and the husband immediately set it up as soon as I opened it. In case you didn’t know, the husband is such a tech geek and loves these kinds of things. He’s a web developer. But anyway, let me tell you more about the CUJO and why it’s a great firewall to have at home.
CUJO Smart Firewall
The CUJO device is designed to secure all devices connected to your WiFi router. It detects and blocks malicious sites, viruses, and hacks. Think of it as an antivirus for your entire network. You know how malicious and spammy emails are getting better and better? Seriously. The other day, I received this email from a sneaker brand that mentioned a new release of sneakers. But when I looked at it closely and checked the “From”, I saw that the domain had extra garbage characters that clearly meant it was just trying to fool me. I saw that there was an unsubscribe button. So thinking that it could help stop those spammy emails, I clicked on it. And you know what? Thankfully we have CUJO. Because apparently, even those unsubscribe links direct to malicious sites! CUJO notified me and showed this on my browser:
Right then and there, I felt safe. And you know what? This is perfect for your kids and also our grandmas and grandpas who aren’t so internet-savvy.
Feel Safe Online
I know my Dad tends to get fooled by spammy emails at times. So if he tries to click a link from a malicious email, at least now CUJO would notify him if that link leads to a malicious website. The same goes with kids who can get fooled while playing a game or watching shows on YouTube. We know how there are so many people leaving malicious links everywhere these days – even at the comments section at most popular social media channels and on viral videos. CUJO can be your eyes and ears if you’re not there to guide them.
CUJO’s Main Features
- Business-level internet security
- Guards all devices
- Connect to router, control with app
- Blazing Fast with 1GB Ethernet
- Parental Controls
Parental Controls Features
Just to give you an idea, here are some of the parental controls features from CUJO. Let me tell you, my husband pranked me and blocked some of my fave shopping sites and it worked. One night, I was gonna check one of my fave shopping sites and I couldn’t access it. Then I heard someone giggling in the background. You know it. Haha.
- Parental controls for all devices
- Internet filter
- Time limits
- Social media monitoring
- Pause internet
- Alerts and reporting
- Remote administration
- User profiles and settings
Think you need this in your home? I think so too. To learn more about CUJO and it’s features, check it out at Best Buy here.