BEST HOME FIREWALL APPLIANCE 2020

Personal home security routers and firewall appliances can offer complete control over all of your internet connected devices without the need to install complex software. They are particularly popular with consumers who want to monitor and manage what their children are doing online. They can also be used in small business environments to manage employee internet use. Home Firewall devices have gained popularity in recent years, mainly for their overall value against the amount of internet-connected devices the average home owns. Personal home firewalls are also intelligent and boast machine learning capabilities, which means they are always getting smarter.

Most home security firewall devices connect straight in to your existing modem or router. This means that you can keep your whole family safe online and there is no need to reconfigure your existing router, modem or internet connection. Home security devices like the ones in this list are intended for families, small businesses and those who want full control over their network. Users can now manage all of there internet-connected devices from a central ‘dashboard’ within the security device rather than installing and managing software on individual computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. These devices can help you in protecting your children when they are online and you can also limit access to certain websites, apps, and services.

In the past, there was a downside to using home security firewall devices. The price of purchasing a device to manage all of your internet connected devices was extremely high. Fortunately these devices are now very affordable and very easy to install in to your home network.

#1 BITDEFENDER BOX

Bitdefender Box packs a mighty punch! With an inbuilt 1.2Ghz Dual-Processor and a 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, the Bitdefender Box is amazingly fast.

One of the things users loved is the amount of support offered by Bitdefender’s staff.

Bitdefender box automatically detects and optimizes all of your devices in the first 48 hours after it is setup.

The Bitdefender central App (available on both Android and iOS) allows you to control and check all of your Iot devices. The app is easy to download and easy to use.

The app allows your to see all of the network traffic moving through your Bitdefender Box. It also allows you to set screen time limits and web filtering rules for users. For example, you might want to limit your kids’ screen time to just a few hours after all of their homework is finished. This can easily be done right on the app.

One thing we really like about the Bitdefender Box app is how easy it is to create user profiles and assign devices to them. In 2020, most people have an average of 3 internet connected devices. Allocating these devices to user profiles makes management easy.

Setup Bitdefender Box on Iphone and Android

License Length Included: 1 year subscription to BOX Service and Bitdefender Total Security 2019 Unlimited (security + anti-virus protection for Windows, macOS and Android devices)
Difficulty To Configure: Easy
Things To Be Aware Of: Ongoing subscription costs after 12 months

#2 CUJO AI SMART INTERNET SECURITY

The Cujo home firewall offers 24/7 protection for all devices connected to your WiFi router. Cujo’s artificial intelligence algorithms ensure maximum protection against ransomware, malware and viruses.

CUJO has awesome parental controls that let you set up different profiles for your family members and friends. You can limit social media access and block offensive / dangerous websites seamlessly.

CUJO packs a 1gb ethernet connection so you wont be slowed down when using the CUJO home firewall. The device protects all of your devices including laptops, smartphones, laptops and desktop PC’s.

License Length Included: 12 Months
Difficulty To Configure: Easy
Things To Be Aware Of: Ongoing subscription costs after 12 months

#3 GRYPHON ULTIMATE HACK PROTECTED SECURE ROUTER

The Gryphon Secure Router is one of the lesser-known brands when it comes to home firewall appliances. That doesn’t mean that Gryphon doesn’t have an awesome product! One of the most impressive things about the Gryphon Firewall device is the parental control features. You can easily manage & protect your children online with the Gryphon app (available on Android and iPhone). Features such as content filtering, viewing browsing history and setting bedtimes/homework times make the Gryphon Firewall Device a popular choice with parents.

License Length Included: 12 Months
Difficulty To Configure: Easy
Things To Be Aware Of: Ongoing subscription costs after 12 months

#4 TREND MICRO HOME NETWORK SECURITY FIREWALL

The Trend Micro Home Firewall protects Smart Home Devices including smartphones and computers. With the Trend Micro Home Firewall your personal and financial data are protected from viruses, hacking and ransomware. You can also monitor all of the devices connected to your home network.

Setting up the Trend Micro Firewall is easy, just plug it in to your existing router via an ethernet cable (included with the Trend Micro Home Security Device) then download the Home Security firewall app from your App Store. Once you have the app you will be guided through the setup process. Once setup, you will be able to manage all of your internet connected devices.

Will it protect my smart (iot) devices, like my Smart TV and Internet connected security cameras?

Yes, it will! All devices connected through your existing router will be protected. This is a great feature as a lot of internet connected devices don’t have the ability to have security software installed.

License Length Included: 12 Months of Trend Micro Security
Difficulty To Configure: Easy’ish – Can be a little time consuming to get everything setup
Things To Be Aware Of: Ongoing subscription costs after 12 months

BONUS! CIRCLE WITH DISNEY

Although it is not specifically advertised as a home firewall device, the Circle With Disney device is a great solution for anyone looking to protect their home network.

Circle with Disney is small enough to fit in your hand and easily connects to almost any home router. The Circle with Disney device has a reasonable price for a seriously strong online protection system. Since the device is built by one of the worlds biggest companies, Disney, it is easy to find a lot of help on the official Circle With Disney website and forums.

There are so many great features built in to the device that we have created a full review here for those of you who are serious about securing the online activities of your children. Consumers have been impressed with the devices simple user interface and rewards system.

Circle with Disney gives you the ability to not only limit what your children can view on their devices it also allows you to limit the time they spend on apps and games. One of the great features that has consumers raving is the ability for you, the parent to receive a real time notification on your device when one of your kids has used up their allocated time limit on an app.
Another great feauture of the Circle With Disney Home Friewall Appliance is the app that is included