Firewalla Purple Launches to Stop Network Hacks at Home and Secure Remote Work
New device provides privacy controls and cybersecurity for consumers and people working from home
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 1, 2022 — As the WFH transition continues gaining momentum, securing home and small business networks, two of the biggest targets for malicious attacks, has never been more important. Firewalla, a leader in consumer-friendly plug-and-play home and small business firewall devices, today announced its latest offering, Firewalla Purple. Operating at gigabit speeds, the Firewalla Purple makes cybersecurity, parental control, and privacy protection simple, affordable, and powerful.
Firewalla Purple brings enterprise-grade protection in a small, portable device that you can take on the go. That means you can secure data if you’re working at home, your local coffee shop, a hotel, or a vacation home. Firewalla Purple protects devices from cyberattacks; offers advanced insights into your network; safeguards your personal and business data; monitors and controls internet usage, including dynamic content filtering; blocks unwanted ads; and has a built-in virtual private network (VPN) server and client.
“We created a piece of hardware that gives you full visibility into exactly what’s happening on your home network and offers you simple ways to control it,” said Chen. “This product has been tested and used in more than 100 countries, and now we get to bring a new level of security and control to everyone.”
Cyberthreats aren’t limited to large corporations with deep pockets capable of paying ransoms. In 2015, Firewalla founder Jerry Chen realized that his daughter’s baby camera had been hacked and there were no simple, cost-efficient resources to restore his sense of privacy. He founded Firewalla so that other families didn’t have to go through the same thing.
Through Firewalla’s powerful rules engine, you can take full control of your home network and block any port, domain, IP address, activity, or web page. These tools make parental control easy. With the tap of a button, you can restrict internet access, stop any devices from playing online games, block social networking or malicious and adult content, monitor online activity, and receive online activity alerts.
Firewalla Purple is a full-featured router, managed by the intuitive Firewalla app. Connect it directly to your ISP modem and take your home networking experience to the next level or transparently bridge two networks together by inserting Firewalla Purple in the middle.
Firewalla Purple can also be installed in as little as five minutes to augment the existing router in simple mode without changing existing wiring.
Firewalla offers powerful home cybersecurity that’s accessible, affordable, and easy to use. Since it was founded in 2016, Firewalla has sold network protection solutions to thousands of customers across more than 100 countries. With a team made up of former Cisco engineers who have real-world experience running corporate information security, Firewalla is working to secure the world’s internet. Learn more at Firewalla.com.
Gregory FCA on behalf of Firewalla