ARRIS and Intel Security Collaborate to Deliver Whole Home Cybersecurity

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Sandy Howe, SVP & GM, Consumer Products Group at ARRIS

ARRIS and Intel Security have joined forces to change home internet security as you know it.

Starting with our flagship SURFboard® SBG7580-AC gateway, we’ll be embedding Intel’s McAfee® Secure Home Platform software directly into a new group of devices we’re calling the ARRIS Secure Home Gateway portfolio. We expect our SBG7580-AC to be available with this new security (which will be branded “Secure Home Internet”) around the first half of 2017.

Why is that a big deal?

Well, when you put Intel’s leading security into our leading gateways, any device you connect to one of them will be protected from viruses, malware, phishing, and more. It’s like a security system for your home network that will protect all of your connected devices. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Fitbit or a laptop, your device will be safe.

And why do you need that?

If you told me a few years ago that my new connected washing machine could be hacked, I don’t think I would’ve been very concerned. Worst-case scenario: someone heavy cycles my delicates. But today, things are different. In the connected home, the weakest link can jeopardize the entire home; it can put your data and your family’s data at risk.

By 2020, the average household will have more than 50 connected devices. We have a real need for a new kind of solution that protects every device in the home by protecting the home network. We call it network-level security.

That’s why we’re proud to be the first to announce we’ll be bringing McAfee Secure Home Internet on a powerful gateway that combines a gigabit broadband modem, with a gigabit Ethernet router, and gigabit Wi-Fi. The SBG7580-AC with McAfee Secure Home Internet will be everything you’ll need for a smart, safe connected home—in one device. And it’s just the beginning. Welcome to a secure future.

Black Friday Broadband Special

Shopping enthusiasts, we have a Black Friday deal for you…we’re offering $40 off our SURFboard® SBG6700-AC Cable Modem & Wi-Fi® Router at $119.99.

image6700This might be the most important gift you buy this season; especially, if you buy it for yourself. It is, as they say, the gift that keeps on giving. First, you’ll save over a hundred dollars each year in modem rental fees.

Second, it’ll bring the newest, hottest entertainment and connected experiences to your home for years to come.

Third, you can use it to harness all the speed from your Internet connection to shop online for even more deals the rest of this holiday season.

This Black Friday, the SURFboard SBG6700-AC is our gift to you. Check out Best Buy to take advantage of this deal!

ARRIS Introduces the SURFboard® SBG7580-AC at CEDIA Expo

UPDATE 10/24: The SBG7580-AC is now available at Best Buy.

CEDIA is one of the year’s most important showcases of hot new home technology. That’s 91MHq0rXZGL._SL1500_why we’re at the show introducing our latest wireless gateway: the SURFboard SBG7580-AC. It’s made for consumers who want to take the Gigabit revolution into their own hands.

Gigabit gives you the freedom to surf, game, and stream in 4K Ultra HD to your heart’s content. And our SBG7580-AC features DOCSIS® 3.0 with 32×8 channel bonding for getting every last drop of Gigabit speed into your home. Meanwhile, the SBG7580-AC supports integrated dual band current Wi-Fi® and 802.11ac, to ensure your Wi-Fi network is equally as fast —for enjoying your favorite content on all your favorite devices.

Pre-order your SURFboard SBG7580-AC on Amazon today for $229.

Until then, be sure to stop by our booth (#7224) at CEDIA to see the future of Gigabit technology.

Actual speeds are dependent on the level of service subscribed to by the consumer.

Race Preview: Tackling the “Tricky Triangle”

We’re at Pocono Raceway this weekend in Pennsylvania for two days of spirited racing around 20160603_141817_resizedthe famously tight corners of the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Carl Edwards returns to add a third to his two prior wins at the track, while this visit will mark Daniel Suarez’s first start at Pocono.

Daniel will start things off in the #19 Toyota Camry in Saturday’s inaugural Pocono Green 250. ARRIS Racing will host some lucky employees that day during the XFINITY series. Then on Sunday, Carl will be rocking the new SURFboard paint scheme behind the wheel of the #19 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.

Here’s a preview of this weekend’s ARRIS Racing lineup:

NASCAR XFINITY Series – Pocono Green 250

  • Daniel Suarez in the #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry
  • Live TV coverage: Saturday, June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90, and MRN Radio

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400

  • Carl Edwards in the #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry
  • Live TV coverage: Sunday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on FOX Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90, and MRN Radio

Carl Edwards: “Pocono is obviously a unique racetrack.  It’s unlike any other track we go to.  It’s a real tough track to get right. I’ve had some success there with a couple wins.  I enjoy racing there.  It’s as close to a road course as an oval can get.  It has three distinct corners, has a long straightaways and every part of the team comes into play.  You got to have a great engine, you got to have a really good setup and you got to be able to adjust.  You have to drive well and restarts are important.  When you do well there it means something, because you have to do everything right.  Hopefully we can go there and get our third win of the season.  We have ARRIS on board and we would like to get them to victory lane.  After last week we had a strong run and I had some speeding penalties, so I need to keep the racing on the race track.”

