When enabled, Advanced Security in Ignite HomeConnect continuously monitors your home network to automatically block suspicious activity and inform you of potential security concerns, plus presents options to address them. Advanced Security analyzes activity sent through your Ignite WiFi Gateway modem and can complement traditional antivirus software with intelligent cyberthreat protection for all your connected devices. There’s no additional hardware or software to install.
Here’s a breakdown of the key features of Advanced Security:
Monitor: Advanced Security monitors for virtual intrusions from websites containing malware/spyware/bots/phishing, as well as unauthorized remote access attempts to your smart devices from hackers in real-time. All devices connected to your home network are covered, including computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, as well as other internet-enabled consumer electronics like TVs and stereos, and smart home devices like thermostats, cameras, bulbs and switches.
Block: Advanced Security uses Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to monitor and analyze WiFi traffic, and will automatically block suspicious activity in real time. It can prevent you from inadvertently visiting malicious sites and becoming a victim of phishing attacks. It can also block unauthorized access attempts from open ports, any suspicious device activity on your smart home devices and attempts for targeted network attacks like a denial of service.
Inform: Advanced Security alerts you when devices are behaving in unusual ways that could indicate a network threat and allows you to review a list of digital security-related actions from the past 7 days on the Security dashboard in the Ignite HomeConnect App. You can also choose to allow access for certain blocked activities, which temporarily overrides the block.