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How to Confidently Secure Your Home Network

Written by: Isabelle Rupani / March 15, 2023

In today's world, with an increasing number of devices being connected to the internet, home network security has become more important than ever. From smart thermostats and security cameras to gaming consoles and personal computers, most of the devices in a modern home rely on internet connectivity. This makes securing your home network a critical step in protecting your data and privacy. In this article, we’ll discuss six network security tips that can help keep your home secure.

1. Change Default Passwords

One of the easiest ways for hackers to gain access to your home network is through default passwords. Most devices come with default passwords, which are easy to guess or are widely known. It's crucial to change these default passwords immediately after installing a new device.

When choosing a password, make sure to use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid using easily guessable information such as your birthdate, pet's name, or your address. Also, avoid using the same password for multiple devices or accounts. 

Using a password manager can help generate and store complex passwords securely, but many password managers store their data in a central location that can potentially be hacked. PASSPORT by MetaSafe solves this problem by using a decentralized blockchain system. You can get free access to PASSPORT with a subscription to Gryphon Premium Protection!

2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your home network by requiring a second form of authentication in addition to a password. With 2FA, a hacker would need physical access to your device and access to your authentication app or text messages to gain access to your network.

Most devices and online services now offer 2FA. It's essential to enable 2FA on all your devices and platforms that support it.

The Gryphon Connect app features 2FA so that you can log in securely, every time.

3. Update Firmware Regularly

Firmware updates often include security patches that fix vulnerabilities in the device's software. Updating firmware regularly is essential to keep your devices secure. Most devices have an automatic update feature, which you can enable in the device's settings.

If your device doesn't have an automatic update feature, make sure to check the manufacturer's website regularly for firmware updates. It's also crucial to update the firmware of your router, which is the primary device that controls access to your home network.

Gryphon routers allow you to update your firmware right from the Gryphon Connect app so that you can easily keep up to date on all security features.

4. Secure Your Router

Your router is the gateway to your home network, so securing it is crucial to keep your network secure. Most routers are prone to being hacked due to outdated firmware, unpatched vulnerabilities, and more. This is why Gryphon routers were designed with security in mind. Built-in protections and regular updating firmware make Gryphon one of the most secure routers on the market. Plus, automatically set up a guest network that allows visitors to connect to the internet without giving them access to your main network.

5. Use a Firewall

Firewall protections are essential for protecting your devices from malware and other cyber threats. You can add firewall-level security to your Gryphon router with Gryphon Premium Protection. Block all malware, adware, spyware and ransomware. Get real-time security database updates that 

6. Monitor Your Network

Monitoring your network can help you identify and prevent security threats before they become serious. In addition to firewall security, Gryphon Premium Protection offers AI-powered intrusion detection. Get alerted to any vulnerabilities that are on your home network, including weak passwords and unusual network activity. Learn about infected devices and take them off your network immediately with the Gryphon Connect app. 

Try Gryphon for an All-in-One Security Solution

Securing your home network is essential in today's digital age. By following these tips and taking the necessary precautions, you can protect your data and privacy, and ensure the safety and security of your home network. Remember, home network security is not a one-time event, but an ongoing process that requires regular maintenance and updates. 

Home network security can feel like a daunting task, but it can be made simple with comprehensive systems like Gryphon. Monitor and protect your network while also experiencing ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Try the all-in-one security solution today!