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NETGEAR Business Security Products Raise Industry Bar with Three Consecutive Five-Star Perfect Review Scores


NETGEAR ProSecure UTM25 and STM600 Appliances Receive “Recommended” Rating by SC Magazine US, Beating Out all Other Well-Established Security Competitors in Head to Head Comparison Tests

SAN JOSE, Calif. - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative networking solutions for businesses, homes and service providers, today announced for the third time in a row, ProSecure® UTM and STM appliances have secured a perfect score in SC Magazine’s hands-on lab laboratory reviews, one of the leading computer security magazines. Most recently the ProSecure UTM25 achieved top marks for two separate reviews in SC Magazine US and SC Magazine UK across six different categories, including features, performance, ease of use and value for money. NETGEAR garnered the highest review rating for the UTM25 in SC Magazine US with being the sole company among other well-established security vendors, to receive a perfect score and top honor in achieving the "recommended logo. And business customers continue to praise NETGEAR’s ProSecure performance as well.

“We conducted a comprehensive review of all-in-one network unified threat management systems and ultimately chose to deploy the NETGEAR ProSecure UTM25 to protect not only our business, but also our customers while they are in our showroom, said Patrick Wergin, vice president at Gateway Subaru. ”Gateway Subaru depends on the UTM25 on a daily basis to stop threats, and we agree with SC Magazine UK that the UTM25 provides a powerful partnership of antivirus, anti-spam, and web filtering in a high performance package.

ProSecure Five Star Reviews, Three In A Row By SC Magazine

In the latest review, SC Magazine US technology editor Peter Stephenson gave the ProSecure UTM25 five stars in six categories along with the only “recommended logo among the group of 11 different vendors including SonicWALL, Fortinet and Check Point. He praised the UTM25 for its simple and straightforward deployment and configuration and deemed the appliance to be ”excellent value for the money by providing solid protection for just about any environment without breaking the bank. The full review can be viewed here.

In a stand-alone product test of the UTM25, SC Magazine UK’s Dave Mitchell awarded five stars across all six categories and observed that the UTM range consistently delivers plug and play protection at lower costs. He claimed that smaller businesses requiring a low-cost solution that’s easy to deploy and manage will see the UTM25 deliver on all counts. The full review can be viewed here.

In April, NETGEAR’s ProSecure STM600 received a perfect score in SC Magazine US for a competitive review of anti-malware gateways. The STM600 was the only appliance to be rated as “Recommended” in the group of products from ten different vendors including Barracuda, McAfee and Trend Micro. The STM600 was specifically praised by technology editor Peter Stephenson for its “comprehensive web and email protection that is easy to deploy and use.” The full review can be viewed here.

“This is a great testament to NETGEAR’s commitment in helping businesses achieve optimum network security at affordable prices,” said Jason Leung, senior product line manager for SMB Security. “The five-star rating across all evaluation categories and the recognition as the only company receiving ”recommended logo business security product, demonstrates the strength and validity of NETGEAR security appliances among well-established competing security vendors in the market.

ProSecure UTM Family of Unified Threat Management Appliances

Designed for smaller businesses, the ProSecure Unified Threat Management appliances combine VPN, zero day protection, anti-virus, anti-spy, anti-spam, intrusion prevention, URL filtering and proxy firewall for optimum performance with security coverage. There are three models in the series, each recommended for a different number of concurrent users and tailored for an organization’s unique traffic characteristics. The UTM25 is recommended for 10-30 concurrent users but there are no restrictions on the maximum number. The subscription fee included in the price guarantees all updates and support for the first year. More information on the award-winning UTM25 is available at:

ProSecure STM Family of Web/Email Threat Management Appliances

The NETGEAR ProSecure STM series offers three platforms, to accommodate businesses with up to 600 concurrent users. The STM150, STM300 and STM600 all contain the same security functionality across the product family. The STM appliance family is designed to sit in-line and filter all potential threats via email and the web, as well as give administrators control over which sites can be visited. The STM Series employs NETGEAR patent-pending Stream Scanning technology and leverages technologies from leading enterprise security partners Kaspersky Lab and Commtouch® to deliver best-of-breed URL filtering, anti-spam, and gateway anti-malware protection for businesses. Key features such as active directory integration, email quarantine, comprehensive reporting, and HTTPS scanning enable the STM to be deployed in a wide range of business network environments. More information on the award-winning STM600 is available at:

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. Products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 26,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 39,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and


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