Embracing a Healthy Family: CUJO Smart Internet Firewall Scores a Win in Providing Peace of Mind for Myself and Children

CUJO Smart Internet Firewall Scores a Win in Providing Peace of Mind for Myself and Children

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

Safety in today's world expands not only to the exterior life outside of home but with technology, we have to be diligent to what occurs inside our home.  Threats are never ending if you are connected to the internet and when you add children into the equation, it's even more imperative to install protections that will aid in their safety.  It's really confusing as to what you should have installed to protect your family and your children and now that I've discovered CUJO, a smart firewall that connects all our devices in our home, I feel more secure.  It's a business level security system but within my own home. Its convenient with one device that connects to my WiFi router and provides protection by detecting and blocking malicious sites, hacks and viruses on all my devices.  It's a great piece of mind knowing it's providing antivirus protection for my entire network and as a bigger bonus, CUJO allows me to also control what my kids are accessing online further protecting them.

CUJO has another feature I love that allows me to access and control CUJO with my smartphone app.  With it's build in 1GB ethernet, it provides blazing fast speeds catching all those tricky viruses and hacks before they can cause havoc.  Installation was easy and although I had some issues setting it up, the CUJO support team was phenomenal with wanting to help and I have a good sense that they are merely a video call/phone call away should I ever need assistance.  User error in setting it up was my only issue as I found out!  I was able to activate and get it moving along all on my phone.  Note, the threats detected photo was taken right after I connected so there would be no threats found at that point.

This screen quickly alerted myself that all was ready and I could proceed.

The menu allows you to access all the features via your Smartphone which is convenient and great!

This screen allows me to see all the devices that CUJO is monitoring.

If you do have children, you will like features such as:

  • easy parental controls for all devices
  • internet filters to allow you to control what your children access
  • time limits equate to no more monitoring and tracking time
  • social media monitoring because we know this is a growing issue with bullying and more
  • pause internet capabilities 
  • alerts and reporting
  • remote administration for those times you can't be home or near where your children are
  • user profiles and settings

Overall, I found the CUJO easy to use, quick to set up and activate and I feel more confident that our personal information is safe from hackers and our children can play online without fear of malicious viruses, hacks or even unsafe information they might find.  Being able to control time online, content and more is truly a blessing for myself.  Even though I found the CUJU face cute, my grandchildren were a little afraid of the cute little glowing eyes at first. It's easy to just turn it around so they won't see the glow.  Given it's small appearance, it blends in anywhere and the cords are good lengths to allow it to be plugged into the wireless router and electrical outlet.  I highly recommend the device.

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Unknown said...

I have not heard of this. I think it is great for those that have lots of electronics in the house and want simplification.

clc408 said...

I like that Cujo protects against viruses and hacking. It would also give peace of mind to parents to keep their kids safe online.

Unknown said...

I haven't heard of CUJO before. BUT with recent news of data breaches I am increasingly worried about having the right protection on our important info. I just need to commit the time to find whats right, I will check it out!

Sara said...

This sounds like a great service.

Unknown said...

I'd be interested in giving this a try. I have seen it advertised a few times and was unsure what it was all about. Your post explained a lot! Thank you!

Julie said...

I had never heard of this product before, I love how it can keep everyone safe.

Buddy Garrett said...

I haven't heard of it but I think it is a great idea.

Julie Waldron said...

My daughter's are grown but this is a great thing to have. While the internet is fun, it can also be a dangerous place for children. It would certainly give peace of mind.

lilyk said...

I haven't heard of CUJU before. What I like about it is the built in 1GB Ethernet.

Trisha McKee said...

I love the child controls. Especially the timer. I think it is so important to monitor a child's activities and time spent online. This just makes it easier.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I have not yet heard of Cujo, but from your great review, it is well worth looking into. I love this great review.

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