As we have more and more connected devices at home, to install malware detection software on each one gets difficult. There might a way to change it. A Wi-Fi router which can control Internet access on every connected devices via an app has just launched the campaign on Kickstarter.
The Wi-Fi router ‘Gryphon’ has a built-in software monitoring connected devices for unusual activities as it plugs into a broadband modem. With Gryphon, devices connecting via Wi-Fi such as smart thermostats and webcams can be controlled as cyber attack. The router can also scans ordinary traffic with antivirus tools.
According to Gryphon, the router filters the incoming data streams to clean up and prevent malware from entering the home environment. Gryphon will constantly sync with the threat database from Kaspersky, a service provider in internet security, to help against virus outbreaks via IoT devices.
The founder of Gryphon Online Safety, John Wu, came up with the idea when, as a father, he needs to filter what information his children access online and to block inappropriate content for the children.
As there are quite many devices at home, including laptops, smartphones and tablets, it’s not easy to install complicated monitoring softwares on each connected devices. He then started to design a router which can seep through the information since every device access the Internet via home Wi-Fi router.
Gryphon works with an app. The user can set different Internet access rights on various home devices in the app. When one of the devices requests access for some websites, the router will send real-time notification via the app and the parents can send permission back. As the parents might not know every sites, the app also provide approval ratings about the site from other parents.
Gryphon has six high-powered Internal Antennas built-in. It supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi radios and 802.11gbn and AC standards. According to the company, one Gryphon is able to cover up to 2055 square-feet.
Founded in 2014, Gryphon Online Safety has raised about $950,000 in funding. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign in Oct. 18, 2016, and successfully raised its goal of $50,000 in less than one month.
Gryphon will start shipping in June 2017 with a retail price at $199.