NETGEAR Demystifies Security for Growing Companies

The new NETGEAR ProSecure UTM150 delivers state-of-the-art unified threat management without a “big IT” price

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 28, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced the NETGEAR ProSecure® UTM150 – a Unified Threat Management (UTM) gateway for businesses with around 150 users that refuse to compromise on security. 

Securing modern networks is more difficult than ever before. Recent studies report that malware infections have doubled in the past year, and that web browsing now causes 80% of infections. Mobility, cloud and virtualization solutions introduce new risks to applications and data while users demand more services from new platforms and locations. Traditional "big IT" approaches are complex and costly while lower cost offerings may simply be insufficient. Growing companies may be forced to choose between products that are overly complicated or unacceptably risky. 

NETGEAR's ProSecure products take the guesswork out of planning and implementing comprehensive security solutions. The new UTM150 delivers unparalleled award-winning reliability and performance in an affordable and simple package. Enhanced graphical reporting capabilities and automatic software and malware signature updates dramatically reduce network management overhead. Busy IT professionals can replace an existing VPN/firewall or router with a UTM in less than 30 minutes, ensuring complete protection against viruses, malware, spam, phishing attacks, denial-of-service attacks and malicious embedded code. The UTM150 can even prevent productivity losses due to inappropriate online activity. 

"Today, with many UTM vendors offering products that seem similar on the surface, it becomes even more important for customers to focus on how effective these solutions actually are at protecting mid-sized enterprise networks," said Lawrence Pingree, research director for data center transformation and cloud security at Gartner. "IT decision-makers should also consider speed, capacity, reliability and ease of use when evaluating UTM devices." 

"The NETGEAR UTM150 is a revelation – I never expected a unified threat management device could directly improve the productivity of our workforce," said Michael Christie, Director of Information Technology at Lawley Automotive Group, the largest auto dealership group in southern Arizona. "With its speed, flexibility and rock-solid security, the UTM150 makes it easy to keep employees away from the distraction of web and social media sites that aren't work-related, to manage VPNs between our six locations, and to ensure our network isn't crippled by malware or other online threats. Before the UTM150, I couldn't find enterprise-grade protection and intelligent controls in such an affordable gateway security solution." 

"Growing businesses tell us they need 'smart IT,' not 'big IT.' The UTM150 delivers on this commitment with reliable protection and intelligent controls that previously required expensive, hard-to-configure solutions," said Jason Leung, Senior Product Marketing Manager at NETGEAR. "This is the 'democratization of IT' in action, where growing companies now have access to a level of security sophistication that until recently was only available to larger enterprises with larger budgets. Customer surveys prove this – the number one reason why customers purchase ProSecure equipment is our security effectiveness, and the number two reason is the extraordinary value our equipment represents." 

Pricing and Availability 
The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM150 is available now worldwide with a street price of $1,799 in the United States, including one year of web and email protection subscription services, 24/7 technical support and a lifetime warranty.

More information 
ProSecure UTM appliances have won top ratings in reviews from SC Magazine, PC Pro and IT Pro, and significantly outperformed UTMs from Fortinet, SonicWALL, Cisco, WatchGuard and ZyXEL in third-party testing. To learn more about the NETGEAR ProSecure series of unified threat management appliances, please visit:http://netgear.com/business/products/security/UTM-series/default.aspx

About NETGEAR, Inc. 
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top 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 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 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

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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 11 through 29, in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2011. 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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