A decade or so ago, a regular antivirus program was enough for the average home. Today, with so many “smart” devices connected to a Wi-Fi network, additional protection is needed. For some users, an annual subscription to a security program that protects up to 5 devices is the ideal for solution. For others, extra security is essential. What about Bitdefender Box 2?
This isn’t just ordinary software, or a digital subscription. It’s an actual, physical product that can be setup in the house. It plugs into the router and protects every Wi-Fi connected device and computer in the network. The Box 2 automatically detects and optimizes every device within 48 hours of post-Windows installation. Users can actually manage their network at home OR remotely via the Bitdefender Central app.
This product actually has its own set of specifications:
• Processor: dual core Cortex A9 / 1.2-GHz
• Memory: 1GB DDR3
• internal storage: 4GB
• Connectivity: 1 LAN port, 1 WAN port, 10 / 100 / 1000 Base-T Ethernet
• Wireless: concurrent dual band
It offers double the home network security, by blocking malware, offering identity theft protection, stolen password prevention, etc… The protection covers all operating systems, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android devices. The protection is still there, even when the mobile devices are on the go.
Parental Control of Bitdefender Box 2
If there are kids in the home, parents can use the flexible Parental Controls. Bitdefender Box 2 allows parents to keep up-to-date with their children’s online activities and safeguard their web browsing. Parents can also manage screen time to prevent the kids from spending too much time staring at the phone or computer screen.
Is this worth having for those who already have Bitdefender Total Security? The problem with Total Security is that it only protects PCs and certain tablets or smartphones. It does NOT offer protection for other “smart” devices like TVs, alarm systems, security cameras, Echo Dots, etc. Those who have additional Internet of Things (IoT) devices will find the Box 2 to be very useful. The initial purchase and subscription even includes Bitdefender Total Security.
Another benefit of this product is that it is very easy to setup – even for those who aren’t very good with gadgets. It is up and running in a matter of minutes. It protects devices by scanning all of the traffic in the network to ensure that there is no malicious activity, and uses several layers of security, such as Brute Force protection, Exploitation prevention, Anomaly detection, and so forth.