CUJO Smart Firewall @cujounited @BestBuy
CUJO Smart Firewall @cujounited @BestBuy
September 12, 2017 by

In my household, we're all pretty connected. For work or play, everyone has there own collection of handy devices that require security. Think antivirus on your computer or mobile device is enough? Think again. With smart TVs, smart homes, online gaming, surveillance systems, and smart everything else these days, we need something more.

The CUJO Smart Firewall has the ability to not only protect up to 50 connected devices, it provides business-level firewall. But, what really made me want to try it for myself was that it also offers parental controls.
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I didn't realize how easy the setup would be until I opened the box and saw that with the CUJO, there wasn't an instruction booklet included. Just a card with contact information on one side, and the website and directions to visit the app store to download the app on the other side. I went to the Google Play Store to look for the CUJO app and saw that once the app is downloaded, it provides a step-by-step guide on how to connect. Paper savers!

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card
and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are my own.

Setting up was really simple. There is a power adapter, an Ethernet cable, two LAN ports on the CUJO and the CUJO. Connect the CUJO to your router with the Ethernet cable. Then power it up by plugging the adapter into the wall socket. I tried this while home alone and was surprised to see that 10 devices were connected. I can only imagine how that number changes once my husband and children are home. This showed me that there are more devices connected than I was aware of. That's additional ways someone can try to access personal information. That's alarming.
CUJO Smart Firewall @cujounited @BestBuy
MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION:

MAIN FEATURES

•         BUSINESS-LEVEL INTERNET SECURITY
•         GUARDS ALL DEVICES
•         PARENTAL CONTROLS
•         CONNECT TO ROUTER, CONTROL WITH APP
•         BLAZING FAST (built with 1GB Ethernet)

PARENTAL CONTROL FEATURES

                 - parental controls for all devices
                 - internet filter
                 - time limits
                 - social media monitoring
                 - pause internet
                 - alerts and reporting
                 - remote administration
                 - user profiles and settings

CUJO is a smart firewall for the connected home, designed to bring business-level security to the home network. This one device will secure all devices connecting to the WiFi router. CUJO detects and blocks malicious sites, viruses, and hacks. Think of it like antivirus for your entire network. Plus, CUJO lets you control what your kids access online and keep them safe.
CUJO Smart Firewall @cujounited @BestBuy
CUJO Smart Firewall @cujounited @BestBuy
This has definitely changed my attitude. I wasn't sure that the CUJO was necessary, but this extra level of protection is invaluable. I'm sure you've seen on the news situations where people were accidentally accessing the video from the baby monitors of strangers. Even your printer is a target, if you have a wireless connection. You worry abut sending personal documents via email, but have you ever wondered about the personal documents you've scanned? Your printer may store queued documents in its built-in hard drive. They must be secured also.

I recommend the CUJO, now available at Best Buy!
image from getcujo.com