Avast 2015 new feature: Home Network Security scanning
Nowadays, security is team work: Software and hardware should work together to achieve the most complete protection possible.
Complete protection is why the developers at Avast Software decided to include a security feature called Home Network Security (HNS) in the new Avast 2015. HNS is all about scanning your router for vulnerabilities and identifying potential security problems that open the door to threats. Routers are the weakest security point in many home and small business networks these days, so this is a very valid and needed feature.
Here comes the problem. There are zillions of different routers available around the world, but the majority of users just acquire one "that works and is not so expensive” or they get whatever their ISP gives them. That means the security is already compromised. HNS has been conceived to solve these major threats:
With Home Network Security on all Avast security products, we can translate this into security protection for you. This 7-part series published on the Avast blog this month will show you what to do to enhance your network security and how Avast can guide you through the task.
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Before we continue, know that there are a lot of free guides available from the major router manufacturers that provide step-by-step information. Take a look, for instance, here. Look for your model and read a bit. Remember, all you learn will work toward protecting your network. You can also download and install a router detector that could help you in this job.