InternetGuard Data Saver Firewall- An App to Protect Data

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InternetGuard Data Saver Firewall is an application categorized under “Tools” in the Google play store. This application is developed by SheikhSoft and has content applicable to individuals aged three and above. It is compatible with Android version 5.1 and above and was recently updated on April 01, 2020. The current version of the application is 2.27 and the size of the application is 8.3 MB. The application does contain ads. It is available in Google Play and offers in-app purchases. This application has more than 1,000,000 installs and has been reviewed by more than 10,600 users giving it a 4.1 rating in the Google Play Store.

The app and domain can individually be allowed or denied access to your wi-fi and/or mobile data. blocking access to the internet can help reduce your data usage, save your battery life, increase your privacy for your contents, take control of your mobile apps, easily allow/block app connectivity, block background app activity, be alerted when new apps access the internet and block adult websites.

The main features of this application are that it is quite simple to use as it is user-friendly; it provides Android firewall protection with the Root not required; it does not allow calling home; tracking or analytics of your content will not allowed; the app is always actively developed and supported; it supports devices with Android 5.1 and later versions of it; the IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP are also supported; tethering feature is supported by this app; it allows you to have multiple device users; it optionally allows when screen on; it optionally blocks when roaming; it also optionally blocks system applications; it helps with the automatic launch of device startup; it automatically identifies applications currently installed on your mobile device; it identifies and notifies when newly installed apps access the Web; it sets Allow/Block, on a per-application basis; it supports disabling background activity for selected apps; it can get you full data usage visibility; it offers a material design theme with light and dark theme; it is able to log all outgoing traffic, search and filter access attempts and export PCAP files to analyze traffic; it can Allow/block individual addresses per application; it allows new application notifications and helps configure InternetGuard directly from the notification; it can display network speed graph in a status bar notification and you can select from five additional themes in both light and dark version.

The InternetGuard Data Saver Firewall is the only application that has no-root firewall and still offers all these features. This application creates an illusion of being on top of the data usage chart because InternetGuard uses your device’s VPN package to create a firewall. As every data packet sent or received by your apps passes through the VPN, all the incoming and outgoing data traffic gets attributed to InternetGuard. The good part, however, is that InternetGuard Data Saver Firewall application now comes with its own Data Usage feature which will allow you to check data usage for each app. To view the usage, you choose Data Usage from the home screen.

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This app is based on VPN interface, which is the only way to implement the firewall on no-root devices. It works as the proxy between the common apps and the servers. The app doesn’t steal your data or send even one bit of its own.