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Bitdefender and NETGEAR partner to bring IoT security to customers

Bitdefender and NETGEAR have announced a technology licensing agreement where NETGEAR will include Bitdefender’s IoT security technology to its networking devices.

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

Consumers can count on an IoT security technology with the capability to detect devices within the NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi Router network and identify those with vulnerabilities.  

NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender will be made available for the Orbi Whole Home WiFi system and the Nighthawk performance routers later in the year via firmware updates.  

It will be first introduced on the Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router later this quarter.

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

NETGEAR is a global networking company that delivers products to consumers, businesses and service providers.

The company's products are built on a variety of technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use.

NETGEAR Home Networking senior vice president David J. Henry says, “Together with Bitdefender, we are providing customers with smart home security as part of our Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router.    

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides end-to-end cyber security solutions and threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries.

Since 2001, Bitdefender has produced business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection.

Bitdefender’s Consumer Solutions Vice President Ciprian Istrate says “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.”  

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