Netgear is launching a new serviced — dubbed Netgear Armor — to protect your home’s networked devices. Powered by Bitdefender, the Netgear Armor service can provide network security for any device connected to a Netgear router.
Netgear Armor is currently available for two router models — the Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) and the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router (R6900P) — via firmware updates and a subscription fee. The idea is to protect your entire home network and all the devices connected to it.
The San Jose, California company said that cybersecurity needs to be a top-of-mind concern for all households and individuals because security breaches are so common. In 2016 alone, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred every day, a 300 percent increase from the year prior, according to the FBI‘s “How to Protect Your Networks from Ransomware Guide.”
Cybersecurity Ventures‘ recent report said that an average of 1.4 million phishing websites are created every month, with fake pages designed to mimic the companies they’re spoofing. Additionally, hacker attacks occur every 39 seconds, affecting one in three Americans every year, according to research conducted by the University of Maryland.
And our homes are now filled with numerous smart devices that connect to the network to provide advanced features and remote access. With the introduction of internet of things (IoT) devices such as smart thermostats, TVs, garage door openers, refrigerators, light bulbs, and more, home networks are increasingly vulnerable.
Many of these devices are not…