NETGEAR Announces ReadyNAS Pro Family

New Business-Class Storage for Small and Medium Businesses, Remote Offices and Branch Offices

SAN JOSE, Calif. —November 5, 2010 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced the NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Pro family of business storage products. This product family is designed specifically for businesses seeking Smart IT solutions without the price premium of traditional vendors. The ReadyNAS Pro family delivers higher performance and reliability than comparable consumer storage products, enabling VMware, Microsoft, hybrid cloud and disk-based backup and recovery solutions.

Smart IT departments demand reliable and simple solutions that scale to fit their budget and business needs. The new ReadyNAS Pro family includes 2-bay, 4-bay, and 6-bay desktop products that deliver the right throughput, warranty and disk drive specifications for business applications, as well as a complete range of 3rd party certifications.

  • Ideal for reliable small-scale virtualization projects
  • VMware Ready certification for vSphere
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 certification for Hyper-V


  • Ideal for affordable disk-based backup applications
  • The only officially supported Symantec Backup Exec agent in this product class
  • Veeam and Vizioncore backup software compatibility for virtual environments
  • Acronis and StorageCraft backup software compatibility for mixed physical/virtual environments


  • Ideal for hybrid cloud services
  • A free 12 month, 100GB ReadyNAS Vault™ cloud archive subscription for online file archive and disaster recovery
  • Multi-site file backup, restore and disaster recovery with the ReadyNAS Replicate™ option
  • ReadyNAS Remote, an automatic VPN service for secure remote access

“Server virtualization has delivered the benefits of capital cost savings and equipment consolidation,” said Gartner analyst Jim Browning in his October 2010 Market Insight. “For midsize businesses with remote offices, virtualization has empowered them to deploy affordable in-house disaster recovery solu-tions for the first time.” 

Nigel Hopkins, president at Clariom, Inc., is excited about the Pro family. He says, “reliable backups are critical for our market research firm, and the more we grow the longer it takes. We found it simple to add the Pro 4 to our network and saw immediate improvements in backup performance. And as we consider a virtualization project it’s the obvious choice. We switched to ReadyNAS systems from tapes years ago and haven't looked back!” 

“NETGEAR continues to focus on solutions for smart IT departments requiring reliable, affordable and easy to use storage,” said Mark Song, Product Line Manager at NETGEAR. “The ReadyNAS Pro family is simply smarter for business users and remote office applications.”

Pricing and Availability 
The ReadyNAS Pro family is available in November 2010 through worldwide NETGEAR PowerShift™ partners. Product MSRP varies based on storage capacity:

  • (RNDP2210) - ReadyNAS Pro 2, 2TB (2x1TB), $699 USD
  • (RNDP2220) - ReadyNAS Pro 2, 4TB (2x2TB), $899 USD
  • (RNDP4410) - ReadyNAS Pro 4, 4TB (4x1TB), $1,499 USD
  • (RNDP4420) - ReadyNAS Pro 4, 8TB (4x2TB), $2,299 USD
  • (RNDP6310-200NAS) - ReadyNAS Pro 6, 3TB (3x1TB), $1,699 USD
  • (RNDP6610-200NAS - ReadyNAS Pro 6, 6TB (6x1TB), $2,999 USD
  • (RNDP6620-200NAS) - ReadyNAS Pro 6, 12TB (6x2TB), $3,999 USD

For more information, please visit: www.netgear.com/pro

About NETGEAR, Inc. 
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. 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 26,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 39,000 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 at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/netgear

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and RangeMax are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. 

Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.

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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