ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2: multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi with home internet security

ARRIS introduced two new Wave 2 Wi-Fi® gateways to its Secure Home Gateway portfolio. The ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 gateways add fast, future-ready multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi to the Secure Home Gateway family.

The ARRIS Secure Home Gateway portfolio of devices combines the capabilities of a modem, router, Ethernet hub, and dedicated security protection for each connected device in the home – including IoT devices such as smart thermostats, locks, speakers, and cameras. The addition of the latest Wave 2 Wi-Fi technology allows more connected devices to share bandwidth without compromising even the most demanding tasks like simultaneous 4K streaming. Each gateway features advanced ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee software. This state-of-the-art solution enables users to simplify internet security through management controls and protection against known threats like malware, phishing, and more.

New ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 devices combine multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi® capabilities with advanced home internet security (PRNewsfoto/ARRIS International plc)

Product Highlights                                                  

  • Next-Gen Wi-Fi**: The ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 support the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standards and 802.11ac Wave 2 functionality, to deliver maximum bandwidth and performance across connected devices. That’s because 802.11ac Wave 2 supports multi-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) antenna arrays, which will speed up network response times and Wi-Fi performance.
  • Peace of Mind: The ARRIS Secure Home Gateway portfolio offers the peace-of-mind of knowing that a home’s connected devices are protected.
  • Secure Home Internet: The ARRIS Secure Internet app provides powerful internet management in addition to the gateway capability to help guard against malicious sites:
    • Disconnect selected devices, at a set time or at the touch of a button
    • Receive notifications when devices are trying to access a known malicious or restricted site
    • Set up user profiles and manage internet access by website category or time. Set parental controls by age, and assign devices to select children without having to establish controls for each individual device.
  • Control: The ARRIS SURFboard Manager app enables families to quickly connect and manage their Wi-Fi networks and parental controls
  • Optimized for Gaming and Streaming: Easily support multiple 4K and HD video streams with DOCSIS® 3.0 cable technology. The SBG6950-AC2 features 16×4 DOCSIS Channel Bonding, while the SBG7400-AC2 has 24×8 DOCSIS Channel Bonding for additional multi-device performance. And, both devices feature MU-MIMO for ultra-fast Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a USB 2.0 Host Port with support for NAS Drive, Media Server, and other device connections.

The ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6950-AC2 features download speeds up to 686 Mbps and Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 Mbps. The SBG7400-AC2 includes download speeds up to 1 Gbps and Wi-Fi speeds up to 2350 Mbps.

All ARRIS Secure Home Gateway devices include three years of ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee protection (approximately $240*** savings) and three months of McAfee LiveSafe™ software, which provides antivirus, identity and privacy protection both within and beyond your home network. Because both devices also incorporate cable modems, they can save up to $10/month in modem rental fees, effectively paying for themselves in less than two years.

Pricing and Availability
The SBG6950-AC2 retails for $179.99. The SBG7400-AC2 is $199.99. Available at Amazon and other major retailers.

*ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee blocks connected devices from reaching a known malicious site. As new and unknown sites are identified by McAfee, ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee will automatically detect, block and secure connected devices from them.

** Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by cable service providers, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of Internet router(s).

***An approximate value of $240 when compared to similar offerings.