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Lately it seems like everyone is talking about cybersecurity, and for good reason! Viruses, hackers and identity thieves will take any opportunity they can to cause havoc or steal digital information. So much of our life and data is online and that makes it vulnerable. Most people realize that using public or unsecured WiFi is risky, but even your home network can be compromised. That is where CUJO comes in, it is a smart firewall designed for the connected home and will bring business-level security to your home network.
CUJO connects to your WiFi router, and it will detect and block malicious sites, viruses and attempted hacks. But unlike the antivirus software you install on a computer CUJO protects every device on the network – your phone, your tablets, your printers, your thermostat – everything that is connected to the network. It is a simple, one step solution for protecting today’s complicated digital homes.
I received a device to try out, and it was simple to install and easy to understand. It connects up to the ethernet and the WiFi router, and truly has plug and play installation. After it is plugged in I downloaded the CUJO app on my phone to set it up. The app walks you through the process and quickly and easily starts protecting your devices.
In addition to protecting your network from viruses and hacks the device also has parental controls! This means you can set up powerful tools like internet filter, time limits, and social media monitoring. We hear so much now about cyber bullying and how damaging unsupervised and unlimited online time can be for kids. But as a parent I know that it is so difficult to always know what your kids are doing online, because of the variety of devices and constant new social networks that I haven’t even heard of!
With CUJO you can have more knowledge and control, so you can keep your kids safer online. CUJO provides alerts and reporting, and you can have different settings for different users. We have always had parental controls on computers, but have found it much more difficult to enforce these as the number of devices we own has exploded. CUJO makes it easy because we don’t have to add parental controls to each individual device, we have them set on the entire network. This also means we don’t have to check reports on 6 different devices, we get one organized, easy to read report for the entire network.
CUJO is available in three different options
- $99 for the device with an $8.99 monthly service fee
- $158 for the device with a $59 annual service fee
- $249 for the device and a free lifetime subscription/service
You can learn more about all capabilities that CUJO has and how you can save on it when you buy from Best Buy today.