Netgear today introduced Armour Protection for its latest Wi-Fi 6 routers along with mesh systems to cover larger areas. The company has today announced the availability of advanced cyber protection, Netgear Armor powered by Bitdefender on Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems and a number of Netgear Wi-Fi 6 routers.
According to the company, Netgear Armor cybersecurity safeguards the connected home devices from cyber threats both at home and on-the-go. The Netgear Armour includes Bitdefender’s award-winning anti-virus, anti-malware and data protection software integrated into the company’s Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi systems and Nighthawk Wi-Fi routers to protect Internet of Things (IoT) products, connected TVs, thermostats, mobile phones, computers, tablets and other devices.
The company says its Armor cybersecurity protects the connected networks against threats, including trojans, ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits, and spyware, helps block fraudulent websites trying to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers and looks out for malicious links in browsers, emails, or apps.
Netgear Armor comes with Active Vulnerability Scans for all the connected devices in your home. When threats are detected it automatically alerts you and the identified danger is blocked through Netgear Orbi/Nighthawk app. It also has web protection which helps to keep your browser safe by alerting you and blocking potentially harmful webpages and anti-theft protection if your devices are lost or stolen for Android and Windows devices. The Bitdefender VPN is the latest feature that comes with Bitdefender Security for secure browsing and to encrypt the internet connection to keep online activity private and worry-free while connected to public Wi-Fi networks. According to the company, the existing customers can update to the latest version of the Bitdefender app to access the VPN feature for free for up to 200MB of encrypted data traffic per day per device.
Netgear Armor is available for a free 30-day trial period. After the trial period, a yearly subscription starting at $69.99 USD is necessary that translates to Rs 5,329 as per Indian currency. Whereas the existing customers can upgrade their VPN from the free 200MB of encrypted data traffic per day per device to unlimited encrypted data traffic for an additional yearly subscription of $39.99 that translates to Rs 3,045.
Accessible via the Orbi or Nighthawk mobile app for Apple iOS or Android devices, NETGEAR Armor is now available for Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (Models: RBK 752, 753 852 and 853) and the following Wi-Fi 6 performance routers: Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 (Model: RAX200), Nighthawk AX12 (Model: RAX120), Nighthawk AX8 (Model: RAX80), Nighthawk AX6 (Model: RAX50) and AX1800 (Model: RAX20 and RAX15).
By the third quarter of 2020, Netgear Armor is expected to be available on Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems (MK62/63), which will be provided via an automated firmware update. While the existing customers can use their app to update the firmware to the latest version and activate Netgear Armor by clicking on the ‘Security’ tile.
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