This surge in people scanning their networks shows a growing desire to know exactly what is using their Internet. And it’s no surprise homeowners wants to understand their networks better – a number of smart devices entering our homes are rapidly rising. With all these smart devices coming into our homes our networks have become like a house party that’s got out of control – we no longer know who or what is in our virtual home and whether these unknown elements pose a threat to our security. Using the Fing IP scanning app to see what is using your Internet is the first step in gaining control over your network again.
Our users loved Fing’s amazing IP scanning tools so we have grown a number of details that the App provides to include more protocols and better detail on each device and on the network. Although the free Fing account allows you to create a digital inventory of the devices on your network, the presentation of the networks on the app needed to be clearer and more logical. Adopting the UX patterns called “Progressive Disclosure”, Fing is now displaying by default the most relevant aspects of a device and network status, giving you the ability to expand to see more details and access additional settings. To give our users clearer visibility over their IP scans we have made some significant updates to the interface:
All these improvements on the app’s interface are also a part of our work towards the release of our new home network security device, Fingbox. Fingbox is a hardware device that allows homeowners to use Fing’s IP scanning tools remotely. With Fingbox you can scan who is on your home network from anywhere in the world, even from the comfort of your holiday poolside lounger! But Fingbox’s capabilities don’t stop there. The hardware unlocks loads of security features on your app, including the ability to block unknown devices from accessing your network.
If your network is like an out-of-control house party, Fingbox is the bouncer you can bring in to monitor the guest list, and remove unwanted intruders. We are very proud of the features so far on Fingbox, but what is the use of amazing network security and troubleshooting features if they are difficult to use? This is why our enhancements to the interface of the app are so vital to the production of Fingbox. We want all homeowners to have access to easy-to-use security and troubleshooting tools for their network, and an interface that allows them to understand their network better.