NETGEAR READYNAS FIRMWARE UPDATE DELIVERS BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES FOR FILE SYNCRONIZATION AND MAC BACKUP
Includes NETGEAR ReadyDROP for Subscription-less, Unlimited, Secure, Real-time File Syncing and NETGEAR Remote Backup for Apple® Time Machine®
SAN JOSE, Calif. — September 11, 2012 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced NETGEAR RAIDiator™ 5.3.6, a firmware update for NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Duo and NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ storage systems that enables users to access, manage and backup data in ways never before possible on a networked attached storage (NAS) device. NETGEAR RAIDiator 5.3.6 is a big leap forward enabling NAS users to stop putting their data in someone else’s cloud, as well as ensuring that Apple Time Machine users are backed up whenever they are connected to the Internet.
The inclusion of NETGEAR ReadyDROPTM in the firmware enables a secure personal storage cloud to be created featuring Dropbox™-like drag-and-drop file functionality without the storage limits, cost, access or security concerns associated with subscription-based cloud backup and synchronization solutions. Files stored securely on ReadyNAS Duo or ReadyNAS NV+ automatically synchronize across all enabled devices including PCs, Macs, Apple® iOS and Android handhelds. Users will be able to edit, store, retrieve and view files from any of the supported devices while knowing that their data resides on their own storage box, not in someone else’s cloud.
RAIDiator 5.3.6 also features remote backup for Time Machine®, which allows Apple® Time Machine® backups to be written directly to the NAS device through the Internet from any remote location and connected device. Until the introduction of this remote backup capability, users could only perform local backups and were required to pay a subscription fee for cloud backup. Now, Apple Time Machine users will remain backed up whenever they have an Internet connection without having to use someone else’s cloud.
The additional features of the NETGEAR RAIDiator 5.3.6 firmware include ReadyDLNA® for remote mobile client media streaming directly from a ReadyNAS device, and NETGEAR ReadyNAS Replicate — a disaster recovery solution that mirrors data on ReadyNAS devices to multiple locations, all of which can be managed securely through the cloud. All of the features and applications come included in the firmware update, or with the purchase of a new NETGEAR Duo or NV+.
The NETGEAR RAIDiator 5.3.6 Difference:
- NETGEAR ReadyDROP for file synchronization across multiple devices
- Remote backup of Macintosh computers
- NETGEAR ReadyDLNA client for remote media streaming
- Replication for simple off-site disaster recovery is now included
“The NETGEAR RAIDiator 5.3.6 firmware update makes it so much easier to add functionality to the ReadyNAS, and I really appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing that with ReadyDROP, my files are always where I need them and I don’t have to pay an additional subscription fee for this accessibility,” said Alper Turget, CEO of Anvato. “I cannot believe how much more I can now do with my ReadyNAS.”
“NETGEAR is known for developing innovative, cost-effective and easy-to-use technologies that address the huge challenges storage poses to SMBs,” said Matt Pahnke, senior manager of product marketing for the NETGEAR commercial business unit. “NETGEAR RAIDiator 5.3.6 demonstrates our commitment to helping home-and small-business users get the most value from their investments in NETGEAR NAS solutions. It further affirms our leadership in the desktop storage market.”
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR RAIDiator 5.3.6 firmware update for ReadyNAS Duo and ReadyNAS NV+, and all of its features, is available for free for download worldwide at www.readynas.com on September 11th, 2012. The firmware and features also come standard with the purchase of any NETGEAR NAS solution.
To learn more about NETGEAR RAIDiator 5.3.6 for ReadyNAS Duo and ReadyNAS NV+, please visitwww.netgear.com/personalcloud.
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 32,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 42,000 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.
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