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Project Sierra is an easy-to-install, complete system that allows everyone to access the internet anonymously & protect their data

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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 31, 2014.

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*NEW PROJECT UPDATES!

  • The NEW EARLY BIRD SPECIAL reward gets you Project Sierra for just $45 and is limited to the first 50 backers. Next up is the KICKSTARTER SPECIAL reward – it gets you Project Sierra for $50 and it’s unlimited!
  • We’ve eliminated ALL Project Sierra subscription fees – they’re no more! That means once you purchase the Project Sierra network encryption device, you’re ready to securely surf the web with no additional monthly fees!

Project Sierra – Security Simplified

Project Sierra is a consumer-grade, Android-based, plug-and-play network device that connects to a global network which enables you to use the internet anonymously and encrypt all of your network traffic.

Unlike other web anonymity systems, Project Sierra is affordable and easy to use. With no prior knowledge of web security or proxy use, you can protect your data and internet use from “traffic analysis” by simply plugging Project Sierra into your modem and joining the Sierra Network. This system is able to encrypt data and web usage on any device connected to the modem’s internet. Project Sierra uses an international network of proxies to allow you to run your data through a third party IP address and protect your location.

You may already have software or a browser add-on that helps with this, but Project Sierra is the only simple solution that protects all of your traffic from all of your devices. Browser add-ons only protect the traffic that’s routing through your browser, so chat applications, email clients and more are still vulnerable. Beyond that, any software installed on your computer doesn’t protect your data that you’re sending from your phone, tablet or other devices.

What makes Project Sierra unique:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to install
  • Requires no previous computer or encryption knowledge
  • Covers multiple devices at once
  • Connects directly to your modem

Why do you need Project Sierra?

With Project Sierra, anyone can enjoy the benefits of web anonymity and traffic encryption by simply plugging in the device.

As the internet becomes a more integral part of society, so do its risks. Tech-savvy internet users have been aware of the dangers of unprotected IP addresses for years and have been securing their data by using proxies, VNCs, SSH tunnels, and other complex means to gain anonymity. Project Sierra seeks to bring this same level of security to everyone, even if you didn’t understand what you just read!

So what is at risk?

When you access the internet, it’s through a local and specialized IP address. Every modem has its own address which is also connected to the local ISP. So any information sent from your home can be intercepted by even the most inexperienced hackers or data thieves. Most cyber-attacks are directed at your known IP address. When you create a connection between your computer and the Project Sierra servers, your home network is given a layer of security that you do not currently have. Your information will not be seen, only the Project Sierra server IP will be visible to the world. This protects your data from being vulnerable to “traffic analysis” which allows hackers and other third parties to access information about your location, spending habits, and behaviors.

Websites, such as Shodan, have made it easier than ever for third parties to access private information through the internet. With Shodan, anyone with basic computer knowledge can easily search through a database of online systems and gain access to them with a click. These systems can be anything, from the central heating system of an elementary school, to the wireless baby monitor that sits in your child’s bedroom and even your own laptop or cell phone camera. Privacy is harder to ensure than ever, Project Sierra seeks to make privacy easy.

What you’re vulnerable to without Project Sierra 

  • Geographically restricted internet access-
  • Throttling
  • People intercepting information between your computer and the final location
         Credit card numbers
         Banking information     Social security numbers 
         Private pictures, videos or emails      Geographic location
  • Third parties tracking your internet history and search queries  
  • Hackers connecting to personal online devices
         Baby monitors
         Security cameras
         Central air systems
         Cell phones, laptops and tablets

The Sierra Network

The Sierra Network runs your IP address through third party proxy servers to allow you secure and anonymous web access. The network is based on HTTPS security protocol, making the level of security identical to standard HTTPS websites like banks or email accounts, which makes it very difficult to spy on or throttle users with Project Sierra. Also, users will be able to choose the country where the traffic/connection is established, allowing you to bypass geographic restrictions and protect your location.

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About Us

My name is Kerry C. Cox, Jr. and I am the founder of Simplified Network Solutions, LLC and the Lead Designer of Project Sierra. My combined experience comes from more than 10 years serving in the U.S. Army, working for Fortune 500 companies, and Government institutions. I have been involved in designing, deploying, and managing mission critical systems and networks. My love for computers and curiosity of how they work has inspired me to create Project Sierra in order to protect one’s identity and location online. My ultimate goal with this project is to provide the average person with the comfort of security.

Risks and challenges

As with most hardwares and softwares, the biggest risk for production delay is unknown costs. Through multiple prototypes and redesigns, we believe we have solved most of the mechanical and electrical issues but as we work to improve Project Sierra and make it the best possible product, future improvements could cause unseen issues. We will be working with a third-party manufacturer for mass production, so possibly challenges could arise in communication and efforts between two companies. However, both the team behind Project Sierra and all affiliated partners are qualified and reliable individuals who will do everything in their power to ensure that Project Sierra is successful.

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    CHEERS TO SECURITY: Cheers to your contribution too! We’d like to thank you with a double-stacked shot glass and t-shirt with the Project Sierra logo.

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    NEW EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: This reward includes one Project Sierra device – but hurry, this special price is limited to the first 50 backers who really believe in Project Sierra and understand the importance of online privacy.

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    KICKSTARTER DISCOUNT: This reward includes one Project Sierra device - believe in Project Sierra and understand the importance of online privacy!

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    VERY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: This reward includes one Project Sierra device plus a one-month subscription to the Sierra Network – but hurry, this special price is limited to the first 75 people who really believe in Project Sierra and understand the importance of online privacy.

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    EARLY BIRD: 100 early adopters and trail blazers will receive their Project Sierra device at 65% off the projected future retail price plus a one-month subscription to the Sierra Network!

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: This special price for one Project Sierra device will only be available to Kickstarter backers! We appreciate your faith in our company and want to reward all backers with this one-time-only, discounted price. This offer also comes with a one-month subscription to the Sierra Network.

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    DOUBLE PACK: Receive one Project Sierra device for you and another for someone you want to protect! This two pack of Project Sierra devices also comes with a three-month subscription to the Sierra Network for each unit!

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    FULL SECURITY KIT: This package will include one Project Sierra device plus a two-year subscription to the Sierra Network.

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    SILVER BACKER: This package will include one Project Sierra device plus a three-year software warranty (that means you’ll get another Project Sierra device for FREE when we make any upgrades to the initial or future models) and a three-month subscription to the Sierra Network

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    GOLD BACKER: This package will include one Project Sierra device plus a five year software warranty (that means you’ll get another Project Sierra device for FREE when we make any upgrades to the initial or future models) and five years of access to the Sierra Network.

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