Since I became an entrepreneur in March of this year, my entire livelihood now relies on my laptop and iPhone. Every penny of income comes from work on those two devices.
I use my computer to write blog posts, write books, and do digital marketing. I use my phone to do social media marketing for a few clients and myself.
If my laptop or phone, or both, got compromised by malware or a hacker, it’d be a nightmare. A total disaster! I couldn’t imagine being without one for multiple weeks.
So, in the beginning of July, I searched for a security system for my digital devices. I’ve learned my lesson about being proactive to prevent future problems, and not waiting until they happen and then picking up the pieces.
As you can see below, my curiosity led me to tweet about it to my followers.
After tweeting that, I did more research and found exactly what I was looking for: the Bitdefender Box.
What’s The Bitdefender BOX
The Bitdefender BOX scans your entire home network to search for and prevent any security weaknesses. Put simply, it protects all your devices and guest devices connected to the internet. Think of your phone, iPad, laptop, PS4, home security system, and more.
The software comes in a compact, white box and blocks any malicious attacks, viruses, unauthorized access, and data theft. Think of accidentally clicking on a spam site or downloading a malicious email attachment, but being kept safe from it because of this device.
Setup is extremely easy, too. All I had to do was plug the BOX into my router with the provided Ethernet cord, download the iOS app (also works for Android), sign up for the service, and connect the BOX. It took less than 10 minutes.
Once it connected, the BOX immediately discovered devices on my network and started monitoring them. Now I can check the status on my iPhone app to see if there are any vulnerabilities or network issues. Easy enough.
Clearly the future is here, and it’s cool.
Why’s Home Network Security Important
I mentioned how my entire financial health depends on my home network and devices, so that’s why it’s important to me. Besides that, I wouldn’t ever want someone else to steal my identity, credit card info, or bank account log-in to do damage.
It’s also obvious that your home is becoming more digital each year and the smart home is on its way, if it’s not already here.
Homes nowadays can have almost everything digital, such as speakers, webcams, lights, security systems, door locking systems, smoke detectors, vacuums, and refrigerators. Instead of going through the hassle of individually protecting each one with software, the BOX solves it all.
With all these devices, protecting them from malicious traffic and viruses is nothing but a smart move. Let them go unprotected and who knows what could happen. Again, with the BOX actively monitoring all suspicious network activity, there won’t be digital break-ins for my devices.
In other words, I won’t have to worry about any black hats.
Considering my livelihood is all internet-based, securing my network was especially important to me.
I don’t know what will attack or when, hopefully it never happens. But my mind rests knowing I have the Bitdefender BOX to protect my digital devices and online personal data. Peace of mind is priceless.
Even if your livelihood isn’t all internet-based, a virus or hacker taking personal data could give you a headache of problems down the road. That’s why when you can get one device to protect you against it, like the BOX, it’s worth it.
You Can Get Your Own Bitdefender BOX In This Giveaway
There’s an awesome opportunity for you if you’re interested in securing your data.
You can actually win a BOX for free because the people at Bitdefender are giving away devices to lucky winners.
To enter, just answer what data is most important for you to protect by commenting on this blog post below or on my social media channels. Each separate comment will count as one entry. And the giveaway entries will be accepted in the following ways:
- Blog post comment
- @reply tweet using #ProtectedByBOX hashtag and follow @BitdefenderBOX Twitter account mentioning @BitdefenderBOX on Twitter
- Comment on Facebook post
- Comment on Instagram photo
This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 19, 2016 (Read: Full Giveaway Terms & Conditions.)
Or if you want to ensure you get this device regardless of the giveaway, you can order it now for a limited time pricing of $99 at bitdefender.com/box. The BOX’s retail worth is $199, so that’s a nice deal.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bitdefender. The opinions and text are all mine.