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NETGEAR highlights features to help families stay safe online

Mesh WiFi system provider NETGEAR has highlighted how its products can help families manage the increased risk of cyberthreats has their home internet usage ramps up.

With millions more people working from home, plus soaring internet usage of eLearning and home entertainment services, family WiFi networks are feeling the strain. However, with increased home internet usage comes greater risk from cyber-threats and other malicious online activity. In particular, the increased time that children are spending online is a justifiable concern for many parents and guardians worried about exposure to explicit content and other dangers.

NETGEAR has highlighted two features of its WiFi routers and mesh WiFi systems that can help to protect the whole family online. NETGEAR Armor effectively safeguards families from cyber-threats, while Circle helps to manage content and screen time for children.

NETGEAR Armor is a multi-layer cyber-security solution that is built into many NETGEAR WiFi routers and WiFi systems, and protects all devices on the home network. Powered by Bitdefender Total Security, NETGEAR Armor provides complete anti-virus and anti-malware protection for all Windows, macOS, Android and iOS devices. Smart home devices, such as smart thermostats, security cameras, smart lighting and more are also covered. Importantly, with NETGEAR Armor, there is no need to pay for an additional anti-virus suite.

Circle is a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. With Circle, you can set bedtimes, view browsing history, set time limits and reward your children with later bedtimes and longer time limits.

The Basic Circle service is free with supported routers and WiFi systems, but the Premium service upgrade adds additional features, and can also monitor children’s devices even when not connected to your home network, such as when using 4G LTE.

For more info about Armor, visit https://www.netgear.co.uk/landings/armor/, and for more info about Circle, visit https://www.netgear.co.uk/landings/circle/.

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