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Spam cube promises a malware free future for home network users

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Amazon UK has a nice Christmas present: A network based malware blocker. Plugging this cube into your network will automatically eliminate annoying spam, such as ads for drugs. While it currently only filters E-mail, there are future firmware upgrades in the works that should offer effective anti-virus and anti-phishing protection. The 11.5 x 11.5cm cube will cost £99, which covers the hardware and automatic updates.


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is this like a hardware firewall or a communication filtering device?










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Fantastic product. Easy for Mr (or Mrs) Consumer to plug in.

But wait a minute. Shouldn't my router be able to do this? Are our routers underspecified? I've got a Netgear FVS328 uber-router multi VPN thing, and quite honestly, for the max 20 connections is has running at any one time, there is so much horsepower just being wasted in this router.

Seems like a better router / better router firmware could do all of this stuff on board.
 
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Fantastic product. Easy for Mr (or Mrs) Consumer to plug in.

But wait a minute. Shouldn't my router be able to do this? Are our routers underspecified? I've got a Netgear FVS328 uber-router multi VPN thing, and quite honestly, for the max 20 connections is has running at any one time, there is so much horsepower just being wasted in this router.

Seems like a better router / better router firmware could do all of this stuff on board.
True, a a firmware upgrade would be nice but I doubt it will happen... routers of the future will probably have these features though.