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Bitdefender Partners to Power NETGEAR Armor on Nighthawk Routers to Protect Home Networks

September 2018

Expanding its ecosystem and footprint into the home, Bitdefender has partnered with NETGEAR®, Inc., the worldwide leader in home networking, to offer NETGEAR Armor™ powered by Bitdefender®, now available on Nighthawk routers.

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million users worldwide, announced today that NETGEAR Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) Nighthawk AC2300 (Model: R7000P) and Nighthawk AC1900 (Model: R6900P) routers, which feature NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender® are now shipping and available for purchase.

NETGEAR® Armor™ powered by Bitdefender® offers integrated, comprehensive network security and a bundled bonus of award-winning protection for any device connected via a NETGEAR router. The new service runs directly on the NETGEAR router itself, integrating multiple cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies from Bitdefender to protect users from advanced attacks:

  • Vulnerability Assessment scans and identifies vulnerabilities on connected devices, password strength, and other potential security weaknesses.
  • Safe-Surfing, with integrated device management and alerts right in the NETGEAR Nighthawk app, notifies users when new devices connect to the network.
  • Through a convenient, single subscription, households can connect and protect all Windows and macOS computers, as well as Android and iOS devices.

At no extra charge, customers who subscribe to NETGEAR Armor can also install Bitdefender Total Security software on any Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android device. In addition to award-winning endpoint protection for the home, the software provides additional integration with NETGEAR such as the ability to remotely locate and wipe your device from the NETGEAR Armor portal.”

“NETGEAR is delighted to provide our customers with a useful service that has become increasingly more essential in an age where we all need to be mindful of what data is accessed through the network,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. “Bitdefender has been a valuable partner in powering the engine to deliver a complete solution that provides security for home networks.”

While this partnership offers home users a consolidated, easy-to-use security solution from trusted, industry brands, it also queues up Bitdefender to expand its business footprint as well. Bitdefender plans to continue offering its products, technologies and threat intelligence directly to its customers through its products and services, but also through its extensive OEM and alliances business.

“Following our strategic partnership with NETGEAR, Bitdefender will extend industry-leading, state-of-the-art IoT security capabilities to both partners and customers worldwide”, said Bitdefender’s vice president of Consumer Solutions, Ciprian Istrate. “The innovative technologies in Bitdefender BOX 2 are available for integration with network operators, network equipment manufacturers and any similar organization that wants to differentiate their products and services, and generate additional revenue from value-added security for their customers.”

About NETGEAR® Armor™ Powered by Bitdefender®

Resulting from a technology licensing partnership formed in January 2018, you can learn more about our joint solution at


About Bitdefender 

Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity company providing cutting-edge end-to-end security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning consumer security solutions, and is now a provider of choice for businesses needing hybrid infrastructure security and next-generation endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is a trusted industry leader, delivering robust security and threat intelligence that you can rely on.


About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 23,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog