Home Router Internet Security
In today's digital age, home internet security and parental content control are of utmost importance. With the increasing use of the internet, our personal information and devices are at a greater risk of being compromised by cybercriminals. Therefore, it is crucial to have proper security measures in place to protect our online privacy and sensitive information.
Salem Fiber requires each house to have an Internet router/firewall and most of our customers provide their own WIFI router but we do offer the option to rent a router from us for $15 per month. By renting a router from us, you'll receive the added benefit of having Salem Fiber manage the WIFI in your home, ensuring that your router is updated and current and that your home has proper WIFI coverage.
Here are some of the protections that your home router provides:
A home router comes with a built-in firewall that blocks incoming traffic from untrusted sources. This helps to protect your devices from malicious attacks such as viruses, malware, and hacking attempts.
Network Address Translation (NAT)
NAT is a technique that allows your router to hide your device’s IP address from the outside world. This makes it difficult for attackers to target your device directly.
A home router supports various encryption methods, such as WPA2, that provide a secure connection between your devices and the router. This makes it difficult for attackers to eavesdrop on your online activities.
Most home routers come with parental control features that allow you to restrict access to certain websites and content. This is particularly useful for parents who want to protect their children from inappropriate content.
A home router also provides a guest network feature that allows you to create a separate network for your guests. This prevents them from accessing your main network and helps to protect your devices from any potential threats.