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Network Scanning App Aims to Make Connectivity Security Worries Obsolete

By Ken Briodagh November 21, 2016

In a recent announcement, Fing, a free network scanning app with more than 15 million downloads, is looking to shakeup the IoT Smart Home connectivity establishment with the launch of its Fingbox, an all-in-one affordable network and security toolkit for homes.

The company is making the Fingbox available via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, a sure sign of its counter-establishment status that comes with real accountability as users line up and expect big returns. The campaign aims to raise $25,000 to put the device into mass production and bring easy to use network security and troubleshooting features to homes around the world. The device itself is a box that unlocks a set of premium features on the free Fing mobile app that costs $50 through the campaign and will be $80 once it hits retail.

“Today’s homes are in the dark about what is happening on their network, especially when it comes to security. Homes need a simple tool to manage their connected technology and protect themselves against threats,” said Domenico Crapanzano CEO, Fing. “We have listened to thousands of Fing users which have asked us for more control and better oversight of their networks. Fingbox lets anybody secure their home network and troubleshoot their Wi-Fi problems.”

The features unlocked with the Fingbox include user friendly security and troubleshooting tools for Smart Home networks. They include:

24/7 Network Security: Fingbox automatically finds all devices on the network, regardless of brand, and continuously monitors status.

Intruder detection: It detects network intruders and enables the blocking of intruder devices.

Identify Bandwidth Hogs: Users can visualize bandwidth distribution and which devices are consuming the most broadband.

Wi-Fi Sweet Spot: Fingbox’s interactive Wi-Fi Sweet Spot finder enables users to find the best and worst places for home Wi-Fi connection.

Parental Controls: Users can block or allow the devices the kids are using, such as tablets, mobile phones and gaming consoles.

Alerts: Alerts can be configured for new devices, intruders, device status, network, family and guests.

Internet Speed: Real-time and historic Internet speed is displayed in the apps through automated speed and latency testing.




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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