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NETGEAR Releases Industry’s First VDSL UTM Firewall

Integrates modular broadband and WiFi connectivity with virtually unlimited log and quarantine capability

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced the NETGEAR ProSecure® UTM9S – the industry's first Unified Threat Management (UTM) gateway with both VDSL and WiFi capability. Additionally, the UTM9S integrates with NETGEAR ReadyNAS® network-attached storage systems, providing virtually unlimited activity log and quarantine capacity for forensic, regulatory and legal requirements. 

The UTM9S is the latest addition to NETGEAR's ProSecure unified threat management product line, and delivers comprehensive Internet security without traditional vendor complexity and cost. The ProSecure UTM9S is the first UTM firewall on the market to provide high-speed Internet access through an on-board VDSL modem (VDSL is the latest standard for high-speed DSL and is backward-compatible with today's ADSL networks). At the same time, the UTM9S offers a wireless-N access point module and is a best-of-breed UTM firewall gateway. Small businesses and branch offices may now access modern high-speed Internet connections, provide a wireless network and protect against Internet threats – all from one simple device. 

Security devices traditionally include a very small amount of storage for log and threat quarantine data. The ProSecure UTM9S can be set to automatically send activity logs and complete quarantined threats to NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage systems, ensuring nearly limitless storage capacity for forensic analysis. 

"Advanced targeted threats are going after customer information at businesses large and small," said John Pescatore, Vice President for network security at Gartner Inc. "Just spending more to throw more security products at this problem is rarely the best solution. Businesses need to choose network security platforms that are effective against advanced attacks while offering price points and management capabilities that match constrained procurement and staffing budgets." 

Mike Chandler, the CEO of ASICSoft, an integrated circuit engineering services firm in San Jose, California, said: "The UTM9S does a fantastic job securing us from social media malware and scareware phishing scams, while keeping our workforce focused and productive. And the fact that the UTM9S archives quarantined threats and traffic logs in a virtually limitless manner on an external NAS is something we prize for legal reasons. NETGEAR has packaged all this functionality, along with wireless and broadband capability, into a condensed form factor with one GUI to manage – the essence of simplicity." 

"The ProSecure UTM9S brings our commitment to 'smart IT, not big IT' to the next level," said Jason Leung, Senior Product Marketing Manager at NETGEAR. "NETGEAR uniquely leverages ReadyNAS storage systems to provide simple, seamless archival for quarantined email threats and log information. This cross-product technology integration is an example of NETGEAR delivering smart IT solutions – not just products – to our customers." 

Pricing and Availability 
The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM9S is available now worldwide with prices starting at $535 in the United States, including one year of web and email protection subscription services, 24/7 technical support and a lifetime warranty.

More information 
The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM series uses patented Stream Scanning Technology, which analyzes data streams as they enter the network against a full malware signature library – offering maximum protection with minimum latency. NETGEAR 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 ProSecure UTM9S, 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 approximately 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

© 2011 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, ProSecure, ReadyNAS and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. 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.

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 46 through 63, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 3, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 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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U.S. Media Contact: Claudia Oropeza, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, (408) 685-0618,coropeza@webershandwick.com 
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