Security software provides essential protection against various Internet threats but sometimes it can also create a hassle if you need to update and manage multiple computers at home. You need a tailored solution that is customized for a home network environment with a wireless router.
Introducing Home Network Defender, which is easy-to-install, easy-to-manage security service for homes with Linksys by Cisco routers. Home Network Defender is designed to protect you and your family against cyber criminals and online predators by stopping the threats at the gate before they can get into your home network.
Cisco and Trend Micro have joined forces to offer the first home network security solution with Home Network Defender – Protecting both the router and all internet enabled devices connected to it.
With your new Linksys by Cisco router, you can now do even more with your Internet connection. However, with the convenience of home networking comes the ever growing threat to your online safety. As network and computer threats increase in complexity, it is vital to secure not just your PC, but the network gateway to your home (the router) as well.
Your router has been specifically engineered to enhance you and your family’s protection and increase the manageability of your PCs. By choosing the Home Network Defender service built into your router, you can secure the information flowing on your network and better manage the content viewed by your family.
Home Network Defender also extends the protection to devices, like gaming consoles and smart phones, which connect to your network but may not have any security software installed. In addition to securing all internet enabled devices on your network, you can also manage your security from one centralized location using the Linksys Easy Link Advisor (LELA) console installed on your router. Together with the complimentary light weight PC clients, Home Network Defender safeguards your whole network without sacrificing your PCs’ performance.
Unlike the traditional PC based parental controls, the Parental Controls from Home Network Defender are built into your router. That means it allows you to control both the type of content and the time each device on your home network can access, including PC, Mac, gaming console, and other online devices.
You can assign one of the pre-defined configurations to each device based on your children’s age, or you can set up a customized rule. All configurations are password protected.
When someone tries to access an inappropriate web site, it will be blocked by Home Network Defender, and only an authorized person with the password can override it.
Home Network Defender comes with Trend Micro’s unique Web Threat Protection technology. When you visit a web site, Home Network Defender evaluates its security risk in real time, and block sites identified as malicious based on the security level you chose.
There are 3 security level settings available in Home Network Defender and Medium (MED) is set as default, which is sufficient for most users. You can, however, change it to Maximum (MAX) or Minimum (MIN) to fit your needs.
Home Network Defender comes with 4 licenses of Trend Micro AntiVirus, a light weight PC security solution that defends against viruses and spyware. With the protection at both the router and PC levels, Home Network Defender provides you with a multi-layered security solution that safeguards your whole network without sacrificing your PCs’ performance.
To install Trend Micro AntiVirus, insert the setup CD that comes with your router into the PC. Then, click the "Trend Micro AntiVirus" button on the welcome screen.
Interested in knowing how many threats have been blocked by Home Network Defender, or the activities in your network?
Home Network Defender provides you with an easy-to-use tool to monitor what goes in and out from your network and learn more about the risks associated with your family’s online activities.
You can access the Network Activity Report from the Linksys Easy Link Advisor (LELA) console, or customize and schedule the report to be delivered to your email inbox.