NETGEAR CAPTURES #1 POSITION IN WEB-MANAGED ETHERNET SWITCHING

Leading analyst firm IHS Infonetics ranks NETGEAR in top spot for worldwide market share in web-managed fixed configuration Ethernet switches

SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 13, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to businesses, consumers, and service providers, has achieved the top position in worldwide market share for web-managed fixed configuration Ethernet switching. According to IHS Infonetics Ethernet Switches Market Share and Forecasts, 1Q15 Edition, June 2015, NETGEAR surpassed long-time leader HP for the first time in this switching category since HP’s acquisition of 3Com.

Matthias Machowinski, research director for enterprise networking at IHS Infonetics (www.infonetics.com), ranked vendors in terms of ports shipped worldwide, with NETGEAR capturing nearly 29 percent of market share.

“Buyers are shifting toward switches with advanced capabilities, such as enhanced management, PoE, and higher speeds, to accommodate increasing demands on networks,” said Machowinski. “In the SMB market, this is creating a shift from unmanaged to web-managed switches. As a well-known brand with an extensive smart switch portfolio, NETGEAR is well positioned to take advantage of these shifts.”

“We’ve led the industry in terms of revenue on web-managed switches for some time, but now we’ve been able to fight back to a #1 position for ports as well. Considering our entrenched competition, it’s quite a coup,” said Patrick Lo, CEO and co-founder of NETGEAR. “We attribute our success to ongoing innovation across our entire switching portfolio of ProSAFE® switches — such as groundbreaking PoE chassis switches, fully 10 Gigabit Ethernet web-managed switches and revolutionary form-factor Click Switches. This relentless drive to deliver high-performance features and ease-of-use has enabled NETGEAR to supply organizations of all sizes. Our customers know that as they grow, our switching solutions scale with them and offer unequaled value.”


More Information

Go to www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/ to learn more about the full range of NETGEAR ProSAFE Fully Managed, Smart, Plus, Unmanaged and Click Switches for businesses, government agencies, educational facilities and other networks.

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About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 33,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

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