Today we will be taking a look at an exclusive bit of home network based security equipment to keep you safe while online in the comfort of your armchair, the Bitdefender Security Box. For years, PC and technology enthusiasts have always had a lurking enemy that has developed as we have, that being viruses and other malicious applications. With it becoming more and more difficult to defend as our platforms develop and the way we use technology, we often find ourselves using different software packages on different devices to repel any unwanted bugs. Luckily, Bitdefender has come to the rescue and released a very cool device which assists with scanning your home network based devices for any potential threats to security.
For those of you not too familiar, Bitdefender originated as an antivirus software based company offering full support to any and all electronic devices with network connectivity through Wi-Fi / Ethernet / 3g / 4g. Their mission statement goes on to reflect this with; “A trade of brilliance, data security is an industry where only the clearest view, the sharpest mind and the deepest insight can win — a game with zero margins of error. Our job is to win every single time, one thousand times out of one thousand, and one million times out of one million. And we do. We outsmart the industry not only by maintaining the clearest view, the sharpest mind and the deepest insight but by staying one step ahead of everybody else – be they black hats or fellow security experts. We load the brilliance of our collective mind into our Dacian Wolf brand’s avatar. This brilliance is our super-power and we place it at the core of all our game-changing products and solutions. The luminous Dacian Wolf brand avatar is now on our customers’ side, powered by engineered intuition, created to guard against all dangers hidden in the arcane intricacies of the digital realm.”
Moving back on to the product at hand, the Bitdefender Box costs $129 and comes with one free year of service. After that, protection costs $99 a year for an unlimited number of devices. This isn’t such a bad deal, with it in mind that the Bitdefender Total Security covers only three devices and the Box allows for full coverage on all of your devices within the year service. Once you begin to think about how many devices connect to your Wi-Fi network on a day to day basis, the Box quickly starts to look like a very good deal.
With this information in mind and the capabilities of this simplistic little box very much clear, we can progress our review and see what all the fuss is about.
Information on the Bitdefender Box can be located lower down on this page here, under the heading “Box Tech Details” but we have included them in this segment for your ease of use.
- iOS 9 and later
- Android 4.1 and later
- Windows 7 (SP1) and later (32 and 64 bit)
- Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.1 in
- Weight: 3.24 oz. / 92 g
- Color: white
- Management apps: iOS 7.0 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
- Bandwidth: 100Mbps