LAD: LateralAccessDevice

takes you back to before the Internet

LateralAccessDevice (LAD) is a software module that does not require Windows or Linux or an other OS. All you need is a computer and LAD on a USB stick. LAD boots up, inspects if your computer hardware is compatible and, if so, it converts that computer into a LateralAccessDevice™ system -- a fully-functional, state-of-the-art network appliance with the following capabilities:

  • It allows you to see the computer network traffic that goes to and from specific devices.
  • It allows you to block that traffic individually.
  • It allows you to create password-controlled access to specific devices.

In short, it is a drop-in replacement for your firewall/router, with a lot more features.

LAD gives you full visiblity into whether your "smart" TV (or something else) is spying on you, your computer is infected with malware... and a way to simply disconnect it. Not only that, by doing so each device, like your laptop, computer, surveillance camera or TV, loses the ability to spy on your other devices. But you gain the ability to see who they are talking to, what they are saying and block it if you don't like what you see. With LAD you can literally see every communication that goes through. The LAD system is designed so that you can see everything, block everything and account for every packet.

In practical terms, it is as if LAD takes you back to:


A problem with your computer didn't mean you should check all your bank accounts, as if your wallet had been stolen.

The TV and VCR were just a TV and VCR, and couldn't watch you.

Cameras couldn't sell your privacy to the world.

The phone was just a phone and the fridge was just a fridge and none of your appliances were spying on you.

Now everything is connected and a problem with your appliances and electronic gadgets could be a bit of ransomware, could indicate an infringement on your privacy, or could result in a problem with your financial life. But how do you know?

While our always-on interconnected gadgets provide certain benefits and conveniences, sometimes you just need to disconnect. More precisely, most of the time most of the gadgets should be disconnected from the Internet and almost all the time from each other, except for when you need them and, even then, only connected to the right places, not the whole wild world of the Internet.

LAD takes you back to before the Internet, not temporally, but in the sense of having more control over what your computers and appliances and electronic gadgets connect to, when and what information they share with the outside.


While you may get malware on your computer, with LAD it's defanged because it cannot connect to anything (just like before the Internet). While on its own that security camera would be happy to let everyone see everything, either by design or because it got hacked, with LAD you can either disconnect it completely from the Internet but retain its video functions, or control access through LAD with or without an additional password so that only you can connect to it remotely when you wish. While your camera and microphone enhanced smart TV can surreptitiously spy on you and send your data to the manfacturer or third parties (including unsavory ones), with LAD you can restrict its communications to just the ones you want to allow, with no exceptions. Use your computers and gadgets for your own purposes, not theirs. When it's bed time, let it mean bed time for your devices, too. With LAD you set the limits.

LAD is a purpose-built, multi-dimensional tool for network management and control. It is a variant of our Lateral Firewall, with emphasis on controlling access, and with limited packet capture ability. In simpler terms, it is an all-in-one networking system that you run on your own hardware. It converts your computer into the single piece of equipment that you need for accessing the Internet securely. Most users would need just LAD and their modem to connect — no additional firewalls, routers and etc.

LAD lets you see what is going on throughout your network. It lets you instantly see "under the hood," down to the individual data packets. It lets you monitor, restrict and manage the devices on your network. It lets you record all or portions of your network traffic automatically to your own encrypted storage. If you see something going on that you don't like, you can cut it off and still be able to do the things that you want to do. LAD lets you disconnect the adware, malware and other unwanted communications while retaining the functions and functionalities you have grown to expect. Rather than disconnecting yourself, disconnect THEM.

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LAD: LateralAccessDevice is software that turns a computer chassis into a high-performance, multi-purpose Internet / network tool that combines multi-dimensional firewalling, network monitoring, access control, packet capture, DNS, NAT and a host of other applications into one easy to use, integrated, high-security package. You can get it already preinstalled on a computer from your own vendor or you can download it directly from this website. The software is the same either way, though the version might be different.