Democratizing Access to Internet: An Interview With Samiha Tahsin and Omran Jamal, Founders, Bonton Connect

Democratizing Access to Internet: An Interview With Samiha Tahsin and Omran Jamal, Founders, Bonton Connect

Future Startup · 4th Nov 2020 · 3 minute read

The founders, Samiha Tahsin and Omran Jamal sat with Ruhul Kader, founder of Future Startup for an interview about their journey with Bonton Connect. They discuss the pain points that led them to come up with the idea of Bonton and also how the product is developed keeping user security at the center.

FS: Initially, I thought security should not be an issue because you should have figured out since it is such a basic feature for making something like this work. But it now seems like a major issue.

Omran: The security myths that you hear these days such as people will steal your FB password or hack your phone and steal your photos, these used to be real challenges back in 2008 and 2009. There are no more challenges for users. WIFI infrastructure was a bit underdeveloped at the time. Hacking was much easier.

Half of the security problems we solve through automating the routers and enabling some security features. The other half of the problem is solved by the modern world. Any router where there is modern firmware, all the security features that you need to ensure the security of the person who is sharing are already there. We just need to turn it on.

The only problem is that regular people don't know which feature to turn on and which to turn off. Our machine learning model takes care of that. Our machine learning model can tell which feature to turn on and which to turn off and how to block.

Specifically, no external user can access a machine from outside simply by taking advantage of the wifi network. It is similar to mobile data. When you are sharing mobile data no one can use that to browse your phone. That is the same for the computer and WIFI

The interview also revolves around the young talents of the Bonton team and how they handle the day-to-day operations. Read more from the article here.

Bonton Connect has launched its application on Google Play Store currently. You can download the app from here.


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