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Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Armor on Orbi.jpgNETGEAR Armor, Powered by Bitdefender, is now available on Orbi! With Armor cyber threat protection on the Orbi RBK50 and the Orbi Voice RBK50V models, Orbi Mesh WiFi owners will be actively safeguarded from threats such as ransomware, malware, botnets, and more. This layer of security will allow your family to stay safe online. Even better, Armor on Orbi will actively block known malicious sites and applications, as well as warn you with instant notifications whenever you or someone in your family visits websites that may try to scam, infect or steal your personal information.

 

Additional features of Armor on Orbi include:

 

Advanced Threat Detection – Armor identifies and blocks viruses, spyware, ransomware, malicious links and phishing, keeping your family safe from online fraud.

Smart Home Vulnerability Scans – Regular scans of all connected devices at home to ensure they aren’t vulnerable to hackers.

Protection Away from Home – With Armor installed on your smartphones and computers, your devices will be protected when you’re away from your home network.

Data Theft Protection – If your mobile device is ever lost or stolen, NETGEAR Armor allows you to locate, lock, and wipe date on your smartphone or computer remotely.

 

For more information about Armor on Orbi, and to try a FREE trial of cyber threat protection, please visit: https://www.netgear.com/landings/armor/

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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Why does Bitdefender Armor direct me to this no US site to install Traffic Light, (Not in English)?https://www.bitdefender.ro/solutions/trafficlight.html

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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Hi @mosherjf,

 

If your router is supported, please make sure to use the Nighthawk App or the Orbi App to enable Armor. The links below may help.

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000060582/How-do-I-activate-NETGEAR-Armor-using-the-Orbi-app

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000059442/How-do-I-activate-NETGEAR-Armor-using-the-Nighthawk-app

 

Dexter

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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

I had already activated/enabled Armor thru the app.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Thanks for the update. Feel free to let us know what you think or if there is anything we can help you with.

 

Dexter

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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Just like to get my original question answered.  After downloading bitdefender i opened dashboard on my iMac and it told me I should install TrafficLight on my browsers.  When I tried to do that it took me to a Bitedefender website "https://www.bitdefender.ro/solutions/trafficlight.html".

This site is not in the english language, ".ro".  I find this a little strange!

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Probably was linked incorrectly or if you have VPN enabled which may have routed to that. I believe the link below leads to the English version.

 

https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/trafficlight.html

 

 

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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Hi.  Have enabled Armor on my Orbi and quite a lot of activity since I have done so.  Is Armor a malware/anti-virus/phishing/etc. solution that can be run apart from the software based protecitons on the PC itself?  For example, I have Norton and Malwarebytes running on my PCs and have been very happy with the level of proteciton they offer.  Can I add Armor permantly and not be concerned with the old admonition not to run two anti-virus programs at the same time?  Thanks.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Hi @mgdurand1, thank you for your interest. Yes, you can run it alongside the device-installed programs since Armor runs on the router and will not take up your device system resource.

 

Dexter

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Re: Advanced Cyber Threat Protection on Orbi WiFi System with Armor

Actually @DexterJB or @Dustin_V  , there are a couple of points that perhaps you can elucidate for us.

 

In the following link https://kb.netgear.com/000059688/How-is-my-NETGEAR-Armor-subscription-different-from-the-Bitdefender..., Netgear clearly makes the distinction between Bitdefender Total Security 2019 as a standalone application vs using Netgear Armor (including Bitdefender Total Security).

 

What’s missing from the table included in that KB article is a third column showing the comparative features of using Netgear Armor as the standalone app, without activating Bitdefender Total Security. 

 

Q1: What features does Netgear Armor cover if used as a standalone application, without Bitdefender activated. 

 

Q2: It is also mentioned in a number of different KB articles that vulnerability assessment scans  at the router level are run every week. But having perused the Armor forum in the Community, it would appear that those vulnerability scans are not running, not weekly, not bi-weekly … actually never. What’s the scoop on this? And moreover, if and when the scans become available, what vulnerabilities will the scans be aiming at?

 

Q3: And when I look at all the devices in use on the router, all show ”Not yet scanned”. So what’s the scoop on that too? Does this also refer to the missing 'vulnerability assessment scans' at the router level?

 

 

 

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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