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Powered by Bitdefender, NETGEAR Armor™ protects personal privacy in today’s world of sophisticated hacking attacks

SAN JOSE, California — April 30, 2019NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small businesses, has announced the worldwide availability of NETGEAR Armor™ Cyber Threat Protection, powered by Bitdefender, on Orbi WiFi Mesh Systems.

NETGEAR Armor™ on your Orbi Mesh WiFi Systems is a cybersecurity solution that protects all internet-connected devices in your home from viruses, malware, stolen passwords, identity theft and hacking, whether you’re at home or on the go.

Many people already have some type of anti-virus software loaded onto their home computers. However, this is often not effective enough for the cyber threats in today’s environment. In fact, according to research, 146 billion records of personal information, such as credit card information or national identification / social security numbers, are expected to be stolen by cybercriminals between 2018 to 2023.

Unlike other anti-malware solutions that offer protection only for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac devices, NETGEAR Armor™ provides a network-wide security, which means that all devices connected to your Orbi WiFi network will benefit from this protection including smart home and IoT (internet of things) devices.

Continuous scans will identify and block malware such as viruses, spyware, ransomware, and the malicious links that are the delivery system to infect your network, before they even reach you. Immediate notifications on your smartphone (via the Orbi app) or on your computer will alert you when threats are detected and blocked.

Because NETGEAR Armor™ covers all of your internet connected devices, it is an effective way to protect against cyber threats for less secure but prolific smart home devices like security cameras, smart lights, smart thermostats, door locks, etc.

NETGEAR Armor™ also includes Bitdefender Total Security, which lets you install a complete anti-malware protection on your Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac devices. Now you and your family can stay protected even while you are away from home or on public Wi-Fi networks.

NETGEAR Armor™ is powered by the award-winning cybersecurity firm Bitdefender®, which detects, anticipates and neutralizes the newest cyber dangers anywhere in the world on the spot thanks to the largest cloud security delivery infrastructure on the globe.

“Bitdefender is the cybersecurity company that has kept pace with fast-evolving online threats, using innovations that address one of the most stringent issues we’re facing now, protection for smart home devices and IoT,” said Ciprian Istrate, vice president of consumer solutions for Bitdefender. “With NETGEAR, this new partnership continues our mission of safeguarding people’s online lives using technology that has taken an important step forward, making our advanced cybersecurity solution available to more families, and consolidating our position as leaders of this market segment.”

Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR Armor on Orbi is now available worldwide on all Orbi WiFi Mesh Systems with an Orbi RBR50 router, including the RBK50, the RBK53, and the Orbi Voice (RBK50V). Installation is as easy as accepting the offer. All Orbi RBR50 routers worldwide, have received the firmware update to enable installation of Armor. Following the free 30-day1 trial, the annual subscription fee 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 (Wi-Fi 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 they are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 23,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 22,000 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.

About Bitdefender
NETGEAR Armor is powered by award-winning cyber security provider Bitdefender that offers the highest level of protection and performance for over half a billion users connected to the largest security delivery infrastructure on the globe. Bitdefender’s infrastructure performs 25 billion queries per day, and uses reflective models and advanced machine learning algorithms to extract malware patterns, ensuring real-time protection against any threat. It detects, anticipates and takes action to neutralize even the newest dangers anywhere in the world in as little as 3 seconds.

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U.S. Media Contact:Taranom Kazempour (408) 890-3271,
Nathan Papadopulos, (408) 890-3889,
U.S. Sales Inquiries:(408) 907-8000,

1 As of May 15 th, the current 90-day free-trial offer will change to 30 days.