Advanced Security is included with a subscription to any Ignite Internet bundle, and is activated in the Ignite HomeConnect App (formerly known as BlueCurve Home App). This feature monitors your home network for online threats in real-time, and alerts you of any suspicious activity. It also adapts to your home network and learns over time to keep up with new threats.


To use Advanced Security, you'll need:


  • Customers with an existing subscription to Shaw Network Security may also use Advanced Security.
  • Advanced Security will not work if your Ignite WiFi Gateway is offline or in bridge mode.

How to use

For existing Ignite HomeConnect users, Advanced Security is activated automatically once you've subscribed to Shaw Network Security. If you haven't used Ignite HomeConnect before, download the free app and login to activate Advanced Security.

With Advanced Security activated, all devices connected to your home network are protected, and you'll be notified in real time if a threat is detected. For more details, visit How To: Use Advanced Security to learn about different types of threats and what to do when you're notified of a threat.

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Advanced Security provides an additional layer of protection for your entire network by:

  • Keeping you protected from cyber security threats.
  • Preventing you from inadvertently accessing malicious sites.
  • Blocking remote access to smart devices from unknown or dangerous sources.


Here's a breakdown of everything under the hood:

  • Remote access protection helps prevent blacklisted IP addresses from accessing devices connected to your home network and vice versa.
  • Security alert notifications provide detailed threat info and notifications to keep you current with the safety of your network.
  • Safe Browsing helps prevent a device on your home network from visiting potentially dangerous websites. Such sites may contain malware, spyware, ransomware, anti-phishing or viruses.
  • Protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks helps prevent devices on your network from participating in DDoS attacks.
  • Home network vulnerabilities scan alerts you if existing vulnerabilities are identified within your home network. A network scan is initiated on demand or based on a scheduled of your choice.
  • Override threat rules to override what Advanced Security has determined to be a threat.
  • Machine Learning supports rapid response to zero-day vulnerabilities.

Learn more: Check out How To: Use Advanced Security for details.

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