The Hedgehog is a small device from a British startup that protects your home network from various threats — whether it’s hackers (that’s probably unlikely for most of us) or insecure devices on our networks being enlisted in cyberattacks (which is).It was announced at the virtual .
But the Hedgehog isn’t just a firewall, like. Instead, it uses machine learning to track the usual activity on your network and automatically cut off access if there are aberrations.
The Hedgehog includes other privacy-facing features, including the ability to block and whitelist devices, connect to smart home gadgets of all kinds, set up parental controls and more.
The device is available now at a promotional price of $135 (£99, or about AU$170), though the suggested retail price is a steeper $340 (£249).