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The world's first home network security device


In the early 2000s, I co-founded a company called Spam Cube. At Spam Cube, we invented, developed, patented and sold the world’s first home network security connected device called the Spam Cube.

The Spam Cube was priced at $150 and stopped spam, viruses and phishing threats on up to 4 computers by simply plugging it in-between your router and broadband modem.

Anti-spam protection was built into the device. Anti-virus and anti-phishing technology were delivered to the device via an optional managed security service called Security OnDemand, which sold for $52 per year.

The Spam Cube launched in March of 2006 and was tested and reviewed by many tech journalists, including Tom Spring of PC World and David Pogue of the New York Times. David Pogue featured his review of the Spam Cube on the front page of the New York Times business section. Spam Cube's website, spamcube.com, won a WebAward for outstanding achievement in web development.



A picture of a Spam Cube
Spam Cube retail box
The back of a Spam Cube retail box showing the user how to connect it to their home network
Spam Cube's Smart Installer software
Spam Cube's dashboard user interface showing a user how many spam emails, viruses and phishing emails were blocked
Another Spam Cube dashboard showing a user how many spam emails, viruses and phishing emails were blocked, but in bar chart format
More Spam Cube dashboards, this one is showing a user how many spam emails, viruses and phishing emails were blocked, but in line chart format
Another Spam Cube dashboard, but this time showing how many spam emails, viruses and phishing emails were blocked over a specific time period
Spam Cube's web-based user interface navigation panel showing a user: real-time statistics, the security on-demand software-as-a-service feature, general options, parental controls, reboot, live help and logout
Spam Cube's security on-demand software-as-a-service feature showing McAfee and Norton Anti-virus options, as well as anti-spam artificial intelligence (AI) aggression settings

Joseph P. Marino talking to Rob Simmelkjaer about the Spam Cube on ABC News Money Matters
Spam Cube in the New York Times. A picture of a the front page of the New York Times business section featuring a review of the Spam Cube
Second page of the Spam Cube New York Times review written by David Pogue
Spam Cube featured in PC World Magazine. A picture of the review was written by Tom Spring
Spam Cube in T3 Magazine
Spam Cube in the Chicago Tribune RedEye
The Spam Cube featured in InformationWeek
Spam Cube in Computer Shopper Magazine