This post was written by Mom Knows It All contributor Stefany T. Stefany is an RN turned stay-at-home mom. When she is not catering to the every whim of her 3 children, dogs, cat, and small animals, Stefany enjoys reading, writing, watching her children play sports, and being a virtual assistant to other bloggers. Stefany has been blogging at ToBeThode since 2008.
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We are a connected home… and by connected, I mean to the World Wide Web. We have so many devices that are hooked to our home Internet. From DVD players, gaming systems, cell phones, tablets, and my computer, we are always on the Internet. While this is really a great thing for us all, it also opens us up to dangerous attacks on our devices. I am online all day with VA work and there are times, in the past, that I have wondered if I was at risk of malware. No matter how much you feel your system is protected, it just isn’t fully. That is until now!
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First, create an online account on your cell phone with the app (available in both Google Play and iTunes). After your account is created, you plug in the device with the included power supply.
Then, you hook the device to your router with the included Ethernet cord. The Bitdefender BOX will run through some checks and then start searching for devices in your network.
The first time it does the search, it can take about an hour. After it finds devices, you can give them a name and assign them to “family” or leave them as a “guest” device. I found all of our devices and identified them by name so that I can see how much data they are using at any given time. Now, when I pull up the Bitdefender BOX app, you can see exactly what is taking up data and can see the times that are most active.
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I feel so much more secure with regards to our online safety with the Bitdefender BOX in our home. The kids don’t know as much about online safety as I do and I worry about what they are clicking on. It makes me feel great knowing that their tablets won’t be at risk now. But, as I mentioned, I too have been protected, which shows that even those that think they are safe truly aren’t.
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