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  • 13 July 2017 13:13

NETGEAR LAUNCHES SIX AND EIGHT BAY READYNAS BUSINESS-CLASS DESKTOP STORAGE POWERED BY LATEST READYNAS OS

ReadyNAS OS 6.7 offers infinite possibilities for best-in-class 6- and 8-bay desktop NAS to address data protection, sharing and sync for up to 40 employees

Sydney Australia – June 13, 2017— NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is announcing the latest version of the ReadyNAS operating system — the innovative ReadyNAS OS 6.7 — safeguarding data through five levels of unrivaled defense, ReadyCLOUD® flexible file sharing, and ReadyDR® block-level backup and disaster recovery. Concurrent with the roll out of the powerful new capabilities of the ReadyNAS OS, NETGEAR is expanding the ReadyNAS® 420 Series in its industry-leading ReadyNAS Networked Attached Storage (NAS) product family. A unified storage platform for seamless file sharing, the new 6-bay ReadyNAS 426 and the new 8-bay ReadyNAS 428 extend the performance and scalability of our current 2- and 4- bay configurations.

ReadyNAS OS 6.7 Enhances Desktop NAS Designed with your business in mind, the latest version (6.7) of the industry-leading ReadyNAS OS — based on Linux 4 — enables a complete, reliable and cost-effective backup platform for company files, databases, and virtual machines.

Public Cloud Sync: The new ReadyNAS OS 6.7 offers new enterprise-level capabilities such as automatic bi-directional synchronisation between any ReadyNAS model and public cloud storage services including Amazon AWS, Amazon Cloud Drive, Dropbox and Google Drive. The ideal hybrid cloud solution for small businesses to back up and synchronise on-site storage to the cloud storage, and vice-versa.

Secure Private Cloud: In addition to supporting connections to popular public cloud services, ReadyNAS offers NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® for an instant, secure VPN-based personal cloud for local and remote data access for file sharing and synchronisation, without additional costs.

All-inclusive backup and recovery: ReadyNAS OS automatically installs ReadyDR™ (Disaster Recovery) to ensure business continuity with minimal downtime in any catastrophic event. ReadyDR performs incremental and scheduled block-level backup and restore to a second compatible ReadyNAS, ensuring LAN replication of even the largest backup files and databases.

NETGEAR has designed the ReadyNAS 420 Series for outstanding performance, versatility and scalability. With small business needs in mind, the ReadyNAS 420 Series NAS provides high performance, all-in-one file server and automatic backup for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®-based computers and remote or cloud locations, at amazing price-performance levels. Already available in 2- and 4-bay configurations, the new 6-bay model (RN426) supports up to 60TB of storage and the new 8-bay model (RN428) up to 80TB of storage. Compared to the successful ReadyNAS 316, the ReadyNAS 426 and ReadyNAS 428 offer twice the data throughput, 50% faster data encryption and a significantly improved business class industrial design.

“ReadyNAS 426 and 428 are the latest in a long line of NETGEAR storage products to uphold our mission to provide the strongest data protection in the industry,” said Richard Jonker, vice president of SMB Product Line Management for NETGEAR. “Businesses manage several pieces of valuable data that must be maintained securely, such as confidential customer information, transaction records, payroll, marketing data and product development. Protect all your data against both physical and human errors, malicious attacks, and natural disasters through our easy-to-manage desktop NAS solution with unmatched performance and warranty.”

ReadyNAS is the only NAS in the industry designed for small and medium businesses to offer RAID 50 (RN426) and RAID 60 (RN428) configurations, which enhance both performance and protection against system failure. This is thanks to the new ReadyNAS OS, which enables unprecedented, flexible RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50 and 60 options for performance, reliability and capacity optimisation. The updated Ready NAS OS also includes a new 3D visual configuration tool, which has been designed to help better optimise the storage settings to meet the specific needs of your business.

These new ReadyNAS models are powered by the new Intel® Atom™ Processor C3000 with 4GB DDR4 memory for high levels of networking throughput, enabling enterprise-grade file sharing and data backup for small businesses, workgroups, and branch offices supporting up to 40 employees.

Both ReadyNAS 426 and 428 include four Gigabit copper Ethernet (GbE) network interfaces with link aggregation for high-performance throughput and failover protection. Their two USB 3.0 ports enable ultra-fast data retrieval and easy camera and smartphone media backup. Its industrial design offers improved usability features, better thermal control, and quieter operation. ReadyNAS is also supremely easy to set up, monitor and manage through the NETGEAR Insight mobile app for iOS and Android™ mobile devices.

Unmatched BTRFS File System with 5 levels of data protection:

1. Automatic XRAID protection against disk failure while maximising drive capacity utilisation, (up to RAID 50 for ReadyNAS 426 and RAID 60 for ReadyNAS 428)

2. Snapshot technology that restores data from any point in time

3. Free, built-in, real-time anti-virus and anti-malware software without performance degradation

4. Bit rot protection against media degradation; and

5. Easy-to-set up backup based on Block Level Replication technology

Pricing and Availability

The ReadyNAS 420 Series including the new 6- and 8-bay models is available now through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. ReadyNAS comes in populated configurations of various hard disk drive capacities. Prices shown are RRP in AUD.

• RN422, 2-bay Dual GbE Desktop NAS, diskless — $839

• RN424, 4-bay Dual GbE Desktop NAS, diskless — $1,309

• RN426, 6-bay Quad GbE Desktop NAS, diskless — $1,579 - NEW

• RN428, 8-bay Quad GbE Desktop NAS, diskless — $1,789 - NEW

NETGEAR backs its ReadyNAS business-class products with the industry best-in-class 5-Year Limited Hardware Warranty, 5-Year Next Business Day Shipping for part replacement, and multiple support options to provide peace of mind for years to come.

Learn more about NETGEAR ReadyNAS desktop and rackmount series to determine the right solution for your business.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and ReadyNAS, ReadyCLOUD and ReadyDR are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

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 NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, 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; 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. 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.

Source: NETGEAR-G

Media Contacts: Elizabeth, Jennifer or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au

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