With the current state of the Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) cyber-security, there is a great need for a real and meaningful security standard that can be deployed to homes. FIREFX has developed a product that can be professionally designed and customized to address the security needs of the 21st century smart home.
The FIREFX Network Guardian is a Next Generation Firewall & Unified Threat Management (UTM) device that replaces the traditional router/firewall in a smart home, adding superior performance, proactive IoT protection, cyber-security and data protection. The Network Guardian does this by combining a military-grade intrusion detection/protection platform and firewall to the traditional router in a superior hardware chassis.
Just as a home security system ensures your physical safety, the FIREFX Network Guardian ensures your cyber-security. The Network Guardian is the first dedicated security router/firewall designed specifically for IoT smart home and small to mid sized business deployments. With pre-configured monitored VLANs for control systems, PC/wireless devices, guest access, and kid-safe protected Internet access, the Network Guardian can be fine-tuned by a professional home systems integrator to meet your specific needs.
How does it work? In simplest terms, the VLANs create a separation in the network traffic, allowing for granular content filtering and creating inspection points as traffic traverses the router. As traffic crosses between VLANs or goes in or out of the router, it is carefully inspected for known threats by comparing it to threat patterns that are downloaded twice daily to protect your network from emerging viruses and malware. In addition, the Network Guardian continually analyzes your traffic, learning what is normal and flagging suspicious traffic for closer scrutiny. Traffic identified as malicious is immediately shut down, protecting the entire network from cross contamination.