Protecting children wherever they access WiFi at home
With the added protection of Zyxel’s AiShield service, users of the Multy X mesh WiFi solution can make sure they keep the whole family safe from the hidden dangers of the Internet, says Luke Harley, Market Development Manager EMEA for Consumer and LTE at Zyxel.
The big advantage of Zyxel’s Multy X mesh WiFi solution is that it allows you to provide great wireless access throughout your property. It overcomes problems that some users might have previously experienced when they were trying to access the web from an attic room, or a study at the other end of the house, for example.
That means the kids can get great performance when they are trying to get their homework done up in their bedroom, or away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen or living area.
But it also makes it harder for parents to keep a watchful eye over their kids and exactly what they are accessing on the Internet. This is a real issue. We are all aware of just how vulnerable young children can be to the many threats and dangers that they might inadvertently encounter while they are online.
This is why we’re very pleased to announce that Zyxel AiShield protection solution is now available on our Multy X mesh WiFi solution for the home. With AiShield, parents can manage profiles for individual members of their family – or everyone in the household. They can completely block access to specific or certain types of websites and applications. It’s also possible to put time limits on access, so you can prevent the kids staying online for too long. You can also block access instantly if you need to – and restore it just as quickly later on.
In addition to this, AiShield provides intelligent, AI-driven defence against all kinds of malware, viruses, ransomware, and phishing attacks. It will even provide protection for other devices that are connected to your home WiFi, such as voice-activated speakers, smart TVs and security alarms.
But for parents, having the ability to take control of what the kids access, and when they can go online is the biggest advantage. Multy X customers can download AiShield onto their smartphone and control access and make changes from anywhere. It’s available on Apple IOS and Android and available free for 30 days. After that it can be purchased for a very affordable annual license.
With AiShield, you can take full advantage of the benefits that Multy X delivers and get the added protection of Zyxel’s cloud intelligence network to safeguard your children and other family members from the hidden dangers of the Internet. It’s a very small price to pay for the higher level of parental control and peace-of-mind it provides.