[Product Update] New Bitdefender BOX feature lets you create a secure guest network
Whenever you share your Wi-Fi password — even if it’s only with friends — you put your home network at risk. But what if there was a way to let your guests browse freely using your connection while keeping your holiday pictures private?
Bitdefender BOX now lets you safely add your friends’ mobile devices to your Wi-Fi network without putting your privacy in danger.
Introducing Guest Network access
Guest devices may carry unknown issues, such as viruses that can infect your home network and make it vulnerable to attacks.
That’s why Bitdefender BOX, your smart home cybersecurity hub, now includes Guest Network, allowing your friends to connect to your home Wi-Fi without jeopardizing your privacy and security. Your devices won’t share the same connection with your visitors’ mobile phones, tablets or computers.
This way, if a guest device is infected, your main network will remain shielded from threats such as Trojans and other types of malware. As they’ll only use your Wi-Fi on the guest network, visitors won’t have access to any of the resources you are sharing with your family, like photos or other information you wish to keep private.
How does it work?
Guest Network allows you to create two separate networks: one for your family and one for temporary visitors. Everyone will enjoy Wi-Fi access, without threatening your family’s safety and privacy. This feature is easy to use, and you will have complete control over what happens in your network.
How can you configure Guest Network access?
- Start by creating the guest network from Bitdefender Central app. You will need to set a separate password.
- Share your network credentials with your guests. When they connect to the guest network, their devices will pop in in your Bitdefender Central app.
- All your guests’ devices will remain visible in in your Bitdefender Central app even after they leave your network, and you will be able remove them whenever you want.
- You can easily switch between the guest and home networks, but none of the devices connected to your guest network will have access to devices in your home network.
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