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NETGEAR(R) Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall Enables Simultaneous SSL and IPsec VPN Connections to Deliver Industry's Most Versatile, Reliable, Secure Network Solution for Small and Medium Businesses
Nov 26, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR, Inc. , a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking and security products, today announced the availability of the NETGEAR(R) ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (FVS336G), a versatile, feature-packed firewall that provides network security, remote access and reliable Internet access for small and medium businesses. Simultaneous support for up to 25 IPsec and 10 SSL VPN tunnels enables the ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall to serve secure connections for both site-to-site communications and remote or telecommuter access without the need for VPN client software."

"Our team here at Xpand PCS has had the opportunity to fully employ the functions and capabilities available on the FVS336G," stated Alex Perkins, Director at Xpand PCS, whose company participated in the beta test program. "We are very impressed at the options available and the versatility of its setup environment. When this product is launched, we will most certainly be trying to get as many clients as possible to upgrade to or purchase this product. Overall, it's a top class router for a modern office."

Equipped with an integrated four-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch for high- speed network connectivity, the SNMP-manageable ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (FVS336G) provides two Gigabit WAN ports to support dual broadband connections for load-balancing or fail-over, thereby increasing the bandwidth and reliability of a company's Internet connection. The ability to support both SSL and IPsec VPN tunnels enables the ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall to provide both clientless remote access through a secure Web browser interface and legacy support for client-based remote access. Additionally, IPSec VPN tunnels enable secure site-to-site VPN tunnels to connect branch office locations seamlessly. A full-featured firewall, the ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall delivers multidimensional network security including denial-of-service (DoS) protection, stateful packet inspection (SPI), URL keyword filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts.

Backed by a lifetime warranty, the easy-to-use ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (FVS336G) incorporates NETGEAR's user-friendly Web-based ProSafe Control Center configuration screen and installation assistant to reduce setup time.

"The FVS336G continues the NETGEAR ethos, 'easy to set up straight out of the box,' but it also allows for the more advanced administrator to configure the device to meet their own needs," explained Tim Middleton, Solutions Architect. "The Transport Layer Security features are an excellent addition to the traditional Prosafe Firewall/Router, offering IT Managers flexibility for remote/home workers without the need for an additional piece of hardware. I am impressed by the performance and stability of the FVS336G. The Internet and LAN performance have met expectations and I continue to be impressed by the overall Web GUI functionality."

"Our new ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall is ideal for small and medium businesses that need a network solution that delivers high-performance, robust security and easy, secure access for remote users and inter-site network connections," explained Peter Newton, Director of Product Marketing, Business Security Products at NETGEAR. "This versatile firewall provides remote users with secure clientless remote access to the corporate data from anywhere at any time using a standard Web browser, while IPsec VPN tunnels can simultaneously provide secure site-to-site tunnels and legacy support for client-based remote access. The integrated four-port Gigabit switch and dual Gigabit WAN ports ensure optimum performance and network reliability making the ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall one of the most versatile, reliable and secure firewall solutions available to the SMB market."

About the NETGEAR ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall

The NETGEAR ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (FVS336G) combines a true SPI firewall with a four-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch, dual Gigabit WAN ports, and support for both SSL and IPsec VPN access to deliver a powerful, high-performance, value-packed network infrastructure solution for small and medium businesses.

In addition to client-based remote access for up to 25 IPsec VPN tunnels, the FVS336G simultaneously supports up to 10 SSL VPN tunnels providing remote users with secure access to the company network from anywhere at anytime through a standard Web browser. The SSL VPN tunnels support industry-strength encryption algorithms and features such as automatic cache cleanup after session termination to ensure protection and privacy of sensitive data.

Equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports, the FVS336G is capable of supporting two broadband connections in either a load-balancing or fail-over configuration. The load-balancing configuration enables maximum throughput by utilizing both WAN connections to distribute traffic across two broadband connections. To provide highly-reliable Internet connectivity, the second WAN port can be configured as a failover connection in the event that the primary connection fails.

Easy-to-use and manage, the FVS336G incorporates the user-friendly Web- based ProSafe Control Center configuration screen and install assistant to reduce setup time. The SNMP-manageable firewall, is compatible with Windows(R), UNIX(R), Macintosh(R), and Linux(R) OS.

The NETGEAR ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (FVS336G) is backed by a lifetime warranty and is immediately available via leading direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value added resellers at a list price of $425.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR www.netgear.com designs technologically advanced, branded networking and security products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company's product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at or call (408) 907-8000.

NETGEAR(R), the NETGEAR Logo, and ProSafe 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. 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.

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 the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's ProSafe(R) family of 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 ProSafe family of products may not met the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions, 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 27 through 38, in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2007. 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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