GlassWire Promises Free Network Monitoring and Protection with Free Firewall

GlassWire Promises Free Network Monitoring and Protection with Free Firewall

In today’s fast-paced environment, every small and growing business owner requires fast and reliable Internet connection to run an operation effectively and to remain competitive. While you might have a good internet, unauthorized WiFi connections might be slowing your connection and that’s where GlassWire comes in.

GlassWire — a free to download software — visualizes all your network activity so you can save bandwidth, improve your internet connection quality and protect your computer from malware.

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Once installed, the software continuously monitors the network for suspicious activity, sending you polite warnings once it detects such an activity. You then get the opportunity to block the potential threat with the software’s built-in firewall management tool.

The software also visualizes all your network activity in a simple to use graph.

A quick click on the usage tab will give you a snapshot of the applications and hosts that are accessing your network from your computer. The Firewall tab will show you the applications that have accessed the internet so you can block the ones that are wasting your bandwidth or violating your privacy.

The software also automatically resolves host names so you are able to tell what your computer is communicating over the internet. However, the most interesting thing about this software is that it allows you to monitor other PC’s on your network and you always get notified when new unknown devices log onto your WiFi network. The software’s time machine also allows you to see your network’s activity for the last 30 days.

Nonetheless, it is important to note that GlassWire is not an anti-virus software. However, it can augment your antivirus software to provide your business with much-needed extra security. The software uses limited resources so you don’t have to worry about it slowing down your computer.

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Antony Maina Antony Maina is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. His beat includes social media, general business reporting and exploring how people relate to technology. With a background in freelance writing, he is a contributor to other tech websites and can be found at Word4Bloggers.

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  1. This is great. I think that it comes in the right time where there is so much to be worried about network activity. Every small business owner need to know how to get equipped in this area.

  2. So what this does is that it looks at suspicious activity in your network. Then what does it do?

  3. I hope this is not one of those applications that close your website when it feels something funny. There is nothing more devastating than a website that is down when there is no threat.

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