Las Vegas-based home network security company, Itus Networks, announced on Thursday (August 7th) the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new device, the iGuardian. It features a completely new approach to home Internet security for consumers and aims to change the way home users address network security.
The average consumer cannot reliably secure their home Internet connection at an affordable price. Most devices connected to networks in U.S. homes that are currently vulnerable of breaches by cybercriminals. Today, a consumer’s only options are antivirus or routers. Although these are simple and somewhat effective, antiviruses are not comprehensive and only block attacks when the threat has already reached the computer. Alternatively, routers are not primarily built for security, relying on outdated technology to protect and give a false sense of security.
In addition, connected homes today feature a vast array of unsecured devices that allow cybercriminals to easily breach home networks, steal personal data and access social accounts. Some unsecured devices include the following:
- Smart TVs
- Cable boxes
- Game consoles
- Security systems
- Smoke detectors
With an affordable price and a simple installation, iGuardian wants to provide families access to enterprise-class threat protection from their home Internet connect. The device is based on Linux open-source and designed to block cyber attacks, filter out malware, and undesirable content. It auto-installs in five minutes and requires zero configuration or technology knowledge.
Co-founder of Itus Networks, Daniel Ayoub, stated, “We’re very excited about iGuardian being widely available to families across the U.S. thanks to Kickstarter. The iGuardian sits at the source, right where the Internet enters the home. It instantly protects all wired and wireless devices connect to the home network. It’s an absolute game changer for home network security.”
Itus Networks is currently seeking $125,000 for the iGuardian, and since its launch, the campaign has raised $13,781 from 112 backers. Its set to close on September 12th.
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