NETGEAR Launches First NAS-Linked Online Disaster Recovery for Consumers and SMBs

Mon Mar 2, 2009 8:30am EST

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NETGEAR Launches First NAS-Linked Online Disaster Recovery for Consumers and

New ReadyNAS Vault Service Automates Backup and Eliminates Local Management

HANNOVER, Germany, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:
NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking
solutions, today announced ReadyNAS(R) Vault(TM) - its new online backup and
disaster-recovery service for consumers and Small- to Medium-sized Businesses
(SMBs). Designed to give consumers and SMBs a simple but still
enterprise-class solution for Internet- or "cloud-based" data protection,
ReadyNAS Vault is available for all versions of its award-winning family of
ReadyNAS(R) products. NETGEAR will provide a demo of ReadyNAS Vault and
display its full line of ReadyNAS devices at the CeBIT trade show in Hannover,
Germany, March 3-8, 2009, in Hall 13, Stand C58 of the Hannover Exhibition
Hall. Related CeBIT announcements can be found at

ReadyNAS Vault is an easy-to-use, cost-effective online backup service built
right into all ReadyNAS systems. Consumers and SMBs can regularly and securely
copy data to a world-class storage facility and can recover data from any Web
browser and any Internet location. Instead of purchasing and maintaining
servers, agents and licenses, the necessary software is already tightly
integrated into the ReadyNAS storage products, so there is no need for
additional infrastructure or upgrades. Backup jobs, individual ReadyNAS
systems and recovery tasks are all centrally located in an online console,
making managing multiple locations and jobs far simpler. Administrators and
resellers alike can use ReadyNAS Vault's online interface to confirm that
backups have taken place, to change to backup tasks and to recover critical
files from anywhere on the planet.

"As data becomes even more critical, consumers and businesses alike are
increasingly interested in Internet 'cloud-based' storage as added insurance
for their own storage infrastructure. However, consumers and SMBs have
historically lacked the necessary expertise and resources to do so, despite
having just as pressing a need as larger businesses," said Paul Tien, vice
president and general manager of NETGEAR's Network Storage Business Unit.
"With the ReadyNAS Vault service, NETGEAR is the first to solve this issue by
seamlessly linking cloud-based storage with our entire family of ReadyNAS

NETGEAR's ReadyNAS products have received high acclaim since their
introduction to the market - winning such esteemed awards as CRN's 2008 "Best
Product of the Year" for storage and Small Business Computing's 2009
"Excellence in Technology" award for network storage, as chosen by readers.
ReadyNAS Vault augments this industry leading product line by enabling
consumers and SMBs to protect critical data in the wake of a disaster or
disruption. ReadyNAS Vault includes the following features for both consumers
and SMBs:

    --  Web-based Management - SMBs and consumers can check transfer history,
        modify configurations, change scheduling and select backup sources
        any browser-based location in real time. No more waiting on email for
        logs after the fact, and multiple systems can be managed from a single
    --  Device-integrated Cloud Backup - Many other backup solutions require a
        server and agents to be installed, managed, maintained, and licensed,
        but ReadyNAS Vault is built right into the storage device itself.
        Differential backups, de-duplication and encryption are all automatic,
        and management requires only a Web browser. This cuts down on costs
        while increasing reliability, all without adding complexity.
    --  Continuous Data Protection Options - ReadyNAS Vault can watch for
        changes in real-time and provide immediate protection for new or
        modified files. Alternatively, backup jobs can be scheduled to run at
        specific intervals so that data is moved offsite when it is most
        convenient for the user. Advanced configuration options for bandwidth
        consumption and system usage provide complete control.
    --  Fast Data Recovery - Consumers and SMBs can browse to the files they
        need and replace them on the ReadyNAS storage platform with a click.
        There is no need to restore from tapes, no concerns about software
        versions and no media management hassles - just browse and replace.
    --  Secure - 128-bit SSL transfer connections ensure that data is kept
        private and secure during transmission and 256-bit AES encryption
        delivers additional protection while it sits on cloud storage systems.

ReadyNAS Vault makes backup to an offsite data center simple and affordable
enough for both consumers and SMBs. A free 30-day trial of the service is
available now on all ReadyNAS systems. U.S. pricing for the ReadyNAS Vault
service starts at $5.95 per month for consumers and $19.95 per month for
businesses. More information on the ReadyNAS Vault service can be found at

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that
address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of Small- to
Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and home users. The company offers an
end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet
access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among
multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. 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
29,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 41,000 value-added
resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional
offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR(R) partner. More
information is available by visiting or calling (408)

(C) 2009 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ReadyNAS and ReadyNAS Vault
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.

Note: Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated.
Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network
traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower
actual data throughput.

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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 the expected performance characteristics,
specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback
and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking
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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 31 through 44, in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
for the fiscal quarter ended September 28, 2008, filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission on November 7, 2008. 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.



Jay Nichols of Sterling Communications, +1-415-992-3210,, for NETGEAR, Inc.
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