Daniel Suarez: ”I’m looking forward to the weekend and making my first start at Pocono in the ARRIS Camry. I’ve done some work in the Toyota Simulator the last few weeks to learn as much as possible, and Scott (Graves) and I have had some good meetings and I think we have a good game plan going into the weekend. Toyota Racing has been on a hot streak as of late, and I would like nothing more than to get my first win and continue their winning streak this weekend at Pocono.”

Follow us this weekend on Twitter @ARRIS for updates and promos. Good luck, Carl and Daniel!

Revealed: #19 to Sport SURFboard® Logo This Weekend in Charlotte

Carl Edwards’ #19 car will feature special SURFboard® paint scheme in Charlotte, North Picture1-twitterCarolina, this weekend.

At this weekend’s NASCAR All-Star race in Charlotte, Carl Edwards’ #19 car will feature the ARRIS SURFboard logo, driving awareness of who we are and what we do, focusing on our SURFboard products available at retail.

It’s the perfect way to showcase our SURFboard High-speed Cable Modems and Routers that provide the fastest speeds available — and the #1 selling brand of modems.

Check out Carl’s promotional video for the new ARRIS SURFboard Home Networking devices with RipCurrent™ G.hn technology– plus video shoot outtakes with Carl and the #19 team.

We have exciting promotions planned for race fans, including Twitter giveaways, videos on ARRIS.com, and more. Plus, ARRIS will mark the Joe Gibbs Racing 25th Anniversary by showcasing our technology at JGR’s Employee Event.

This will be Edwards’ 11th All-Star race since he entered the Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2006.

Tune in, and let’s cheer Carl and his SURFboard #19 on to Victory Lane!

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Sprint All-Star Race

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC (1.5-Mile Oval)
  • Carl Edwards in the No. 19 ARRIS Surfboard Toyota
  • Live Coverage of the Sprint All-Star race from Charlotte Motor Speedway will begin Saturday, May 21 at 7 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – North Carolina Education Lottery 200

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC (1.5-Mile Oval)
  • Daniel Suarez in the No. 51 ARRIS Tundra with KBM
  • Live Coverage of the race from Charlotte Motor Speedway will begin Friday, May 20 at 8 PM ET on Fox Sports 1 (race starts at 8:30 PM ET)

 

Why G.hn Technology Benefits Every Home

Improving home networking has been a major focus in the industry. We believe that next-generation Gigabit Home Networking (G.hn) Power Line Communications technology has the potential to dramatically transform consumer experience in the home, as it can deliver services anywhere there is a wire power outlet in the home to expand the network.

With G.hn technology hitting the market, there have been some questions about its performance and robustness when dealing with noise caused by home appliances that are connected to these powerlines. Some earlier iterations of G.hn weren’t able to properly address this issue, impacting performance. But today, this has changed.

SmallNetBuilder shows the newest generation of G.hn powerline technology works across multiple phases and circuits in any home – both old and new. While older powerline technologies only used a single radio across phase and neutral to transmit, G.hn uses two radios to transmit MIMO across both phase/neutral and ground/neutral. This mitigates the old phase problem, while ensuring much stronger stability and robust data transmission, even in the presence of noise. It is important to note that consumers living in a home with using two prong outlets (non-grounded) will not see this advantage. But they can still take advantage of several of the other G.hn benefits as compared to any other powerline solution.

In addition, older power line technologies did not understand noise in the way current G.hn technology can understand and mitigate it. Since G.hn technology uses a time domain modulation schema, it can simply turn off transmission during the noise pulses of motors. This can be applied to most appliances used in the home since their motors have a consistent load, thus their noise can be readily avoided. The only exception to this is treadmills, since their noise moves greatly with the pace of the person using it (i.e., landing of feet).

Today, there have been many advances in G.hn technology. It’s designed from the ground up to use modern techniques to enhance security, mitigate interference and rebuild fractured data in ways never considered before. The technology also enables future enhancements without being affected by legacy G.hn (or other technology) devices. So, whether you live in a home with older wiring or a home with new electrical powerlines, G.hn technology can help you build a robust network that will meet your needs today and tomorrow.

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