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HK$ 333,585
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 22 2019 12:01 PM UTC +00:00.

Pangolin: The Easy Cybersecurity Device

A cybersecurity device that gives you complete control of your online safety, data privacy, and network security.

Pangolin: The Easy Cybersecurity Device

A cybersecurity device that gives you complete control of your online safety, data privacy, and network security.

HK$ 333,585
pledged of HK$ 313,600pledged of HK$ 313,600 goal
147
backers
55hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 22 2019 12:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 NOTE: The pledgeprices you see may be in Hong Kong dollars. The early bird price for the Pangolin converts into $149 USD before shipping and includes a lifetime subscription.


Show all of those pesky advertisers and Internet service providers who’s boss by blocking their ability to track your behavior and serve you unwanted ads.

Too much screen time has become a problem for kids and teenagers. Video games and social media algorithms are designed to keep them glued for hours. Put a stop to this with our parental controls.

By default Pangolin comes in a slick shade of black:

If you would like a little extra flare and customization to your Pangolin, we are pleased to let you know that when you fill out our backer survey you will have the opportunity to choose from THREE additional color options for just an additional $10 per device!

Choose among all white, orange-white, and all orange!

For Kickstarter backers, we're offering Pangolin and a lifetime subscription for a one-time purchase price starting at $149 (device + support)

What's in the box? You'll receive one (1) Pangolin device, one (1) power adapter, and one (1) LAN cable - everything you need!

TeamRed Labs was founded by a diverse group of people who believe in the fundamental right to enjoy privacy and safety while using the Internet with all manner of connected devices. Their vision for a safer digital future begins with the Pangolin, but they have plans to expand further into other areas of cybersecurity that are lacking.

A key challenge during our early development phase was sifting through the dozens of PCBA's (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) out there to determine which would fit the bill.

Of course, this board had to be powerful enough to run all the features of our software, while affordable enough to be accessible to consumers.

To enhance security, we worked with an American Manufacturer in order to design and customize our board. The SoC is manufactured by MARVELL and goes through stringent QA/QC. We worked with the manufacturer to customize the board specifically for Pangolin - we're not just using an off-the-shelf solution.

Flashing occurs separately from the process and each device is checked by our team to make sure the right images are used. Upon completion of assembly on the line, the boards are checked again for tampering through the ARM secure environment and our private server.

Pangolin utilizes DPI for security, if in the event tampering occurs on the devices, we will know through rogue traffic that will be detected on the final QA/QC. We take security very seriously and we have set hardware flags in our software to determine also if a board has been tampered with or not.

Every year more and more homes and businesses are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) - and for good reason: connected devices make our lives so much more convenient.

The downside, however, is that many of the network devices found in homes, including routers, often ship with security vulnerabilities.

Pangolin evolves constantly by collecting metadata on new threats and sending the encrypted data temporarily to our private cloud servers, where the data is analyzed and used to keep the firmware for all Pangolins up-to-date for the latest malware, phishing and other attacks.

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Pangolin offers full protection through a variety of security features, along with a wide range of network management features such as easy-to-use bandwidth controls. If you're only using antivirus software, firewalls, VPNs or routers, you aren't getting the full protection you need for your modern home or small business.

We have worked extremely hard to ensure that Pangolin doesn't cause major slowdowns on gigabit networks. With Pangolin, you can stream your favorite shows and play your favorite games while staying secure - no more worrying about your bandwidth suffering for the sake of a secure network.

Pangolin speed, bandwidth allocation OFF (gigabit connection)

 Normal speed, Pangolin OFF (gigabit connection) 

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Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge in development was overcoming the ambitious task we set before us. There are so many moving parts to a software and device development project, and it took many iterations and non-stop testing of the software before we were comfortable with it. Searching for the right hardware took some time too, as our earlier boards were not up to task of running the software efficiently without affecting areas such as internet speeds. We eventually found a board that had the right power and thermal limits, and the time spent testing and searching was worth it.

Beta testing was a challenge of coordination, as we worked with testing groups in multiple countries such as Hong Kong, the USA, Australia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. We did this to ensure that we worked with as many network setups and ISPs as possible, which helped us fine-tune the Pangolin’s performance. The downside of this was beta testing took a lot longer than we expected. These testing efforts made us much more confident in the end product.

The biggest risk involving this project is the fact that we committed to self-financing our entire R&D and first production run to retain control over the entire process. While we are fortunate enough to have the capital to undertake such a project, it still took some serious planning by our finance team to ensure that we were able to manage the funds for salaries, development fees, hardware tests, design and production – all while determining our road map for the development of future products. We did field offers from a number of interested parties during development; while these were humbling and encouraging, we wanted to be able to do things our way for the first iteration of Pangolin. We are truly putting our money where our mouth is.

This allowed us to maintain our original vision and develop the Pangolin with full consideration for our end users. What you are seeing today is a full realization of our dream: an accessible and affordable cybersecurity solution for homes and small businesses.

From a business perspective, we had to balance out the fact that we did not have a subscription model like our competitors. However, we did not feel that it was good for our customers to end up paying more in subscriptions than they did for the product after a year or two of use. That is why it took a lot of internal planning and discussion before we decided our final retail price. Fortunately, we built a capable team that has worked well together across multiple countries: Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan.

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    Don't know if you can purchase a Pangolin right now, but still want to contribute to our efforts to provide the best in cybersecurity for home & small business? This reward tier is for you.

    For as little as HKD $10 (about USD $1.25), you can help us bring Pangolin to the world. For your donation you will receive:

    - Monthly production updates for Pangolin
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    - Our sincerest appreciation for helping bring Pangolin to life

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