Bitdefender BOX 2: protection of all devices in the LAN

Bitdefender introduced the second version of the device replacing the traditional router with built-in network protection of all devices, both PCs, Macs, as well as smartphones and tablets with iOS and Android, consoles or other equipment that use the home WiFi network.

Bitdefender BOX is a combination of router and firewall, as well as specialized modules (IDS, IPS, Deep Packet Inspection and others) to protect an unlimited number of devices connected to the Internet as a home LAN. Protection against malware, theft of passwords, identities, spying and network attacks on the Internet of Things devices, and already at the level of the network gateway, is undeniable advantage of Bitdefender BOX. Interestingly, the devices are protected by Bitdefender BOX, both when using WiFi and the mobile network. All you need to do is install the Bitdefender software on the supported system or connect to the Internet via a configured VPN connection to the home network.

In addition to the above, Bitdefender BOX is equipped with a parental control that is well evaluated by users, and soon a new functionality will be added as part of the firmware update - cyberbullying detection based on keywords.

Second generation Bitdefender BOX

The second-generation Bitdefender BOX is supported by the Dual Core Cortex A9 processor operating at 1.2 GHz. It has 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 4GB of built-in memory. This model offers a dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless connection with the MU-MIMO 3x3 IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac Wave-2 @ AC1900 antenna configuration. Unfortunately, it is equipped with only one LAN port 10/100/1000 and one WAN 10/100/1000 port. The equipment requires broadband Internet access using a DSL cable or UTP cable.

Unfortunately, Bitdefender BOX 2 is currently available only in the USA. Its price is $ 249.99 and includes a one-year software subscription. It is not yet known when and if the equipment will hit the European market.

Bitdefender is not the only security software manufacturer that provides its customers with a new-generation router. A similar product has F-Secure SENSE and Symentec Core .

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