NETGEAR and Veeam Slash Cost and Complexity of VMware Backup for Businesses

NETGEAR and Veeam Slash Cost and Complexity of VMware Backup for Businesses

SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 14, 2010 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR),a worldwide provider of technologically innovative networking solutions for businesses and homes, today announced that it has launched a worldwide technology partnership with Veeam Software, the market leader in VMware backup and replication software. NETGEAR ReadyNAS® network storage solutions provide a cost-effective and less complex platform for VMware®. The two vendors’ products can be used in tandem to streamline disaster recovery and reduce costs in VMware environments. The partnership further strengthens NETGEAR’s business-class solutions ecosystem while providing channel partners and end users with flexible and affordable storage options.

“Together, NETGEAR and Veeam are giving businesses simple access to the same smart IT tools that the big enterprises are using, but at a fraction of the cost,” said Drew Meyer, director of storage marketing, NETGEAR. “This is also great for our channel partners who can now easily use ReadyNAS and Veeam’s software together to build less complex back-up and recovery solutions for the virtualized and VMware environments they serve.”

NETGEAR ReadyNAS for business systems have been tested with Veeam Backup & Replication™, ensuring interoperability and compatibility in VMware environments. Veeam Backup & Replication combines the power of virtualization and the innovation of Veeam to provide advanced Virtualized-Powered Data Protection™, or vPower™. Veeam’s patent-pending technology enables instant VM recovery, universal application-item recovery, and automated recovery verification.

“Companies invest a large amount of time, resources, and money to virtualize their IT infrastructure, and Veeam lets them leverage those investments to significantly improve backup and recovery,” said Rick Hoffman, VP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances, Veeam. “Veeam vPower, coupled with NETGEAR’s business-class storage technology, give organizations exactly what they need: fast, flexible, and reliable image-based backup and recovery for virtualized environments at an affordable price.” 

Veeam Backup & Replication and ReadyNAS systems are available globally via leading value-added resellers. 

For more information on NETGEAR products, please visit: http://www.netgear.com/Products/Storage.aspx 

For more information on NETGEAR’s PowerShift Partner Program, please visit:http://www.netgear.com/Partners/Powershift.aspx

About Veeam Software 
Veeam Software, a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, develops innovative software to manage VMware vSphere 4 and VMware Infrastructure 3. Veeam vPower™ provides advanced Virtualization-Powered Data Protection™ and is the underlying technology in Veeam Backup & Replication™, the #1 solution for VMware backup. Veeam ONE™ provides a single solution for managing the performance, configuration and utilization of VMware environments and includes: Veeam Reporter™ for capacity planning, change management, and reporting and chargeback; Veeam Business View™ for business categorization of the VMware environment; and a choice of monitoring options including the nworks Management Pack™ for Microsoft System Center, thenworks Smart Plug-in™ for HP Operations Manager, and Veeam Monitor™. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.

About NETGEAR, Inc. 
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, we make high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, we provide networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. NETGEAR also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and though more than 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR athttp://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and ReadyNAS are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: 
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 36 through 52, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended June 27, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2010. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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