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NETGEAR Sets New Standard for Affordability in Wireless-N SSL VPN Firewall for Small Businesses

Industry’s most complete secure connectivity appliance under $180

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announces a new benchmark for small business connectivity. The NETGEAR ProSafe® Wireless-N 8-port Gigabit VPN Firewall (FVS318N) includes an all-in-one router, wireless-N access point, gigabit switch and SSL VPN firewall for less than $180. 

The FVS318N offers small businesses reliable, affordable and simple connectivity features that previously came together at a 50 percent higher cost. A comprehensive suite of remote connectivity support simplifies Virtual Private Networks (VPNs): 

  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPNs give remote workers secure connections through a browser. Businesses no longer need to purchase and configure VPN client software.
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) VPNs connect the FVS318N to third-party firewalls in other locations. Businesses may also purchase NETGEAR VPN software to connect the FVS318N to individual users.

Complete local area network connectivity comes via Wireless-N WiFi and eight wired Gigabit Ethernet ports. A simple, browser-based interface with helpful wizards saves time and eliminates complexity when connecting to ISPs and establishing VPNs. 

As with all NETGEAR ProSafe business-class firewalls, the FVS318N is housed in a steel case and carries NETGEAR’s lifetime warranty. 

“Small businesses face the same online security threats as big businesses, and they need to offer services like remote user access and connections to remote servers that can’t be fully protected by consumer-level routers,” said Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst for Security at Infonetics Research. “Small businesses can now find firewalls with robust security features like SSL VPN, SPI, configurable DMZ, and DoS protection, capabilities which until recently were only available in expensive and complex enterprise-class solutions.” 

“The NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless-N VPN Firewall is a surprisingly affordable unit packed with more features than any other router on the market at this level. Despite all the features available to the user, the interface is easy to understand, so as not to be overwhelming for inexperienced users," said Tyler Cain, Head of Information Technology at Cain Sales Company, a supplier of construction materials in Atlanta. 

“The FVS318 product family has been an industry leader for the better part of a decade. We’re continuing this tradition of innovation with the FVS318N,” said Jason Leung, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Commercial Security Solutions at NETGEAR. “We’re committed to delivering smart IT, not big IT, with products that are reliable, affordable, and simple. The FVS318N embodies all these qualities and a multitude of connectivity options at an incredibly affordable price.” 

Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless-N 8-port Gigabit VPN Firewall (FVS318N) is now available worldwide, priced at $179 in the United States. 

More information
To learn more about the NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless-N 8-port Gigabit VPN Firewall, please visithttp://www.netgear.com/business/products/security/wireless-VPN-firewalls/FVS318N.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, the NETGEAR logo and ProSafe 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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