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NETGEAR and StorageCraft Partner to Take Business Backup from Hours to Minutes

Partnership Delivers Exceptional Reliability, Speed and Affordability for Disk-based Backup and Disaster Recovery

SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 20, 2010 — NETGEAR®, Inc.(NASDAQGM: NTGR),a worldwide provider of technologically innovative networking solutions for businesses, homes and service providers, today announced a technology partnership with StorageCraft, a provider of disk-based backup, disaster recovery and system migration solutions, to take backup and recovery times from hours to minutes. The complementary combination of NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS® network storage systems and StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect™ software provides exceptional reliability, speed and affordability for disk-based backup and disaster recovery, and represents a tremendous advance over traditional tape-based solutions.

"There’s no better way to do a complete restore to a new system,” says Corey Westbrook, IT Manager at Financial Business Machines. “My local and offsite ReadyNAS systems combined with StorageCraft ShadowProtect let me recover any VM from a remote location in moments, faster than I ever thought possible.”

NETGEAR ReadyNAS is a storage industry leader, with over 700PB shipped to date and the largest market share position in entry-level commercial storage. This partnership demonstrates NETGEAR’s ongoing commitment to offer the most affordable backup and disaster recovery solutions for midsized enterprise business customers. Customers considering tape replacement or migrating to virtual environments can now perform complete system backup and recovery times at disk and wire speeds. 

The partnership also benefits channel partners seeking an affordable alternative to traditional costly vendors. With this solution, channel partners can deliver backup and disaster recovery solutions that cover both physical and virtual environments, solving replication, disaster recovery, and individual file restore problems. 

“The threats to business data continue to evolve and proliferate, from simple power outages to the latest in viruses and Web malware,” said Drew Meyer, director of storage marketing at NETGEAR. “Yet small businesses and remote offices have no new budgets or personnel to handle this tidal wave of risk. The need for instant backup and recovery solutions led to our partnership with StorageCraft, bringing exceptional performance gains and new levels of functionality to ReadyNAS customers and partners.”

“In this economy, small and mid-market enterprises are looking for complete, cost-effective system protection that will help them do more with less,” said Curt James, vice president of marketing and business development at StorageCraft. “NETGEAR’s reputation as the leader in mid-market storage solutions combined with our award-winning ShadowProtect backup and disaster recovery technology provides the speed and reliability our mutual customers need.” 

NETGEAR’s commercial ReadyNAS systems use enterprise-class drives, support unified NAS and SAN architecture, include secure replication utilities and are backed by a five-year hardware warranty. StorageCraft ShadowProtect is the award-winning line of disk-based backup, disaster recovery and system migration technology for Windows servers, desktops and laptops. ShadowProtect addresses the Recovery Time Objective for businesses and the need to integrate disaster recovery planning with virtualized systems as well as centralizing management of backups. The complete commercial ReadyNAS product line, including the 24TB ReadyNAS 4200 with 10 Gb Ethernet support, complements StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect Server™, ShadowProtect Small Business Server™ and ShadowProtect Desktop™ software in any small or medium-sized business or remote office location. These complementary products are immediately available and sold separately via leading global resellers. For more information, please visit:

About NETGEAR, Inc. 
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, we make high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, we provide networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. NETGEAR also supplies all of the top Internet 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 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and though more than 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. More information is available at or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

About StorageCraft Technology Corporation 
StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, desktops and laptops. 

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and ReadyNAS are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. 

StorageCraft, ShadowProtect, ShadowProtect Server, ShadowProtect Small Business Server and ShadowProtect Desktop are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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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