Dubai, UAE: A wireless router that would actually allow you to access a network credentials portal, only if it recognizes your face, is scheduled to be launched on the 18 October at the 2015 Gitex Technology Week, inside the World Trade Center in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Promising to serve as the first real hardware solution to cyber attacks, the device, which is manufactured by Cyber Watchdog Technologies, a multi-national cyber security company, is said to be relying on a new phase of artificial intelligence to deliver a brutal level of virtual network security that was almost non-existent, until now. Relying on this class of tech sciences, the router requires that a user be first identified by their retina, finger print or facial features before they can be allowed to enter an encrypted password to access a network.
A company spokeswoman has told the Los Angeles Post-Examiner during a private product presentation in the Dominican Republic, that this feature would serve as a first layer of smart protection, since the router would first have to recognize someone before even allowing them to enter their login credentials.
She said that, “it is more like a field of external security guards who would first have to identify you either by your finger print, your face, or your retina before they allow you to even enter a user designated password. In other words, you must be clearly identifiable at the outer gate before you can be allowed to present your credentials at the main door for formal entry.”
The device, which is branded as Cyber Guard Wi-Fi router, by Cyber Watchdog, is practically already in existence, but is said to be manufactured on Demand for large companies and States entities only. The Company has since decided to launch a commercial version, which targets high end users and smaller business operators who are also equally vulnerable to hacking scenarios.
Many of the retail version specs are still under wraps, as the company may be seeking to guard against letting too much out of the bag. But many small business owners are already queuing up to put the product to the test since cyber attackers have been hitting them much harder than they were use to.
The United States Department of Commerce continues to blame cyber attackers for the loss of billions of dollars annually, that were remotely chiseled out of financial institutions, businesses and other entities that rely heavily on their virtual networks to process transactions and communications. Cyber Watchdog has said that it intends to tackle this problem, by helping the global market place to save hundreds of millions of dollars through the global implementation of its software and hardware across hundreds of core financial services networks and ICT infrastructures.
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