HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7580n HTPC Protect Your Family
Much like flies on the windshield as you drive off the showroom lot, a new computer can attract all manner of predators. Fortunately, D-Link manages to squeeze multiple levels of network protection into a box that looks small—even compared with my twins. It offers parental control, a firewall, and hardware- and software-based defense against viruses, spyware, spam, and pop-ups—on up to four PCs. Instead of running several different programs on each protected computer, Securespot smartly installs a single application that interacts with the always-on-duty Securespot device. The hardware configuration is a snap—just drop it in between your broadband modem and router, and add AC power. Then, just follow with a quick-start installation wizard. The Web-based setup also allows for user modification and monitoring via the Web.
• Securespot DSD-150, $100