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NETGEAR(R) ProSafe(TM) Wireless VPN Firewall Family Selected as 2008 Readers' Choice Award Winner by Information Security and SearchSecurity.com

Apr 29, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR, Inc. today announced the NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewalls have received the bronze award in the wireless category of the Information Security(TM) magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2008 Readers' Choice Awards.

The Readers' Choice Award recognized the ProSafe 802.11g Wireless VPN Firewall 8 with 8-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch (FVG318) and ProSafe Wireless ADSL Modem VPN Firewall Router (DGFV338) as being among the best products in the wireless category, which included wireless IDS/IPS, access control and rogue detection products.

According to the article, the ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewall product family, which combines an 802.11g wireless access point, IPsec VPN firewall and Fast Ethernet switch into one package, was one of the highest rated solutions identified by a group of more than 1,600 information security executives and managers. "Readers gave the series high marks, lauding its attacker detection, access control and wired security management system integration features."

"This award is particularly gratifying and exciting for NETGEAR given the fact that the award winners were selected by the information security professionals that use the products day in and day out," stated Jason Leung, Senior Product Line Manager of SMB Security. "Our wired and wireless VPN firewall products are enjoying strong popularity among small and medium businesses that employ them as standalone all-in-one network security solutions in smaller offices, and by larger companies that utilize our VPN firewalls to provide secure and reliable access to network resources by remote offices and telecommuters. The robust security functionality and comprehensive feature set that the receipt of this award was based upon has established our ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewalls among the top network security solutions in the SMB market."

The NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewalls are comprehensive network security products that combine a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, 802.11g wireless access point, support for multiple IPSec VPN connections, NAT router, and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch to provide a robust, complete network security solution for growing small and medium businesses.

The ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewall products, which include the ProSafe 802.11g Wireless VPN Firewall 8 with 8-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch (FVG318) and ProSafe Wireless ADSL Modem VPN Firewall Router (DGFV338), feature intuitive Smart Wizards to simplify setup and use.

Ideal for use by SMBs, remote or branch offices, and telecommuters, the ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewalls block unwanted users from accessing the network. The firewalls provide comprehensive controls to fortify the network by blocking or filtering unwanted addresses, services, protocols, and URLs. WPA2 protects the wireless network with the highest available level of industry-standard encryption and authentication and simultaneous IPSec VPN connections protect links between business locations. Intrusion control provides defense against Denial of Service (DoS) hacker attacks.

The feature-rich firewalls support dynamic DNS to facilitate remote access, cameras, games, and other hosted services for users with dynamic IP addresses.

The NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewalls are backed by a lifetime warranty and are available via leading direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value-added resellers.

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About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR http://www.netgear.com 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 or call (408) 907-8000.

(C) 2008 NETGEAR, Inc. 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.

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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 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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