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.

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!

ARRIS Tech Talk: Modems, Routers, Gateways, and Extenders Demystified

Fact: We need fast, reliable Internet. And increasingly, we need it everywhere.

Nearly three-quarters of us believe that having high-speed Internet in every room of the house is either vitally important or very important. That’s according to our latest Consumer Entertainment Index study.

High-speed Internet is so important because it is related to almost everything we do, from image1video chatting with our family and friends to streaming movies on Netflix® and gaming over the Playstation® and Xbox One networks. A lot of things run expressly on the Internet, and the Internet, in turn, relies on the devices that deliver it throughout our homes.

Today we’re going to talk about the four most important ones: modems, Wi-Fi® routers, broadband gateways, and extenders.

The first piece of the puzzle is your modem: it brings the Internet into your home. Because it’s your home’s primary connection to the Internet, it’s arguably the most important device.

Of course, we all just want Wi-Fi without limits, and for that, you need a Wi-Fi router. It takes the Internet from your modem and creates a wireless signal that you can access throughout your home. But keep in mind that the strength of that wireless signal changes based on things inside your home, like the type of walls or floors it has to go through or how far away it is from the devices that it’s communicating with (i.e. tablets, cellphones)

A gateway is a device that combines the modem and Wi-Fi router into a single device. It brings the Internet signal into your home and also transmits it wirelessly.

So now we have our modem, router and gateway—but what happens when there’s a room in your home where the Wi-Fi is very weak or non-existent? There are many ways to improve the range of the Internet in your home, but one of the simplest and most cost-efficient is using a Wi-Fi network extender or repeater. It receives the wireless signal from your router or gateway and boosts it a further distance than the router may be capable of broadcasting on its own—like a megaphone does with your voice. But keep in mind that each wireless repeater cuts your bandwidth in half. So while it allows you to cover more ground, you’ll also lose some effective speed.

Now that we’ve talked about how these networking pieces work together, how do you know which one to buy? Check out our SURFboard web site for more information.

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Speeds

It’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays and we have two holiday predictions for 91B0cA4-rVL._SL1500_you:

  1. You’re going to get more devices and watch more TV.
  2. You’re going to want the fastest modem or the latest gateway on the market today.

Allow us to explain…

As a global population, we humans watch more than a full-time job’s worth of TV every week. Chances are, you’re no exception. And if you’re like most people, your household also has six or more media devices connected to the Internet. You can thank our Consumer Entertainment Index study for those statistics.

In short, we watch a lot of TV and own a lot of connected devices. And that’s before the holidays. Expect gifts and time off to take that to the next level.

Which brings us to prediction number two: the glowing beacon of Internet hope also known as your modem or gateway. With all that video and all those devices, it might just be time for an upgrade.

The perfect time, actually, because we have a new modem that will have you set for many, many holidays to come…

Our SURFboard® SB6190 is the fastest modem you can buy in a store. It’s gigabit fast — supporting speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps, which means its future-proofed.

And if you’re in the market for a gateway to get the added convenience of hyper-fast Wi-Fi, we have a device for you too: the SURFboard SBG6900-AC. It supports wireless download speeds of up to 686 Mbps and lets you stream, beam, and download things to and from devices within your home at a rate of up to 1900 Mbps.

The SURFboard SB6190 is available in Best Buy stores and on Amazon for $149.99.

The SURFboard SBG6900-AC will be available at Best Buy and Amazon for $219.99 in January.

Go get those holidays!

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

 *Currently approved for use on Comcast and Cox networks. Approval from Bright House, Charter and Time Warner Cable in progress. Check with your service provider for a list of fully approved devices.

ARRIS & Motorola

Today, ARRIS is announcing that as of year’s end, we will no longer be using the MotorolaARRIS_Vertical_4c_CMYK brand on our retail products.

Since our acquisition of Motorola Home two years ago, we’ve anticipated this transition by accelerating our investment in making ARRIS the trusted name and global leader it is today. Now, we’re ready to usher in the next wave of industry innovation under the ARRIS brand.

When we acquired Motorola Home, we inherited a 60-year legacy of award-winning innovation—including the legendary SURFboard® line of products.

The SURFboard is the most widely recognized and most popular retail cable modem —with more than 135 million sold, covering 90% of the market. It’s the retail standard. And it has an impressive history of firsts—including the first wireless broadband gateway, which brought wireless Internet into millions of homes around the world.

That legacy continues today at ARRIS.

As we’ve grown our global brand, we’ve also accelerated our investment in the SURFboard line of products. The result is a new legacy of firsts, including the world’s first 802.11ac cable modem gateway and the world’s first 16×4 channel cable modem, delivering the fastest wired and wireless cable Internet speeds available today.

The world has taken notice. Our commitment to building the fastest, best-performing, and most reliable devices in the world has cemented ARRIS’s relationship with its leading service providers. The ARRIS brand is now in tens of millions of consumer homes, thanks to a variety of innovative new products, numerous awards, word of mouth, and our sponsorship with NASCAR.

When you choose ARRIS and our SURFboard line of products, you’re getting the result of a legacy of innovation and a continued investment in inventing the future.

Thank you for choosing ARRIS!

Cable Modems: Buy vs. Rent

Many cable customers are entering the New Year with a price increase for renting their modem SB6183_Left_Side2from their service provider. You might be one of them. This year, make a resolution to get your own. You’ll save some money and get a better Internet connection too. 

Here’s an example: buy the world’s fastest modem at retail, our ARRIS SURFboard® SB6183, and save an average $9 each month (or more than $100 a year) in modem rental fees. Read more

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