NETGEAR Revolutionizes Connected Storage And Data Protection With New ReadyNAS Products

NETGEAR Revolutionizes Connected Storage And Data Protection With New ReadyNAS
                                   Products

NAS models feature new operating system, modern GUI, redesigned hardware and a
wealth of user applications and data protection technology

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM:
NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced a new
portfolio of networked-attached-storage (NAS) products which run on the newly
developed ReadyNAS® OS 6. These revolutionary devices are built on a custom
platform designed as "storage made easy" for both the home and small to
medium-sized businesses (SMB). NETGEAR also unveiled a suite of new
downloadable applications for these products on the genie+™ marketplace.

With a sleek new interface and a rich set of embedded or easily downloadable
applications, this NAS storage portfolio pairs the latest in performance and
scalability with cutting-edge technologies such as unlimited snapshots and
cloud-managed replication, which dramatically reduces any possibility of data
loss. Once again, NETGEAR is taking features and capabilities previously
available only from expensive, large-enterprise vendors and lowering the cost
while dramatically simplifying deployment and manageability to provide users
with affordable, powerful, and reliable NAS storage.

Photographs, video clips, songs, websites, email, client files, and
application data on physical or virtual servers — the type of information that
enriches our lives and is essential to business can seem endless. With
ReadyNAS, customers finally have an advanced, easy-to-use solution for
centralizing, securing, and controlling access to digital assets. What's more,
cloud-based discovery and file management through NETGEAR's ReadyCLOUD™
simplifies the set-up experience and enables full ongoing management of data
from any web-connected device.

"As a photographer, my images are the foundation of my various photography
businesses," explains Colby Brown, professional photographer and photo
educator. "ReadyNAS is a full-featured file server providing access to all my
data while on the road, an easy ability to backup data while outside of the
office, and the ability to collaborate with other colleagues when I am in the
field. With the new ReadyNAS operating system, I don't need an entire IT
department to get up and running, and the clean new interface takes all the
challenges out of running effective backups of my valuable data."

The latest additions to the award-wining ReadyNAS product family
(www.netgear.com/readynas) are available in three new series of desktop models
and a 1U rackmount, each designed for the unique needs of home users and small
to medium-sized businesses.

  oThe entry level ReadyNAS 100 Series (RN102xx, RN104xx) is designed for
    home use, and comes in two-bay and four-bay models that are offered as
    either diskless or populated with drives.
  oThe ReadyNAS 300 Series (RN312xx, RN314xx, RN316xx) is optimized for small
    business networks and remote or branch office needs, and offers two-bay,
    four-bay, and six-bay versions that are either diskless or populated with
    drives.
  oThe four-bay ReadyNAS 2120 is a 1U form factor for easy rack deployment in
    small data center environments and comes either diskless or populated with
    drives.
  oThe six-bay ReadyNAS 500 Series (RN516xx) offers the highest performance
    and is designed for small to medium sized business networks supporting up
    to 250 concurrent users, and also comes diskless or populated with drives.

"We designed the new ReadyNAS OS from the ground up with ease-of-use in mind,
so users can confidently centralize and back up all their data," said Matt
Pahnke, senior product marketing manager for NETGEAR Storage. "Customers could
not be more excited about our revolutionary ReadyCLOUD technology for
cloud-based set-up, provisioning, and management. The cloud-based set-up and
comprehensive, but simple-to-use interface is unlike anything else in the NAS
market."

Each ReadyNAS features advanced on-box data protection in the form of
unlimited snapshot capability, cloud-managed replication, and XRAID automatic
volume expansion. In addition, each unit showcases native encryption, enabling
prosumer and business users to securely share, store, and protect sensitive
data across their network. Every NAS device in the new ReadyNAS Series
supports SATA (up to 4TB) and SSD drives. ReadyNAS 300 and 500 models include
an eSATA expansion port for scaling capacity as the storage needs of a
business grows (up to 84TB).

Pahnke added, "We want to give our customers productivity-enhancing,
innovative, and entertaining ways to do more with their NAS than they ever
thought possible. With this in mind, ReadyNAS devices feature a rich set of
embedded apps in addition to the growing library of add-ons found in the
genie+ marketplace (genie.netgear.com/)."

Launched last year, genie+ marketplace is a platform for third party
developers to deliver exciting, new applications which can be installed on
ReadyNAS boxes with a single click. The suite of new applications includes
productivity tools, media sharing applications, and a variety of other useful
apps. Along with the currently available apps, NETGEAR has over 600 developers
registered to create additional apps supporting the products announced today.
Among the 40+ applications available are the Polkast media sharing application
that allows owners to enjoy all of the content stored on their device from
their mobile devices, the QNext FB social cloud application that enables users
to share any of their content with any Facebook friend without having to
upload the content, and the Symform Cloud Backup application that enables free
online cloud backup.

ReadyNAS continues to be compatible with all leading backup software
providers, and is one of the first SMB NAS devices to feature real-time
anti-virus protection, providing peace of mind knowing that sensitive data is
automatically protected and secure from virtually any threat.

The new product line also features seamless cloud-like file synchronization
with ReadyDROP™ and Dropbox integration. In addition, ReadyNAS Remote from
NETGEAR enables you to easily access files from anywhere in the world on any
web-connected device. NETGEAR is the first company to offer prosumers and
small businesses the ability to back up Mac® data from any location in the
world, without paying a monthly fee for cloud storage.

Pricing and Availability
Select models of the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 100 and 300 series are now available
worldwide through reseller channels and a variety of e-commerce sites. The
full line of new ReadyNAS models will be available in the second quarter of
2013 through authorized NETGEAR PowerSHIFT channel partners
(http://powershift.netgear.com/) and other reseller channels and e-commerce
sites.

Suggested US retail pricing for the ReadyNAS series is as follows:

  oReadyNAS 100 Series, starting at $199.
  oReadyNAS 300 Series, starting at $449.
  oReadyNAS 2120, starting at $1,229.
  oReadyNAS 500 Series, starting at $1,299.

More Information
To learn more about NETGEAR ReadyNAS 6.0 and the four new ReadyNAS Series,
please visit www.netgear.com/readynas. Information on the full line of NETGEAR
storage solutions for businesses is at
http://netgear.com/business/products/storage/default.aspx. You can find the
NETGEAR genie+ marketplace at https://genie.netgear.com/. To get more
information or register as a NETGEAR developer, please visit
http://developer.netgear.com.

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 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in
San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an
ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by
calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and
www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2013 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, genie+, ReadyNAS, ReadyCLOUD
and ReadyDROP are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc.
and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a
registered trademark of Apple Inc. Other brand names mentioned herein are for
identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective
holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights
reserved.

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1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements
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circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet
threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in
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2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2013.
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