Netgear beefs up Wi-Fi network security with Bitdefender at CES 2018

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You will notice that many new Wi-Fi routers are coming with software-based network security – Netgear and Bitdefender have joined forces to protect home network devices with Netgear Armour.

Bitdefender is leading cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide and NETGEAR, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, have jointly a technology licensing agreement where NETGEAR will include Bitdefender’s revolutionary IoT security technology to its networking devices.

With advanced threats leveraging vulnerabilities in smart devices, this joint offering will secure IoT devices at the Wi-Fi router level, preventing attacks and protecting sensitive user data from cybercriminals.

To be first introduced on the Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) later this quarter, NETGEAR Armor  powered by Bitdefender will be made available for the Orbi Whole Home WiFi system and the popular Nighthawk performance routers later in the year via firmware updates.

With Safe Browsing feature in place, this joint solution can block malicious URLs to protect from phishing and online fraud.

“Bitdefender is a leader in providing comprehensive security solutions for the connected home,” said David J. Henry, NETGEAR senior vice president of Home Networking. “Together we are providing customers with breakthrough technology to provide smart home security as part of our Nighthawk AC2300 Smart W-iFi router.   The key benefit of NETGEAR ARMOR will be to provide a central security solution that protects all the devices in the home against cyber threats.”

Ciprian Istrate, Bitdefender’s Vice President of Consumer Solutions, stated “We are excited about our new Partnership with NETGEAR.  The integration of our solutions will help prevent damaging breaches and attacks through various types of IoT devices, from doorbells to thermostats to baby monitors to security cameras to smart TVs. We’re pleased that our long history of breakthroughs in IT security can now be a part of a new offering that helps protect IoT devices from cybercriminals.”