San Francisco – December 5, 2017 – Silicon Valley startup Axius announced the release of AKITA, an elegantly-designed IOT Alert Watchdog that protects your smart home from digital incursions.

In a world where we’re increasingly become more reliant on technology to manager our daily lives – where you can pay for a coffee by waving an iPhone or unlock your front door with the sound of your voice – the threat of hackers and digital intruders has never been higher. On average, there are five hacker-accessible home entry points, and the last six months has seen a 45.6% increase in smart home hacks. The security and privacy problem cannot be overstated – which is why Axius created AKITA.

Akita is an IOT watchdog device that scans your network for any unusual activity – then immediately shuts it down if it spots a system compromise. Its thoughtfully-designed exterior may be handsome enough to fit in most homes, but Akita provides military-grade security protection, retrofitted for any home.

Akita’s a lot like a new dog; she’s always learning new tricks. Akita uses threat intelligence, behavioral analysis, and machine learning to make sure it covers any new entry point. But Akita doesn’t use invasive deep packet inspection (DPI) methods. Axius’s architecture is structured in such a way that it won’t enable access to your data – so your personal data stays personal.

Instead, Akita uses the IPS security method, meaning that Akita analyzes sources that IoT devices should be communicating with and instantly flags any anomalies. If anything comes up, you’ll be instantly notified via the robustly-designed Akita App (iOS and Android). What’s more, Axius’ always-on-call experts can help homeowners identify the threat, and remotely preserve and restore their privacy and security. Each Akita comes with a free month of expert security assistance. Axius is an experienced, professional service that helps customers manage the setup, configuration, and security of their Smart Home devices and networks, and answer any general tech question.

Akita is designed to be user-friendly with Axius’ 60-Second Setup: just plug it in, pick your network, and … boom … instant privacy protection.

Axius is taking Akita pre-orders on Kickstarter at with prices starting at $139.

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