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CUJO Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

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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.

Parenting these days is seriously hard. It's definitely nothing like what it used to be when I was a kid. Gone are the days of only having to worry about local threats in and around town. Now that kids are online and their lives have gone global, keeping them safe is becoming more and more difficult every day.

If there are two things I learned early on in the parenting game is that I can't be everywhere all of the time and that it's okay to ask for help, especially if that help comes from a source that can block the threats even before we see them. The Cujo Smart Firewall with parental controls is just that.

Cujo Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

CUJO is a smart firewall for the connected home, which is essentially every home these days, designed to bring business-level security to the home network. This one device will not only secure all devices connecting to the WiFi router, CUJO also 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 with filters, time limits, alerts, and reporting, and keeps them safe from online threats.

Cujo Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

And installing CUJO to your network couldn't be any easier. Simply plug CUJO into your router, download the app, and follow the prompts to set up your account. You'll be up, running, and protected in mere minutes.

Cujo Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

CUJO Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

When it comes to my family, keeping them safe is my #1 priority, especially when it comes to my children being online. Not only are there dangers of online predators, we want to protect them against nudity, pornography, and other adult content, as well as drug and alcohol references.

With the CUJO's internet filter options and control, I know my kids can safely search online without seeing the adult content they are too young to learn about. And setting the filters couldn't be easier through CUJO's easy to use app, even if you're not at home. Simply go to the filters tab and select each category you wish to block.

Cujo Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

Another feature I love on the CUJO app is the pause internet option. With the push of a button, I can pause the internet across all our social devices. This feature is extremely helpful if you happen to have a tween like mine that thinks he can sneak an iPad upstairs to play his favorite game even though he's used his allotted time for the day. Yep! We have one kid who has been busted not once but twice doing this. To control his screen time even when I'm not around, I can now simply pause the internet to keep him from being online when he shouldn't be.

Best of all, if you only want to pause a device or two, you can create profiles and assign devices to each person to assure you don't pause the wrong device by accident.

Cujo Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

 

The comprehensive alerts and reports CUJO sends to your app are a great way to keep tabs on what's happening behind the scenes. While I don't do much with this information, because I know CUJO has already protected our network, it is fun to watch and see how many threats he blocks.  

Cujo Smart Firewall with Parental Controls

 

We couldn't be happier with the business-level internet security the CUJO Smart Firewall provides guards all our devices, from smartphones to laptops, to keep our family and devices safe with its blazing fast (built with 1 GB Ethernet) processor. But the protection CUJO provides is more than just safe browsing (IP/DNS). CUJO also includes command & control blocking, unauthorized access blocking, antivirus and antimalware protection, behavior analysis, local+cloud security layers, and DoS attack protection of all devices on our network. Get the CUJO Smart Firewall now to protect your network!

Cujo Smart Firewall with Parental Controls