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Firewalla: A Simple Cyber Security Solution

Firewalla

Firewalla is an all in one simple and affordable intelligent shield. It can be used to secure all of your digital things. It can protect your family from cyber threats, control kids’ internet usage, and even protects you when you are out using public Wifi.

Private Security Guard.

Firewalla works like your private security guard. It continuously scans your home for security vulnerabilities. It gives you warning of any potential risk. It will alert you of active cyber attacks and block them if needed. Now you don’t have to be scared of your devices being hacked again.

Protects You And Your Family.

You will no longer need to reach back to your router and unplug that dirty wire or power cord in order to shut down the Internet for your kids. With Firewalla, you will always know what your kids are doing. It can also block them if needed. Or with one single touch it can turn on family mode to block malicious and adult content. A build-in VPN server will protect your privacy while using public Wifi. So this way you can enjoy the free Internet access and avoid any identity theft and data leakage.

Open Source.

Firewalla device source code is open. It is open to inspection so you know your privacy is valued. Also it is open to extension. So anyone will be able to contribute and bring in functionalities. Firewalla uses open hardware which is widely used by many different industries. Open hardware allows you to further reduce cost and bring this saving to you.

Flexible.

The Firewalla platform was engineered to be highly extensible. The flexibility of the Firewalla designs allows the company to deliver future features ten times faster than other companies.

Features that they are thinking of:

1. Tor: for anonymous browsing.

2. Shadow Socket: A security proxy can’t even be blocked by censorship.

3. More enhancement for parental control.

4. Internet/wifi quality monitoring and diagnostics.

Artificially Intelligent Cloud.

Firewalla is powered by an Artificially Intelligent Cloud. This cloud constantly learns from all the connected devices. It actively uses this knowledge to automatically mitigate attacks by sending updates to all connected homes through encrypted channels. User data is fully encrypted and locked. You have the key to it. Firewalla cloud will never know what web address you visited. Also it has no idea about what kind of data was sent between your device and the Firewalla.

iOS App.

Cyber security shouldn’t be complex and intimidating. With the right software, cyber security can be made as simple as tapping on a few buttons. This can be done using the Firewalla iOS App. It is already available in the app store. Using the device, you can access your Firewalla device around the world with strong encryption. You can also receive notifications on security and behavioral alerts. Many of the important functions can be activated with just one tap, with the help of the app. There is also going to be an Android app soon.

What The App Tells You:

  • Risk Report: Perform automated security scans, and report any device that shows potential risk.
  • Device Discovery: Keep an inventory of all the devices on the network.
  • Analytics: Advanced behavior analytics that tells you what is going on in your network.

Up-And-Running In Minutes.

  • Connect your Firewalla to a power source and your main router.
  • Launch the app on your mobile device and scan the barcode.
  • Monitor and Manage your device from anywhere in the world with military strength encryption.
  • No password is required.

Coming Next Year.

All communications from the app and the Firewalla box are encrypted twice. The keys for encryption are stored on the phone and on your box. The Firewalla cloud is ‘zero-knowledge’. ‘Things’ stored inside are either encrypted or not useful. The first batch of products are already produced. The mobile app has been available since December 2016. The whole solution has been on trial in a few hundred homes already.

Nisarg Shah

Nisarg Shah, an aspiring personnel associated with Nimblechapps Ltd – SmartWatch Development Company designated as Business Development Manager, handles the Sales and PR department. Being a person from the Technical Background and a Master in Computer Applications, he acts as a bridge between the layman requirements of the client and technical aspects of the developers. With the industry experience of 2 years in Sales and PR, he serves as an intermediary between the clients and organisation.