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CUJO Smart Firewall – Best Buy #CUJO


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the CUJO Smart Firewall at a reduced price or for free.  

When people started talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), I never really thought about how that whole concept might affect me and my household.  The IoT is “ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.”  In other words, all the stuff in your house that use the internet.

We’re good with what we have, I thought to myself. We just have a couple of computers and they have security software. Nothing is going to get us. Then we got another computer. And another laptop. Then our daughter moved back home with her computers. Then I realized our cable, security system and home phone are connected to the internet. We have a Nest thermostat. We all have smart phones.

Suddenly, I’m not feeling very protected from viruses, hackers and identity theft.  I need something simple and effective that will create a barrier between our IoT and the bad stuff.

That’s when Best Buy introduced me to CUJO Smart Firewall.

Your home is full of smart devices. They are not protected by antivirus, leaving your home open to
hackers. CUJO Smart Firewall uses machine learning to secure everything from tablets and PCs, to TVs and baby monitors. CUJO Smart Firewall is a smart firewall for the connected home, designed to bring business-level security to the home network. This one device will secure all devices connecting to the WiFi router. CUJO Smart Firewall detects and blocks malicious sites, viruses, and hacks. Think of it like antivirus for your entire network. Plus, CUJO Smart Firewall lets you control what your kids access online and keep them safe.




•         CUJO IS BLAZING FAST (built with 1GB Ethernet)


                  – parental controls for all devices

                  – internet filter

                  – time limits

                  – social media monitoring

                  – pause internet

                  – alerts and reporting

                  – remote administration

                  – user profiles and settings

Set-up was so simple and this little guy is adorable!

The kit comes with everything you need, which is just a couple of things.  Nothing complicated and nothing that would require anything other that basic techie knowledge.  In fact, if you have a kid, you’re probably good to go with the set-up!

If you do have questions, though, there is online and phone support to help.  To start, I downloaded the CUJO app. It’s available for Android and iTunes. Then it was just a matter of activating connecting device to our router and going through the set-up. There’s even a video you can follow to make sure everything is doing what it’s supposed to do. Pretty soon my CUJO was smiling!  It took about a day for it to identify all of our devices, but sure enough, one by one, they were added to the app.

Now we can see if any attempts are made to get into our little IoT and just how vulnerable we were before.  Protect your children, your privacy, and your finances with CUJO Smart Firewall.