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NETGEAR(R) Offers Conference Geared Toward Small and Medium-Sized Businesses at Interop(R) Trade Show
Apr 14, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)


SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR(R), Inc. , a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, is sponsoring its second SMB Solutions Summit at the Interop(R) trade show in Las Vegas, April 29-May 1, 2008. Company executives will offer presentations on a variety of networking issues relevant to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in three sessions on three consecutive days as part of the trade show's agenda of events that are free to all registered attendees. The sessions will be held in Meeting Room Reef E/F on Level 2 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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Interop is the industry's leading business technology event focused on the critical IT issues of the day. NETGEAR sponsors the SMB Solutions Summit in order to ensure the unique needs of this audience -- SMB network administrators and channel professionals -- are addressed as part of the Interop conference agenda. To maximize network productivity and return on investment, tomorrow's SMB networking solutions need to be reliable, dependable, easy to set up and use, and -- most importantly -- specifically optimized for this sector.

"We're excited to offer the SMB Solutions Summit again this year, as it is the only event at Interop that is designed solely to address the concerns of small and medium-sized businesses," said Patrick Lo, NETGEAR's founder and CEO. "Our Summit last year secured 150 attendees at a single multi-hour conference. We're anticipating that this year's format, spread over all three days of the show, will enable even more IT professionals, system integrators, and value-added resellers to benefit from this valuable learning opportunity."

The SMB Solutions Summit encompasses three distinct topics addressed in separate sessions:

Title: Building Hybrid Wired and Wireless Networks for Businesses Speaker: Peter Newton, director of product marketing for security and business wireless, NETGEAR Date: Tuesday, April 29, 3:15 pm-4:00 pm Synopsis: Wireless is increasingly complementing wired infrastructures in SMBs. For wireless to work reliably, there are benefits that a controller-based architecture brings to the SMB over the prevalent standalone access point architecture. Learn how a controller-based architecture provides a wireless network experience that delivers seamless connectivity for reliable coverage, provides a single point of management for the entire wireless network, and offers security policies that can be rolled out across all access points in seconds. Title: Security in the SMB Space Speaker: Jason Leung, senior product line manager for security, NETGEAR Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2:15 pm-3:00 pm Synopsis: SMBs don't have a lot of extra hands, time or money to manage their network security. They need solutions to deal with a variety of threats in order to deliver a stable, secure working environment while increasing productivity for an increasing mobile and distributed work force. Learn how SMBs are answering the call for productivity, mobility, and peace of mind. Title: Smart Switches vs. Fully Managed Switches: Which is the Ideal Foundation for SMB Networks? Speaker: Sanjay Kumar, director of product marketing for switches, NETGEAR Date: Thursday, May 1, 11:00 am-11:45 am Synopsis: Smart Switches provide a path for growing businesses with relevant features, while being easy to manage and cost-effective. Fully Managed switches are powerful networking tools that provide extensive features and capabilities. A business with 50 employees has significantly different switching needs than a larger SMB of 200 employees, which in turn is different from a 500-employee company. Learn about these sub- segments of the SMB market and which category of switches best meets their needs.

Throughout the Interop trade show, attendees are welcome to view NETGEAR product demonstrations and benefit from instructional workshops conducted in the NETGEAR booth, Number 1343, in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

About NETGEAR(R), Inc.

NETGEAR(R) (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking solutions 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. As an ENERGY STAR(R) partner, NETGEAR offers products that prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. government. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.

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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, 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, 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 I - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 12 through 24, in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 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.

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