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Getting to know the Linksys Shield powered by Trend Micro

Linksys Shield is a premium tool for parents to filter internet content on your kids’ devices.  The four age-appropriate filters are preset to allow or block categories of internet content.  Each category and its subcategories are fully customizable to meet each family’s needs.  You can also enter specific websites that will override a filter – always blocking them from a device.
 
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Linksys Shield Features
  • Subscription-based service with in-app purchase
  • Select preset filters for different age ranges (Child, Pre-Teen, Teen, and Adult)
  • Category filter – Apply to up to 14 connected devices
  • Customize categories – Fine-tune what your kids can see online
  • Block entire categories – Keep kids safe from explicit content
NOTE:  You can also take advantage of the free Parental Controls feature that will allow you to pause internet for a device, schedule a pause, and manually block up to 10 websites.
 
Requirements
  • Linksys app version 2.8.0 or later
  • Velop Tri-Band (WHW03 or WHW03 v2) with latest firmware
NOTE:  If you have a mixed network with other Velop nodes (e.g. WHW03, WHW01, WHW01P or VLP01), make sure the WHW03 is the parent node.
  • Linksys cloud account

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