As 802.11ac winds down, I fully expect to see the last products trickle out from each vendor before we go full bore into Wi-Fi 6. For Netgear one of these solutions is the Nighthawk RS400 Cyber Security.
With the ever-increasing threat of cyber-attacks, Netgear has revamped its Genie firmware to offer Circle by Disney for Parental Controls and in partnership with Bitdefender a new solution called Netgear Armor.
As for hardware, Netgear has decided to repurpose the R7000p. This means we have the dual-core BCM4708 operating at 1GHz paired with 256MB of memory and 128M of NAND flash. Radios offered are the BCM4365E 3x3 solution for 5GHz and BCM4360 3x3 for 2.4GHz making this an AC2300 class solution with 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz and 1625 on the 5GHz band.
MSRP of the Netgear Nighthawk Cyber-Security comes in at $299.99 with 3-years of Armor Cyber Security and a one-year hardware warranty.