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Pangolin - Simple Cybersecurity for Home & Small Business

The easy-to-use cybersecurity device that gives you back control of your online safety and privacy.

Pangolin - Simple Cybersecurity for Home & Small Business

The easy-to-use cybersecurity device that gives you back control of your online safety and privacy.

HK$ 113,291
pledged of HK$ 313,600pledged of HK$ 313,600 goal
72
backers
36days 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 pledge prices you see may be in Hong Kong dollars. The early bird price for the Pangolin converts into $149 USD before shipping.

Pangolin also includes an easy-to-use ad-blocker that gets rid of invasive ads and tracking. This can be toggled on specific devices.

After the fast and easy setup, you can sit back and leave it to Pangolin to keep you and your home or small business protected.
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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.

Almost any kind of information or data can be stolen via the many types of connected devices in your home or business.

By default Pangolin comes in a slick shade of black as shown below:

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!
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.

We're offering Pangolin and lifetime support for a one-time purchase price starting at $149.

Other competitors charge subscription costs that can add up. You can save hundreds of dollars by using Pangolin!

Over a three year period, protection from Pangolin only costs $149. Have a look at how much you would be spending with a few other services.

"I truly enjoyed watching frustrated hacking attempts (figuratively) going “Splat!” on Pangolin’s shields in the daily summaries. It was a good feeling knowing so many things were being caught before showing up on my family’s devices!" - Gary Theis, Chief Technology Officer at Wego.com

"Pangolin successfully and intelligently blocked suspicious traffic on my network, allowing me to see what my devices were connecting to. Frequent updates to their threat database helped isolate incidents that normal network surveillance would otherwise miss. While many other devices exist, this one shines for its much higher ease of use factor, and ability to manually block any network device you find questionable from the app. It also appears to be quite comprehensive at detection.  Would I buy one? Absolutely." - Andrea Levinge, Business Owner / Security Focused Software Developer

"Being in the business of installing smart homes and audio video systems, I use my personal home for testing the products that we use for our clients. This resulted in my home network having plenty of IoT devices ranging from smart speakers, CCTV, home automation devices, IP enabled audio and video equipment and a media server.

I didn’t know that all these devices were at risk of getting infected. True enough, when I plugged in Pangolin in my home network it automatically locked down my media server from the internet since it detected malware in it. I would never have known there was an infected device in our home. It's great to also know that a device can keep our home constantly protected from anything malicious on the internet. It’s truly a must-have for all modern homes!" - Wesley Lim, Owner AVDI - Smart home and enterprise integrator

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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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.

Our developers 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) 

What's in the box? You'll receive one (1) Pangolin device, one (1) 12v 2A adapter, and one (1) LAN cable - everything you need!

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.

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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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