Everything You Need To Know About Cujo, The Smart Firewall

May 12, 2018
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Essentially, CUJO is a plug and play smart firewall device that can be used in the home and for small businesses or offices, protecting up to 50 devices simultaneously. It currently costs $249 with free shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee on www.getcujo.com or you can pay $199 with free shipping on Amazon but installation can cost $172.

The device can be set-up either in Gateway mode, that is directly connecting the router/modem to CUJO, or set-up in Bridge mode, that is connecting the router/modem to CUJU to a secondary router or access point/switch. This is easily done through two Gigabit Ethernet ports which handle both incoming and outgoing traffic.

The Gigabit Ethernet connection ensures that your internet speed is not affected by the security system of the device. Other than the Ethernet ports, a power connector, and a reset button, there are no other switches or controls. In theory, once the device is set up and running, you need not touch it again.

The device uses cloud technology to protect the devices from external dangers, so its processing power itself is small with a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB DDR RAM, and 4GB flash storage. Once it is set-up, the CUJO technology would send packet metadata to the cloud for it to analyze the device behavior. In other words, it would compare the traffic of your network to commercial internet security threat feeds to ensure that there are no unauthorized IPs connecting to your network.

Once CUJO is installed, your devices, no matter what the OS is, will be protected against malware, phishing, and other online threats. You have full control over your network to allow or deny devices to access Wi-Fi. You can also schedule devices to access the Internet at specific times, set limits, and even restrict content. Another feature is the creation of user accounts, mostly used by parents to monitor their children’s internet usage.

CUJO uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to set a baseline for normal activity of the devices within the network and block all abnormal activity on both inbound and outbound traffic. The online app which you would have had to sign up with upon installation would be used to send alerts to you of any threats.

These threats can stem from DDoS attacks, malware, spyware, hacking and malicious website browsing. If a threat is blocked, you would still have the option to unblock it or to investigate the threat further. Since cloud technology is used, CUJO is constantly being updated so new threats are quickly and easily detected.

CUJO is more than a smart firewall. It is an intrusion detection system offering parental control and allowing you to have peace of mind while your Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being protected. IoT devices include not only mobiles, PCs, tablets and laptops, but also other connected devices such as thermostats and light bulbs. It is intuitive and intelligent, automatically recognizing device names, types, models and OS, making connection seamless and painless.

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