A connected home has a high
number of devices connected to the Internet and/or to each other.
connectivity has become a norm, and more and more products and devices are
equipped with technologies that allow them to connect to the Internet. A
research study carried out by Gartner Research* predicts that the global
number of devices connected to the Internet will reach 26 billion by 2020. Some
researchers forecast a figure as high as 100 billion IoT (Internet of Things) devices by the end of this decade.
An average home already today has more than five devices connected to the
Internet. If the above predictions come true, in the near future, our homes
will have more than 50 devices simultaneously connected to the Internet.
By design, traditional security
software is not able to handle the protection of all these devices. This is
where F-Secure SENSE steps in. It is able to protect every device in your SENSE
network, be it a mobile device, a desktop device or a smart device that you
cannot install security software on.
F-Secure SENSE uses a three-layer protection system consisting of the
SENSE router, the SENSE app, and the F-Secure Security Cloud. The SENSE app
also adds an extra layer of protection within the SENSE network for those
devices that can run the app.
Furthermore, if you are using the standalone version (not part of the
F-Secure TOTAL package) of SENSE, for the Windows, Mac or Android devices that
leave the home network, the SENSE app provides protection on the go. With
desktop computers and laptops running Windows or MacOS, the SENSE app can be
installed on up to 25 devices in total. This means either 25 Windows PC devices
or 25 Mac devices, or a combination of both up to the 25-device limit; for
example, 20 Windows PC devices and 5 Mac devices. If you happen to exceed this
limit on your desktop devices, or have any other questions on this topic,
Note: If you have bought SENSE with the F-Secure TOTAL package, the TOTAL
package contains the endpoint protection apps both for your desktop devices and
for the devices that leave the home network. For more information, see article
How do I take F-Secure TOTAL into use?
* Middleton, P., Kjeldsen, P., &
Tully, J. (2013, November 18). Forecast: The Internet of Things, Worldwide,
2013. Gartner Research.