NETGEAR OFFERS MONEY-BACK SATISFACTION GUARANTEE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROSAFE M6100 CHASSIS SERIES

Solution partners and IT managers can purchase, install, and evaluate for up to 60 days — and relax

SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 9, 2016 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to businesses, consumers and service providers, is offering an unprecedented money-back satisfaction guarantee program for its industry-leadingNETGEAR ProSAFE® LAN Access and Aggregation Chassis M6100 Series. The M6100 Chassis Series provides the highest density of 10 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit ports in a 4U footprint with full redundancy currently available for under $8,000.

Qualified NETGEAR Solution Partners (NSP) and IT managers have up to sixty (60) days to evaluate the M6100 Chassis Series, and can also qualify for free remote setup and configuration by a NETGEAR M6100-certified systems engineer. If for any reason program participants are not completely satisfied with the product performance and integration, they can return it to NETGEAR for a credit equal to their purchase price.

“The M6100 Chassis Series delivers the switching capabilities to meet today’s business needs as well as those of tomorrow. We’re confident that it can’t be matched for overall value in its market category, and will exceed performance expectations and integration requirements,” said John McHugh, senior vice president and general manager for NETGEAR Commercial Business. “To that end, we’re launching this new program as evidence of the level of commitment we make to our NETGEAR Solution Partners and end-customers to guarantee the successful completion of their integration projects.”

NETGEAR built the ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series (www.netgear.com/m6100) with high performance, flexible deployment, and ease of use in mind. It has all of the ease of use, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a stackable switch but with the added strengths of a chassis solution including unparalleled bandwidth for 1G and 10G aggregation, full redundancy including power supplies, and modularity for evolving environments. It is ideally suited for roles at the edge of networks in growing and medium-sized organizations with larger campuses or branch offices, as well as mid-sized hospitality facilities, K-12 schools, university campuses, and medical complexes.

After installing the ProSAFE M6100 Series, Goffstown School District in New Hampshire is safely and securely supporting BYOD at all of its schools while delivering the speeds required to meet current and future demand across the entire network.

“Our switched environment is 100 percent NETGEAR throughout the district and it’s much cleaner and easier,” said Gary Girolimon, the director of information technology for Goffstown School District, who selected the ProSAFE M6100 Series for the hub of the Main Distribution Frame (MDF) of the Goffstown network. “NETGEAR delivers a cost-effective infrastructure that has really opened doors for us in terms of what is possible. We never expected to be able to have the network speed and all of these capabilities, and certainly not at such a great price.”

Key Details of the M6100 Chassis Series

The M6100 Chassis Series comprises Gigabit access layer and 10G distribution layer switches in a 4U footprint. With more than 1.4 Tbps switching and routing capacity, passive backplane, full management and fabric nonstop forwarding redundancy, the M6100 Series delivers world-class resiliency and scalability. Its operating software and system management features take the complexity out of delivering L2/L3/L4 and IPv4/IPv6--rich services for enterprise edge and SMB core deployments, as well as 1G/10G mixed infrastructures in server rooms. UPOE capability extends its potential and delivers true investment protection to leverage today’s and tomorrow’s evolving powered devices.

The M6100 Chassis Series offers multiple port combinations to suit diverse needs, with up to 144-port Gigabit through to 72-port 10 Gigabit. The cost-effective ProSAFE M6100 Starter Kit Bundles (XCM8903SK-10000S; XCM8903SF-10000S; XCM8903SX-10000S) have the essentials for a ready-made, turnkey solution:

  • 1 M6100-3S base chassis (XCM8903)
  • 1 blade with 24-port 10G (XCM8924X), or 48-port 1G PoE+ (XCM8944, XCM89P), or 48-port 1G fiber (XCM8944F)
  • 1 power supply unit (APS1000W)
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  • Rack-mount kit (with handles) for 2-post racks and wiring cabinets
  • Sliding rails kit for 4-post racks

In addition to the new 60-day money-back guarantee, the ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series is backed by the industry-leading NETGEAR ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty, Lifetime Next Business Day Shipping for part replacement, and 24x7 Lifetime Technical Support.*

Pricing and Availability

The ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series starter kits are available worldwide through authorized NETGEAR solution partners (www.netgear.com/partner) and other reseller channels. The suggested retail price (MSRP) starts at $7,790 in the U.S., although final pricing for end customers may vary depending on the specific reseller and bundled offerings.

NETGEAR is offering qualified Money Back Guarantee Program participants a free remote setup and configuration service with the purchase of an M6100 Chassis Series Starter Kit.

More Information

Check out the NETGEAR blog at http://networkconnection.netgear.com.

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 (WiFi and LTE), 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 38,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 30,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. 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.

©2016 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and ProSAFE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

* Lifetime Technical Support is provided via free phone support for the first 90 days, and via free online chat thereafter. Next Business Day Shipping may not be available in all localities worldwide. Customer should consult their local NETGEAR representative for applicable support services. For more information, see www.netgear.com/business/documents/prosafe-lifetime-warranty/default.aspx .

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