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  Technology   In Other news  21 Jun 2020  Netgear offers cyber security for an annual subscription with its routers

Netgear offers cyber security for an annual subscription with its routers

THE ASIAN AGE | ASIAN AGE WEB DESK
Published : Jun 21, 2020, 6:43 pm IST
Updated : Jun 21, 2020, 6:43 pm IST

Netgear says it can protect networked devices against Trojans, ransomware, spyware and blocks malicious links in emails and apps.

Netgear Armor is especially useful at this time when the sensitive work of most companies is being done by employees from home.
 Netgear Armor is especially useful at this time when the sensitive work of most companies is being done by employees from home.

Netgear, known for their routers/modems, now offers to protect your networked devices with a cyber protection system. Unlimited number of devices in a Wi-Fi network that work on a Netgear Wi-Fi 6 router and Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh systems can be protected using Netgear Armor, the company said.

“Netgear Armor actively safeguards 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,” a release by the company said.

 

The release said that the company’s multi-layered cybersecurity solution, which includes Bitdefender’s award-winning anti-virus, anti-malware and data protection software for end devices, is built into the Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi systems and Nighthawk Wi-Fi routers.

Netgear Armor is especially useful at this time when the sensitive work of most companies is being done by employees from home. Employees can minimise the risk of online threats and safeguard their privacy using Netgear, the company said.

Also, the protection extends to any device connected to the Wi-Fi, meaning, not just your mobile phones, laptops, tablets and Smart TVs, but also the Internet of things, including thermostats, smart appliances and so on.

 

“The world has come to learn how reliant we are on connectivity and along with this access comes potential online threats from bad actors,” David Henry, Senior Vice President for connected home products at Netgear, said in the release. In 2018, Netgear partnered with Bitdefender, an award-winning cybersecurity solution to protect its customers, Henry added.

What does Netgear Armor do to protect your networked devices?

Active Vulnerability Scans on all connected devices in your home

Instant Alerts when threats are detected and blocked through NETGEAR Orbi/Nighthawk app

Web Protection helps you browse safer by alerting you and blocking potentially harmful webpages

 

Anti-theft Protection if your devices are lost or stolen (for Android and Windows Devices)

Bitdefender Security delivers  protection for iOS, MAC, Android and Windows devices.

Bitdefender VPN is a new feature included with Bitdefender Security. It encrypts the internet connection to keep online activity private and worry-free while connected to public Wi-Fi networks. 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 said.

What does it cost?

Netgear Armor comes with a 30-day trial period after which a yearly subscription starts at $69.99 (Rs 5,400 approx)

 

As for upgrading the VPN from the free 200MB of encrypted data traffic per day per device, Netgear Armor customers wold have to pay of $39.99 USD (Rs 3,100 approx) for unlimited encrypted data traffic for an additional yearly subscription.

Availability

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).

 

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