Since Fing was launched in 2009, millions of people have discovered billions of devices across networks everywhere. Each year, the number of Fing users continues to grow. Today we have over 15 million downloads, 7 million users, 700k scans are done everyday and every year Fing discovers over a billion devices.
A few months back we decided to run a survey to better understand who uses Fing and how it is used. Over 1200 Fing users participated in the survey. Below are the results of what we learned about our users and network scanning!
TYPES OF NETWORKS FING USERS LIKE TO SCAN
The survey revealed that most Fing users use the app to scan their Home Network.
It’s great to see that many homes are taking control of their network by understanding the devices which are connected to it.
WHY FING USERS LIKE TO SCAN?
The survey revealed that most Fing users use the application for Network Security and Intruder Detection.
No surprises here! The more devices brought on to a home network, the more risks there are of encountering a security breach. Additionally, when a lot of people are living in close proximity an intruder entering the network and stealing broadband is a real concern.
Many users also use Fing to troubleshoot device and network issues. This is no surprise either as most of us rely on a steady connection to the internet to live our daily lives.
The survey revealed another trend, (a bit surprising) which is that many of our users like using Fing to get a Digital Inventory of their connected technology. Maybe it’s the Inventory trend and apps like Trove that are inspiring people to Digitize their things. All I know is that using Fing to quickly identify all your connected devices and create a digital inventory certainly beats creating a paper list of all your stuff. (After all those can tear, get wet or get lost).
THE NETWORK FEATURES FING USERS WANT MOST
The survey revealed that the ability to store previous scans was a very desired feature. That’s why we added this feature to Fing 4.0.
Getting alerts when an intruder has connected – or a new device has been found- is very helpful for network security and was also a highly desired feature.