Securifi Named a 2016 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner for Innovation in Connected Home

The annual report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the connected home space that are combining usability with intelligence and design.

RENO, Nev., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securifi, creator of the world's first touchscreen wireless router, today announced it has been named a Cool Vendor in the "Cool Vendors in Connected Home, 2016" report by Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company. The annual report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the connected home space that are combining usability with intelligence and design.


Securifi is defining next generation consumer routers and home automation products. The company revolutionized home networking with the introduction of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Almond router, the No. 1 rated wireless router on Amazon. Almond's application has also been recognized in the enterprise space, whether it's with a custom platform integration or better uptime guarantee for cloud. A healthcare marketing technology company uses Almond's cloud infrastructure to remotely manage hundreds of patient centres across the U.S. Almond's integration is also helping a thermostat company on a demand response project with a utility.

Securifi is gearing up for the highly anticipated launch of the Almond 3, its all-in-one smart home hub and touchscreen router which combines powerful gigabit Wi-Fi, a built-in ZigBee radio, support for Z-Wave and Bluetooth devices, and a built-in programmable siren for home security. Almond 3 is the most comprehensive router to date and is currently available for presale on Securifi.com and Amazon.

The "Cool Vendors in Connected Home, 2016" report relays how "vendors of connected home solutions are increasingly focusing on designing devices with stylish appearances, intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUI) and easy setup and not just technology, to appeal to the average consumer." The report also notes that "product managers must prioritize intelligence and design, but not at the expense of usability."

"Gartner is a highly esteemed industry leader, renowned for thought leadership, and we are thrilled to be named a 'Cool Vendor,'" said Rammohan Malasani, CEO, Securifi. "We believe our inclusion corroborates our mission to simplify the connected smart home space and make home automation effortless and affordable for the masses."

To access the "Cool Vendors in the Connected Home, 2016" report (Gartner subscription required), visit: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3287817

Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in the Connected Home, 2016, Fernando Elizalde, Jessica Ekholm, Roger Sheng, Werner Goertz and Jim Tully, 20 April 2016.

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ABOUT SECURIFI
Securifi is defining next generation consumer routers and home automation products. Creator of Almond, the world's first touchscreen wireless router, Securifi is turning the humble home router into a smart home hub. The company's mission is to simplify Wi-Fi and the connected home space for the masses. Founded in 2011, Securifi has offices in the U.S., Dubai, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.securifi.com.

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