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    Netgear has announced  a new home wifi security product called, Armor.  Powered by BitDefender, Netgear Armor provides advanced cyber threat protection for your home network, mobile, iOT, and smart devices.  It looks to protect your home from viruses, spyware, hackers, spam, and phishing.

     

    Armor is a firmware for Netgear Wifi routers that will centralize security for your PC's and devices.  It also includes the BitDefender Family Pack anti-malware software for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android devices.  It will first be available on the NightHawk AC2300 router free for 90 days and $69.99 annually after that.

     

    Stay tuned to RESETForums and RESET.FM podcast for more details on Armor as I will speak with Netgear at CES 2018

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    Interesting concept but at the end of the day all endpoints should have there own security installed. Thinking about all our devices that ROAM off-network.... I do like the fact that it sounds like it allows us to have central management for all our devices.

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    On 18/01/2018 at 2:28 AM, itGeeks said:

    Interesting concept but at the end of the day all endpoints should have there own security installed. 

     

    If you had to pay for subscription for end-point security then you’ll need to think harder - pay a little for many (hosts), or may more for one Gateway.

     

    The real issue is deep-inspection - certificate-pinning and Google’s QUIC makes it impossible.

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    I have had a few netgear routers and I am not that impressed with their frequency or duration of firmware updates. they also have shown up on a number of announced vulnerabilities over the years which they won't fix. at this point I have relegated any netgear routers on my site to AP duty.

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    Yeah we know this is an old thread but just saying 

     

    At the end of the day every threat is real and everyone needs some protection.  We can dabble and say this and that while at the starting line.

     

    nrf, well what routers have impressed you?

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    for a while I thought asus until I learned they are also getting supervision from the commerce department over this. so I am kind of jaded in general. at my border to the internet I use pfsense. this puts fewer responsibilities on the wireless boxes.

     

    on the other hand I don't really do much with wireless at home, one camera at the moment.

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    I have dabbled with pfense and untangle but they are both overkill for the average home and to complex.. for a nice balance of protection/ease of use I have been deploying Synology routers and they work great! And best part is the powerful protection is free, no add on cost for parental controls, IPS/IDS.

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