SEATTLE – April 2, 2012 – IronGate Security Networks™, the industry’s first security as a service provider for the home, today announced that it began beta of its patent-pending iHomeDefender™ managed security solution that provides total security for the home, as well as complete control for how kids access the Internet, use social media, play online games, chat and more.
“Most parents are not network administrators, nor are they security experts,” said Ron Brahy, Director, Web Systems at the company. “Despite this, parents desperately want their home computers and devices to be safe from hackers and malware, as well as they want the ability to control where their kids go online and for how long. With IronGate Security Networks, a parent can have total security and complete control of their home network without having to be a PhD in Computer Science.”
IronGate Security Networks’ solution – iHomeDefender – is a complete, zero-touch solution, which means a parent has nothing to install; the company does it all – system configuration, user set-up and home installation. Unlike traditional software security suites, there are no per client license limits, there is nothing to take up disk space and nothing to slow computers down.
With automatic virus updates every six hours, consumers get a first-line defense against viruses, worms, trojans and adware that can harm computers or any other wireless device in the home. Additional intrusion prevention (IPS) technology, which is normally reserved for corporate network environments, stops hackers and automated intrusion attempts before they can reach home PCs, applications or data.
Adding to this, the iHomeDefender utilizes the latest in next-generation hardware firewall technology. Unlike software-based firewalls that only function on the PC that they are installed upon, iHomeDefender inspects data packets at the home-internet gateway, which means every web-enabled device in the home is protected. All the network and web traffic is inspected before it ever hits a computer or gadget.
Parents who are tired of yelling at their kids to get off the internet or stop playing online games will appreciate the automatic network control features that can limit individual web access time, and also specific web applications, regardless of what device their child uses. For example, a parent can have Facebook turn off at 9:00 p.m., but have the Internet say on until 10:00 p.m. so that a child can get homework done.
Additional content filtering and website blocking features give parents the ability to block not just porn, but an unlimited number of undesirable websites, as well as prevent access to 70+ categories of web content, ranging from “alcohol and tobacco” to “weapons” on a per child basis.
Brahy concludes, “Nothing good ever happens at 2:00 a.m. – whether it’s a hacker trying to steal your personal information, or it’s your kid surfing the dark corners of the internet – with IronGate Security Networks, parents can put a stop to both from happening on their home network.”
For more information about IronGate Security Networks or its iHomeDefender solution, please go to: www.IronGateSecurity.net.
About IronGate Security Networks, Inc.IronGate Security Networks™ provides internet security for consumers who want business-class protection against hackers, identity thieves, and other sources of malware, spyware, viruses for all the devices in their home network, as well as in-depth parental controls for how their kids access the web, use social media, online games, chat and more, via the company’s iHomeDefender™ managed security solution. IronGate Security Networks and iHomeDefender are trademarks of IronGate Security Networks, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.