How to Use Your Armadillo

The Armadillo firewall is easy to use - just insert it between your computer and the device you wish to isolate.

Supported Devices

Armadillo supports the following devices at USB 2.0 speeds.

 Mass storage Flash drives and hard drives, 512byte sectors and 2TB max
Mice 4 buttons with scroll wheel
Keyboards 101 keys

Additional Security Features

Besides protecting you with an internal firewall, Armadillo also provides additional security features:

Bot Detection prevents keyboards and mice from entering malicious commands when you are not at your computer. If bot detection is activated your input will temporarily lock and the red (upstream) LED will double-flash every second. Repeated bot detection will cause a permanent lock. To reset the lock, simply unplug and re-insert Armadillo.

Read-Only Mode protects files on your storage device from modification by a malicious computer. Slide down the “Read-Only” switch before plugging Armadillo into the suspect computer, as the mode does not change while power is applied. A green LED indicates read-only mode is active.

LED Error Codes

 LED flashing like this: ...means this:

Yellow (downstream)
1 flash per second

The connected USB device is not supported

Yellow (downstream)
5 flashes per second

Internal firmware error, communication shut down
Red (upstream)
5 flashes per second
Internal firmware error, communication shut down
Red (upstream)
Double flash per second
HID bot detect activated, unplug to reset

Tamper Protection

Armadillo’s case is sealed with tamper-evident glitter epoxy to protect against physical tampering or replacement. Photographing both ends of Armadillo's case allows you to later verify that your firewall has not been tampered with.

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