Sponsored Post: Bitdefender BOX Security for Your Smart Home Michael Kwan February 1, 2016 Extras Back in the earlier days of the Internet, you may have hopped online only to check your e-mail and to waste some time in a chat room. The nature of the Internet has changed so much since then. We submit official forms to the government over the Internet. We apply for jobs over the Internet. We do our banking online. We shop online, sending our credit card information through those series of tubes so we can get a fresh pair of shoes in the mail a few days later.It's all incredibly convenient, but it also leaves us incredibly vulnerable to attacks. If your computer gets infected with viruses, Trojans and malware, you have a lot more to worry about that losing your progress in Rollercoaster Tycoon. And to make matters even more complicated, we have far more products in the home that are connecting to the Internet beyond just our PCs, including our tablets, smartphones, TVs, media devices, gaming devices and so much more. Total Security for Total Peace of Mind With so many threats around just about every corner -- remember Heartbleed from a couple years ago? -- it is more important than ever to ensure that every Internet-connected device in your home is suitably protected, keeping your private data safe without hindering your user experience or performance. For years, consumers have trusted Bitdefender Antivirus to protect their computers against the increasingly wide and progressively scarier cyber-threats posed by the web. And for good reason. In the case of Bitdefender Total Security 2016, you get a two-way firewall, automatic protection with zero questions asked, and the lowest impact on system performance when compared to several of the leading competitors. A big part of the appeal of the Bitdefender solution is that it not only catches the known viruses and malware making their way around the Internet, but the patented algorithms can reveal new and unknown threats in fractions of a second. That's why Bitdefender is widely known to evolve faster than the malware that may threaten your machine. Defending All Your Bits and Bytes As useful and as powerful as these kinds of antivirus solutions may be, they can't protect every device in your home all at the same time. And that's where the Bitdefender BOX can come into the picture. Rather than protecting each of your devices individually, rather than relying solely on a software-based solution, you can protect your entire home network with a single hardware-based solution instead. Bitdefender BOX is quite literally a small white box that connects to your home router and, in turn, protects every device in your home that connects to the Internet through that router. With a good number of router brands and models, the setup and configuration process is effectively automatic. Just plug in the cable, enter your router admin username and password, and you're pretty well ready to roll. This will provide protection not only for the PCs in the home (both Windows and Mac), but also iOS and Android mobile devices, plus the range of smart TVs, gaming consoles, smart appliances and even that smart thermostat you have. Comprehensive Protection in a Box That's really the biggest appeal to the Bitdefender BOX. You get the same antivirus protection that you've come to expect from Bitdefender, but in a box that protects everything on your network silently and behind the scenes. The front-end user experience is largely unaffected, just the way that great protection should be. The Bitdefender BOX currently retails for $199 and comes with one year of service, a 30-day money back guarantee and 24/7 free support. Sponsored post Share This With The World!