Home network security refers to the protection of networks that connect devices – such as routers, computers, smartphones, security cameras, etc. – to each other and the outside web. Although most home network attacks are non-personal, once a network connects to the internet, it is immediately vulnerable and susceptible to a cascade of external threats. It does not matter the size of your network; big or small, home or business.
Recently, there has been a tremendous upsurge in phishing, viruses, malware/ransomware, and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks. Indeed, home network security is now more critical than ever before. One of the main lines of defence you can take is to install a network firewall in front of your home network to defend against external threats.
The importance of a home network firewall
When correctly configured, a network firewall can block malicious traffic from entering your home network and alert you to potentially harmful activity.
Most wireless home routers have a configurable, built-in network firewall that includes essential features like access controls, web-filtering, and DOS defence. Depending on your ISP router or model of home router you purchased, you can usually configure it to provide some protection from network threats. Please have a look at my recommendations for home routers, hardware and other home network devices.
Firewalla Blue Plus: Smart & Powerful Cyber Security Firewall Appliance Protecting Your Family and Business
Put simply, Firewalla is a network layer security device. An all-in-one, simple, yet powerful firewall that connects to your home router.
Inside the tiny 2in x 2in Firewalla Blue Plus box lies open-source software functions to inspect and control your home or small business network traffic. It provides layers of protection using: rule-based filtering, intrusion detection, system, intrusion prevention system, intelligent behavior analytics, and built-in VPN services (server and client) for secure communications, all managed by a modern, easy-to-use app on your smartphone. – Read more.
Firewalla Blue Plus Device Giveaway
With the aforementioned in mind, I wanted to invite you to enter the Firewalla Blue Plus device giveaway. Over the next three months, I will give away three (3) Firewalla Blue PLUS devices.
How to enter the giveaway contest
To enter the giveaway contest, simply follow these steps,
- Join the new community forums using this link.
- Then, participate in forum discussions with at least one post (or new thread) every 10 days.
At the end of April, May and June, I will purchase this Firewalla Blue Plus device from Amazon and ship them directly to the three winners!
How winners are selected
At the end of each month, all members who made at least one forum post every 10 days will be collected and the winner randomly selected and informed by their signup email.
Announcement of winners
Winners will be announced in this thread and the comments section of this article (below).
What if I don’t win?
Everyone who participates (completes both steps 1 and 2) will receive complimentary access to the Patrons-only private forum at the end of each month; up to 50 users! In this private sub-forum, you will have access to exclusive discounts on hosting, hardware, observability, CDNs, access to private betas and more!