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Networking Guru Changes His Tune: Loves Router Limits for Parental Controls

Parental controls from Router Limits can now be deployed on any network with the new RL-Mini. Customers will love it, and integrators get a share of the recurring fees. Bjørn Jensen · February 22, 2017 Recently, I wrote about leveraging some free tools from OpenDNS to allow clients to manage their own content filter and […]

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How to Keep the Kids from Hacking OpenDNS Parental Controls

Bjørn Jensen · December 21, 2016 For quite some time now we have been offering content filtering with our pre-configured network solutions. In fact, we have some of the most robust ways to do this but when you take it to a higher level it is very intrusive for a homeowner, forcing them to install […]

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President of WhyReboot named HTSA Person of the Year for 2016

At the recent fall HTSA conference held at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, vendor awards were given out recognizing vendors, products, and people who made a special contribution to the success of the organization this year. “For HTSA, 2016 was an incredible year of renewed vigor and growth. Not only have we achieved new […]

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Netflix vs. VPNs: What Integrators Should Know About Network Security

Netflix wants to quash users who try to game the system with proxy services. But law-abiding clients who disable VPNs in order to watch Netflix could jeopardize their network security. Bjørn Jensen · February 19, 2016 My favorite client sent me an Engadget article the other day about Netflix and its war against VPNs. Netflix has begun […]

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Unsecured smart home systems leave homeowners, enterprises vulnerable

by Joel Griffin Created: August 26, 2014 This article originally appeared at SecurityInfowatch.com The proliferation of connected home devices has opened up a wealth of opportunities for alarm dealers who can offer customers the ability to remotely access and control things, such as lights and thermostats, by integrating them into their home security system. For […]

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How to Protect Clients from Home Automation Hacker Bots

CNN recently published a sensational piece about “Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet.” Unlike search engines like Google that scour the Internet for Websites, Shodan scours the Internet for IP addresses – that is, anything attached to anything that connects with the Web. That means the search engine doesn’t just discover your home […]

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