If you’re smart, you probably think twice before using a WiFi network anywhere outside of your own home to log into things like your bank account and even your email. Being on a shared network notoriously leaves you more vulnerable to having someone else monitor all the details of your web browsing activity and access your personal data. But if you’re a remote worker, as more and more people are, lots of your time online is spent using relatively untrusted networks in places like cafes, airports, and hotels.
A new product from iTwin called the Connect is aimed at taking away those worries. The iTwin Connect, which launched today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is a tiny 3.5 inch device that plugs into your laptop through the USB port, encrypts all your data, and routes it through the host server of your choice — either iTwin’s own secure servers, or your own computer that you’ve linked to the device. Essentially, this lets you freely browse the web through a secure VPN while utilizing an untrusted public or shared Wi-Fi network. This means that you can use it to access sensitive things such as online banking, and also get around certain site geo-restrictions.
The benefits here are pretty big and the use-cases are many, so it was great to have iTwin’s co-founder and COO Kal Takru stop by the TechCrunch on-site CES stage to show us the Connect and give us the product’s pitch first-hand. Check that out in the video embedded above.
iTwin is a revolutionary USB device which makes Remote File Access really Easy - and highly secure. It consists of two identical halves. Just plug one half into an online computer and the other half into any other computer to connect them. Then, you can remotely access files, copy them, upload files and even remotely edit shared files. Remote File Access just got Easy.