Dojo-Labs is an Israeli start up that debuted their concept for an Internet security device back in November of 2015. While they were expecting to ship product in March of 2016, this didn't happen until over a year later. Presumably this was due to the acquisition of Dojo-Labs by Bullguard
, a company dedicated to making it "simple to protect everything in your digital life—from your data, to your identity, to your Smart Home." In June of 2017 Bullguard released the Dojo which is a home network security device designed to keep all of your devices safe, including IoT devices. This is accomplished by using enterprise grade security, smart detection and prevention, and intelligent learning.
Dojo by Bullguard is a small white rectangular network device that has two Ethernet ports and a black pebble. The pebble is designed to be your visual indicator to the state of your network and can be remotely mounted from your network, unlike the base unit which needs to be connected via an Ethernet cable to function. The unit comes with a full year of protection built in, and a matching warranty which can be extended. Before taking a look at the sample provided for review, let's cover some of the published data on the Dojo, taken from the official product page
on their website.
» Multi-Layer Smart home network security
» Managed Firewall
» Intrusion detection and prevention
» Distributed security engine (local and cloud based)
» Web filtering
» Protection against viruses, malware, ransomware, botnets, command and control, etc.
» Safe browsing with double verification per device
» Behavioral analysis for enhanced security and privacy protection
» Intuitive chat-based mobile app
» Automatic device detection and onboarding
» Automatic network assessment
» Multi Factor authentication for remote access
» Micro segmentation
» Supports unlimited connected devices
» Remote management and support
» Router and Bridge mode support (Bridge currently disabled)
» Flexible device and network management (Static and dynamic IP, port forwarding, device blocking, device properties)
» 24x7 multi-channel customer support (email, chat, call)
» Parental Controls - coming soon
» Certifications: FCC, UL, CE RoHS
» Retail package Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.5 " x 8.63 " x 3.88 "
» Retail package Weight: 8.32 lbs (Actual product weight only 2.3 lbs)
» Processor: Dual Core 1.2GHz
» Flash Memory: 4GB Flash
» SDRAM Memory: 2GB DDR SRAM
» Ports: 2 x 1Gbps Ethernet Ports
» External Power Supply
» Input: 100-240V ~ 0.3A 50-60Hz
» Output: 12V DC 1.7A Max
» Plugs: interchangeable plug US/CA, EU, AU/NZ, UK, Other countries (currently shipped with US plug only)
Dojo by Bullguard App:
» Available for iOS and Android
» Minimal requirements: iOS 8.2 or Android 4.3
Automatic Device Discovery and Categorization:
Dojo discovers all the devices on the Wi-Fi network and automatically assigns them to appropriate security groups. This provides a tailored security policy for each device and enables constant monitoring and mitigation of both internal and external attacks.
Dojo has smart firewall capabilities, keeping the home network and smart connected devices secured from any malicious activity and hacking attempts.
Smart IPDS (Intrusion Detection and Prevention System):
Dojo provides a managed enterprise-class intrusion detection and prevention system. Its smart IPDS is constantly updated by the latest threat detection policies specifically designed to meet any IoT vulnerabilities.
Secure Web Proxy:
Dojo provides a managed secure web proxy capable of interacting with the other modules to enable secure and private web access to all the smart connected devices on the user's network.
Network Behavior Anomaly Detection:
It is a device and application aware cybersecurity service capable of automatically adjusting the security envelope by constantly monitoring the device "behavior". Dojo's cloud-based security engine continuously analyzes the metadata provided by every Dojo in the network and uses advanced proprietary algorithms to detect security and privacy breaches. By using advanced anomaly detection and behavioral analysis techniques, Dojo can detect ongoing large scale attacks and privacy breaches. This knowledge is translated into dynamic policy updates that keep all the Dojos used by our customers constantly updated with the latest knowledge. Dojo is the only crowdsourced security platform that uses the contribution of all its community to better secure its members.