Protecting IoT Devices and Networks without servers

The world has changed and today we are supporting many business networks that do not have servers. We are also seeing the wave of IoT devices or smart devices coming into businesses and we also know that most of you have some such devices at home too. It’s time to secure them.


Doorbells, security cameras, printers, smart switches, mobile phones, thermostats, lightbulbs, wifi, smart powerstrips, Amazon and Google devices, drones, tablets, desk phones, keycards, etc, etc. Everything has a brain these days which means that they all have software and they are on the Internet and need protecting. Traditional firewalls don’t manage these types of devices. It takes new technology to manage new technology.devices

I have been testing one such device, the BitDefender Box2. They are marketing it to the home but it will also handle small offices and segmented networks where IoT devices are being managed. In short we should be able to use it just about anywhere.

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This device is very reasonably priced. It is not a full firewall but it is specifically tuned to protect these types of devices. The retail price is $249 with an annual $99 subscription requirement. It includes an unlimited number of device licenses (though there probably is a practical performance limit). It also includes BitDefender anti-malware protections for any connected devices that can accept it such as mobile phones and tablets. We’ll be able to get you about a 10% discount on this price using our sources.


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Harbor Computer Services is an IT firm servicing Southeastern Michigan. We work exclusively under contract with our clients to provide technology direction and either become the IT department or provide assistance to the internal IT they already have. We have won many awards for our work over the years, including the worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2010. We’re the smallest firm to have ever won this most prestigious award. Most recently we were recognized as one of the top 20 visionaries in small business IT by ChannelPro Magazine (2015). And in 2016 as the top Michigan IT firm for Manufacturing. There are a few simple things that make Harbor Computer Services the best choice for your business. •We are Professionals •We are Responsible •We are Concerned About The Success of Your Business.

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