Does Homeshield Basic Include Malicious Site Blocker and Intrusion Prevention

Does Homeshield Basic Include Malicious Site Blocker and Intrusion Prevention
Does Homeshield Basic Include Malicious Site Blocker and Intrusion Prevention
2022-08-14 23:56:51
Model: Deco XE75
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Just upgraded my Deco network with XE75 units. Does Homeshield basic include both of the following without a subscription?

  • Malicious Site Blocker

  • Intrusion Prevention

 

The sites are very vague on this point. Not including them for free would give me the impression these routers don't provide basic firewall protection. 

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Re:Does Homeshield Basic Include Malicious Site Blocker and Intrusion Prevention
2022-08-15 11:45:50

  @Dawgfan Hi, Malicious Site Blocker and Intrusion Prevention are part of Real-time protection and it needs a subscription.

On the HomeShield Basic, it is allowed to manually add the blocked websites and content categories under Parental Control.

Best regards.

 

Please leave me a message if I haven't seen your post and your issue is quite urgent!
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Re:Does Homeshield Basic Include Malicious Site Blocker and Intrusion Prevention
2022-08-15 19:06:19

  @Dawgfan,

Quick Addition Here: On the TP-Link Website there is a page detailing the features that are available when upgrading to the premium service.

 

The page can be found here: https://www.tp-link.com/us/homeshield/

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Re:Does Homeshield Basic Include Malicious Site Blocker and Intrusion Prevention
2022-08-15 20:53:57 - last edited 2022-08-15 20:55:03

  @Riley_S 

 

Thanks for the info. A couple of follow-on questions:

  • With regards to malicious content filtering, what specifically does it do?  How is it different from what McAfee/Norton does or what Windows/iOS build-in security features already do?
  • I'm confused on "intrusion prevention". By nature, isn't intrusion prevention what all routers do? How is "port intrusion prevention" different from what a router just does by the fact it is a router?

 

Thanks.... Kent

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