Fingbox includes Amazon Prime delivery options and ships immediately
London, UK – 1 November, 2017 – Fing, the leading maker of network scanning and security tools for homes, today announced that its Fingbox network security and troubleshooting toolkit which is powered by the Ubuntu Core operating system, is available for ordering on Amazon in the US and Canada.
The device brings homes new network security and troubleshooting features at an affordable price point. Since it was first launched on Indiegogo in November 2016, it has raised almost 2 million USD and gained support from 20,000 backers.
The device costs $129 USD* and includes a lifetime subscription to the standard Fingbox services. All Fingbox features are operated directly via the existing Fing network scanning app for iOS and Android.
Fingbox hardware is powered by the Ubuntu Core operating system (OS) from Canonical which is a minimal version of Ubuntu optimized for IoT devices. Ubuntu Core, chosen for its flexibility and scalability, runs a new breed of super-secure, remotely upgradeable Linux packages known as snaps and is trusted by leading chipset vendors and device manufacturers.
“We are delighted Fing has selected Ubuntu Core for their popular Fingbox product. With more and more connected devices entering the homes of consumers, there is an increased risk of vulnerabilities and the possibility of one infected device infiltrating the entire network,” said Mike Bell, EVP of Devices & IoT at Canonical. “Ubuntu Core enables Fingbox to automatically upgrade to the latest software version ensuring end-users always have the latest security and functionality updates seamlessly. For further ease for customers, if an upgrade cannot be completed the device will automatically roll back to the last working software version ensuring it always remains functioning.”
“We are thrilled to have shipped all Fingbox units to our Indiegogo backers. They have made the project a success and we can’t wait to share with everyone what’s in store for the future of Fing” said Carlo Medas, Co-founder of Fing. “We chose to power the Fingbox with Ubuntu Core because of its innovative software update management and its very secure Linux operating system. As we plan to continuously improve the Fingbox software, Ubuntu Core’s auto-updating features create a seamless experience for our users.”
Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for cloud operations. Most public cloud workloads use Ubuntu, while Ubuntu is commonly used in smart gateways, switches, and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.
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Started in 2009, Fing develops disruptive IoT technology for network scanning, network security, device identification and WiFi troubleshooting. Its Fing app is the most downloaded free network scanner for iOS and Android. The app has received thousands of positive reviews and has shown impressive growth metrics including more than 25 million downloads and the discovery of billions of connected devices.
In November 2016, Fing launched Fingbox on Indiegogo as a hardware add-on for the free Fing app which unlocks more network security and troubleshooting features. In less than a year, the device raised over 2 million USD and received support from more than 20,000 backers.
Fing also provides white label IoT device recognition technology for mobile network operators, insurers and retailers. Learn more about Fing and its patent pending technology by visiting www.fing.io
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