What is NETGEAR Armor Vulnerability Assessment and how does it work?

With NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender, you have access to advanced security features on compatible NETGEAR routers, including safe browsing, vulnerability assessment, device management, and protection for every device in your home.


What is the Armor Vulnerability Assessment?

The NETGEAR Armor Vulnerability Assessment (VA) scan analyzes your network for security risks like weak or default passwords, outdated device firmware, or unsafe device or network settings.

When NETGEAR Armor finds something, it correlates information from your devices with online vulnerability databases. You then get a thorough report that includes tips on how to address your specific issues and secure your network.

NETGEAR Armor Vulnerability Assessment


What types of vulnerabilities are covered with Armor?

Netgear Armor offers protection against a wide variety of common vulnerabilities and exposures (also known as CVEs), using specific algorithms and intrusion prevention systems to pick up new threats and unsafe behavior.

Here are a few of the vulnerabilities against which Netgear Armor users are protected:

SQL injection:  Attackers can spoof identity, tamper with existing data, cause repudiation issues such as voiding transactions or changing balances, allow the complete disclosure of all data on the system, destroy the data or make it otherwise unavailable, and become administrators of the database server.

Denial Of Service: An attacker can attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend the services of a host.

Execute Code: This is the most powerful effect a bug can have because it allows an attacker to completely take over the vulnerable system.

Directory traversal: An attacker can access a computer file that is not intended to be accessible.

HTTP response splitting: Failure of the application or its environment to properly sanitize input values which may result in the possibility of an attacker manipulating HTTP request bodies and bypass input validation. 


How often does NETGEAR Armor run a vulnerability assessment?

With NETGEAR Armor, a Vulnerability Assessment engine runs weekly on devices connected to your network to identify any possible misconfiguration or flaws.


How frequently is the NETGEAR Armor vulnerability database updated?

NETGEAR Armor protects your devices against a wide variety of threats. As soon as a new vulnerability is detected by our system, it is synched to our cloud services. The information stored there helps protect devices all over the world against that particular vulnerability.