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  • 21 August 2018 14:14

NETGEAR ANNOUNCES INSIGHT 5.0

NETGEAR Insight ecosystem enables SMBs to regain control of their IT network

SYDNEY — August 21, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices for online game play, the smart home, and the small business environment, is today introducing the new IT revolution for small businesses with the NETGEAR Insight™ ecosystem.

NETGEAR Insight™ is an industry first solution comprised of both Insight Cloud Management and Insight Manageable Hardware. Combined, the solution offers a new way to instantly set up, discover, configure, and continuously monitor and manage your network of select NETGEAR Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices.

It offers plug-and-play set up and management of your small business network, using an easy-to-use mobile app or a cloud web portal. Custom-built from the ground up to meet the specific needs of small businesses, the Insight platform allows any business owner or IT professional to discover and setup their NETGEAR devices, as well as update firmware on their Insight Managed devices directly from the cloud, from anywhere in the world.

“With 20 years of experience in small business networking, NETGEAR is now delivering network connectivity that “just works”, said Richard Jonker, Vice President of Product Line Management for SMB products at NETGEAR. “NETGEAR Insight makes it possible for small business owners to get back to what they do best, with seamless access to all the information they need to ensure their business network is running smoothly.”

For businesses with multiple sites or locations, Insight makes it easy to manage multiple sites right from the app or the Portal. On the Cloud Portal, with a larger screen real estate, users will have a single-pane view of all their devices and their locations. The Insight Cloud Portal is ideal to configure larger port-count switches, such as the new 52-port Insight Managed Smart Cloud switches.

Businesses are not required to purchase an additional hardware management device or to download and configure complex software to access this new solution. Insight is available and ready-to-go through a customised app which can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play store or via the NETGEAR website. Alternatively, the NETGEAR Insight Cloud web portal is accessible from any web browser connected to the Internet for remote management from a larger display.

NETGEAR Insight comes with two subscription plans, Insight Basic and Insight Premium.

Insight Basic is available on Insight app only, and is free for up to two devices, supporting most small business without any additional fees. Starting with the third device, a yearly subscription of just AU$7.25 per device will be charged. The number of locations for Insight Basic is unlimited; as is the number of devices it can manage, making Insight Basic a complete and very affordable solution for small businesses.

Insight Premium includes the use of the Insight Cloud web portal and also gives access to Insight advanced features including Smart WiFi roaming and PoE scheduling. Insight Premium comes in both a monthly, per-device subscription of AU$1.50 or a yearly, per-device subscription of AU$14.50. Again both the number of devices and the number of locations for Insight Premium is unlimited.

“NETGEAR has a long history of working with Australian small businesses to reach their full potential. This updated Insight solution will offer local businesses simplified, round the clock support,” said Domenic Torre, Head of Commercial Sales in ANZ, NETGEAR. “By reducing the time spent fixing technical issues, the Insight ecosystem helps to streamline network management via the app or web portal, delivering real business benefits for local SMBs. For a low entry point, Insight will deliver a scalable solution that offers flexibility, visibility and seamless management to small businesses via one pane of glass, enabling them to grow their business as their customers demand.”

Key Features and Benefits of Insight:

• Unified remote management covering select NETGEAR access points, switches and storage for a complete network solution for small businesses.

• Business owners or resellers get remote management of small business networks across multiple locations -- all from a single pane-of-glass on any device.

• Provides ongoing visibility and control custom-built for the specific needs of small business networks with alerts and built-in Help and Support.

• Unrivaled user experience, remote access and multi-device configuration

• No additional cloud controller, appliance, or PC/server is necessary, with no strings attached

The app or cloud portal also enables instant in-app registration of all your NETGEAR Business devices for:

• Unified view across all your NETGEAR registered Business devices

• Built in Help and access to Support with

• Easy access to NETGEAR support & community 24/7

• Single interface to Business product updates & information

Please visit the NETGEAR website to see the full NETGEAR Insight offering.

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 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 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.

©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and Orbi 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.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC2200 WiFi or 2.2Gbps equals 450Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1733 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1733Mbps devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

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.

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