Sky Useful Pages: Sky Broadband Shield

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In 2016, it’s hard to imagine a home without a broadband connection. Over the last decade, almost everything we do in our homes has been touched by the Internet. Our calls now happen through Skype or Facebook, our TV seamlessly blends live programming with streaming services and or ovens can now be set via an application.

With all that being said, the Internet is far from the most secure place. From hackers to viruses, there are any number of malicious things out there which could do harm to your computer or personal data. That’s why Sky launched their Sky Broadband Shield page to help customers protect themselves from online threats.

But what is the Sky Broadband Shield, and how can it help you? Let’s take a look.

What is Sky Broadband Shield?

Sky Broadband Shield is a free tool that comes with your Sky Broadband package.  At its most basic, the Broadband Shield is a web blocking programme which ensures that any website you go on has been vetted to ensure that it isn’t malicious.

What that means for you is protection from dangerous phishing scams, fake websites and other threats. However, it can also be configured to perform a range of other services for you. For example, it can block pornography, set age limits on certain websites or even block certain websites all together.

Best of all, it works across all devices. So, whatever device you or your children happen to be browsing on, you’ll all remain safe, secure and free to enjoy the internet without fear.

How can I configure the Sky Broadband Shield?

No two internet users are the same, so it stands to reason that you’re going to want to fiddle with the settings of your Sky Broadband Shield. Doing so is as easy as heading towards the configuration page. Whilst you’re there you can also sign up for a free trial of McAfee Security Suite, which will protect you from malicious files and much more.

Once inside you can set custom filters for things like pornography, file sharing websites, weapons, dating and much more. You can also turn off the Sky Broadband Shield here, but beware that you’ll be left with no protection from malware of phishing.

Can I get the Broadband Shield without Sky Broadband?

Sadly, the only way to get the Broadband Shield is to be a customer. Broadband Shield is included in all Sky broadband packages, so whether you’re on their ultrafast fibre contract or Sky’s most basic broadband package, you can have access to the Shield.

How can I sign up to Sky Broadband?

Singing up for Sky Broadband is as simple as ringing the Sky broadband number and speaking to a member of their customer service team. They’ll help you get on a package which suits your needs and even help you get set up too. Alternatively, you can sign up for Sky simply by visiting the website.

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