We all know that the smart home market is a rapidly developing segment with a very promising future. In a few decades, we’ll all probably live in houses where every gadget is somehow connected to the Internet. We won’t have to do most tasks, the house will do them for us. But Internet of Things, however innovative, is still subject to cyber attacks and viruses. That’s why smart home networks have to be protected and there is a new device that does this job excellently.
This is Bitdefender Box 2 made by the antivirus company Bitdefender and presented recently at CES 2017. This compact, cylindrical device serves as a Wi-Fi router and kind of an antivirus for your home network. If you already have a router, Bitdefender Box 2 can just be an addition to the existing system but it works fine independently as well.
Most importantly, Bitdefender Box 2 is a security appliance that safeguards your personal IoT. Powered by the dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and fitted with 1GB RAM, this device is incredible at protecting. If you have numerous gadgets at home which access the Internet all the time, Bitdefender Box will always be alert scanning the gadgets and trying to find any malfunctions. Just like a regular antivirus programme on the computer, Bitdefender Box 2 blocks every suspicious website, so that your smart home device wouldn’t access them.
Bitdefender Box 2 does all-around protection. Apart from scanning the network, blocking websites and preventing cyber-attacks, it is very attentive to the users. When an unfamiliar gadget tries to connect to your network, it gets blocked immediately. Besides, your personal web protector checks the passwords of all gadgets in the house. If you’re still using default passwords, Bitdefender Box 2 will warn you and force you to change them eventually.
So, Bitdefender Box 2 is a must-have for everyone whose house is filled with smart gadgets. In the future, there will be more people like that and we’ll all live in smart homes, which means that we’ll all need Bitdefender Box 2 to protect us from cyber criminals and viruses.