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One simple thing you can do to protect your kids online.

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pcdoc

Yes it will.  That was the main driver behind some of the things I did.  I have many stories to tell about security. 

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LoneWolf

One other note:  You can use OpenDNS Family Shield.  You can use it as DNS provided by your server/router's DHCP, or statically on individual workstations.  It's a really easy first step, prior to adding additional software to machines.

 

How to configure your router:

https://support.opendns.com/entries/46060260-FamilyShield-Router-Configuration-Instructions

 

Description of FamilyShield:

https://blog.opendns.com/2010/06/23/introducing-familyshield-parental-controls/

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pcdoc

One other note:  You can use OpenDNS Family Shield.  You can use it as DNS provided by your server/router's DHCP, or statically on individual workstations.  It's a really easy first step, prior to adding additional software to machines.

 

How to configure your router:

https://support.opendns.com/entries/46060260-FamilyShield-Router-Configuration-Instructions

 

Description of FamilyShield:

https://blog.opendns.com/2010/06/23/introducing-familyshield-parental-controls/

 

Good options.  As this is free, everyone with kids should look at this options.

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itGeeks

One other note:  You can use OpenDNS Family Shield.  You can use it as DNS provided by your server/router's DHCP, or statically on individual workstations.  It's a really easy first step, prior to adding additional software to machines.

 

How to configure your router:

https://support.opendns.com/entries/46060260-FamilyShield-Router-Configuration-Instructions

 

Description of FamilyShield:

https://blog.opendns.com/2010/06/23/introducing-familyshield-parental-controls/

That is really sound advice and a service I personally use in combination with Sophos. Layered protection at work. :)

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LoneWolf

In my case, I'm a Watchguard Certified Systems Professional on their firewalls, so I get a firewall for home/lab use at a serious discount with a three year UTM subscription that's basically free on top, plus all the extra-license features.  Otherwise, I probably would build a small dual-NIC box to run Sophos on, or alternately, I'd probably use a retired SonicWall NSA 2xx firewall as we get them at work now and again.

 

I'm running a new Watchguard T-30W as I've just re-upped my certifications for the next two years.  UTM means reputation-enabled defense, gateway antivirus, intrusion prevention, advanced persistent (0-day) threat protection, and a few other nice things.  Their VPN setup is also relatively easy to do.  One PoE port is built in if you want a camera or WAP to run straight off it.  You can also run OpenDNS Family Shield as your DNS too, or set up VLANs so that only a segment of your network (e.g., the kids side) gets it.

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