This little item just hijacked it’s way to the top of my must have list. They say it’ll be released next month at about $180. Now, just to set the record straight – I’m a security freak, plain and simple. I have more security built into my home network than most of the enterprise networks I come into contact with on a daily basis. Not a little more, much more. Why do I love thee, little Yoggie Pico? Let me count the ways:
– Parent control system
– Transparent email proxies (POP3; SMTP)
– Transparent web proxies (HTTP; FTP)
– Intrusion detection system
– Intrusion prevention system
– Adaptive security policy (ok, this is kind of double counting IPS)
– Multi-layer security agent (Patent pending)
– “Layer-8” security engine (Patent pending)
And to top it off – it’s been graced with my other geek passion… speed. This device would be totally unremarkable if it tried to do all of the above using the CPU that I’m simultaneously using to whip your butt with in BF2. Instead, it offloads almost all security-related processes from your PC to it’s own dedicated Intel 520MHz PXA270 processor.
Since I pay $30/yr to ESET for my NOD32 subscription, the cost of the annual sub to this guy pays for itself. Since it does AV plus a whole lot more… there’s several other apps I can ditch too.
Now my only question left is this – what can I sell on eBay to rummage up the cash to get myself one? I just sold all of my good stuff to get my 22″ LCD and my 8800GTS. Might have to break down and sell the old Cisco router and switch… don’t really use them anymore anyway.