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Powered by Bitdefender, NETGEAR Armor provides advanced cyber threat protection for your home network, mobile, and smart home devices

SAN JOSE — July 31, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, is announcing the availability of a new service, NETGEAR Armor™ powered by Bitdefender®, designed to provide comprehensive network security for any device connected via a NETGEAR router.

armor-security-service NETGEAR Armor is now available for the Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) and the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router (R6900P) via a firmware update and subscription.

Today, cyber security needs to be a top-of-mind concern for all households and individuals as evident of the almost daily reports of security breaches. In 2016 alone, there were more than 4000 ransomware attacks occurring every day, a 300% increase from the year prior as reported by the FBI in the “How to Protect Your Networks from Ransomware Guide.” This data demonstrates that we are now faced with a new era, where consumers, small businesses and enterprises alike all need to be equally mindful that proper safeguards are taken to protect their networks, data and finances. In a recently published cybercrime report, assembled by Cybersecurity Ventures, states 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 1 in 3 Americans every year, according to research conducted by the University of Maryland.

Today our homes are now filled with numerous smart devices that are connected 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, there are now several gateways of access to one’s network. Many of these devices are not equipped to provide the proper protection against online intruders who may have malicious intent. With this new reality of having a more connected world, today’s home networks are more vulnerable than they have ever been. Households will need to start taking the measures and safeguards that were previously only the purview of businesses in the enterprise space.

NETGEAR Armor™ powered by Bitdefender® provides the ideal solution to block all of these ever-increasing cyber-attacks. Running directly on the NETGEAR router itself, NETGEAR Armor actively detects and protects devices from cyber threats such as viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, phishing, and even those pesky botnets, by blocking any attempts to access websites, URL’s or IP addresses that could steal your information or identity. With the Nighthawk App, you will receive instant notifications when malicious threats are detected.

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. The software provides additional local protection such as the ability to remotely locate and wipe your device from the Armor portal.

NETGEAR helps our customers empower themselves and protect their network, data, and families from those with malicious intent, even when they are not on their home network.

Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender is available via firmware upgrade on Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) and the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router (R6900) in the U.S. After the 90 days of trial, the annual subscription cost is $69.99 (USD).

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 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 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.

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Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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