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Firewalls are that kind of software most of the people don’t understand. But with cybercrime on the rise, they are a crucial component of every Windows installation.
For beginners: Firewalls monitor and control the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. That means, they protect your PCs from online-attacks and help you spot possible malware like trojans that might be sending out your data in a clandestine way.
Unlike other solutions, Glasswire makes actually fun. Its groundbreaking interface helps you understand what is really going on as alerts, graphs, menus and options are defined in an intuitive way.
Another smart factor is that GlassWire actually manages the Windows firewall through its API instead of replacing it. This keeps CPU usage down and puts you at no risk of bugs as the Windows firewall is tried and trusted by over a billion Windows users over many years.
All traffic will be categorized visually by Apps, Hosts and Traffic Type. A long-term history helps you spot breaches, attacks or risks by looking backwards. You also see which apps put heavy load on your internet connection.
And on top of it it has some features you will never get in similar solutions. Let´s just name three of them.
Who’s on your WiFi or Network? shows a list of devices on the network and alerts you when devices join or leave. With that feature GlassWire gives you full transparency who is surfing on your account and block hackers or sneaky freeriders like neighbors around your flat.
Webcam and Mic detection alerts you when an app with network access uses your webcam or mic. Nobody will be able to see you in your underwear without you knowing, hackers can´t use your microphone to record conversations at your place without you knowing.
Lock down mode blocks all network connectivity while you’re away. Why should your PC be online without you? GlassWire puts this feature at your fingertips.
You definitely should test out the Free version of GlassWire. If you go for GlassWire Basic, Pro or Elite, you will get a 25% discount using the coupon code “winbuzzer” until November 15.
Here are the additional features of the paid versions. You might want to check out the GlassWire website to get a detailed overview about the product and each feature.