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NETGEAR® ProSafe® SSL VPN Concentrator 25 Receives Validation As Easy, Secure, Cost-Effective Clientless Remote Access Solution for SMB Users


The Tolly Group Awards Its “Up-To-Spec” Certification Concluding the NETGEAR ProSafe SSL312 is a Cost-Effective Alternative to Remote Access Products for Small- and Medium-Businesses

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 5, 2007 – NETGEAR, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced the results of a feature and performance evaluation of the ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) conducted by The Tolly Group in which the SSL312 was awarded the “Up-To-Spec” certification and concluded that the SSL312 provides an easy, secure, cost-effective clientless remote access solution for SMB users. The ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) is being shown live by NETGEAR at the RSA Security Conference from February 5-8 in Booth 604 at the MosconeCenter, San Francisco.

The test results, which are summarized in a report that is available for download here, reported that the SSL312 provided ample throughput performance using hardware-based encryption, browser-based access, seamless integration with existing networks, and key SSL VPN feature support at a price that is affordable to SMB buyers.

According to the report, Tolly Group engineers verified that the SSL312 provides clientless remote access to corporate data, enabling browser based access to corporate resources using Web browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari without requiring a VPN client. The report also found that due to its hardware-based encryption module, the SSL312 delivered throughput of 6.7 Mbps and provided very low latency enabling toll-quality voice over Internet (VoIP) phone calls. Confirming that the SSL312 supports up to 25 simultaneous users, Tolly Group engineers demonstrated the effectiveness of the SSL VPN in SMB network environments by validating its seamless integration, access control policy and security features.

“With the advent of VoIP, video and other real-time applications, small and mid-sized businesses needs security devices that can support these latency-sensitive applications and deliver high throughput,” said Kevin Tolly, president/CEO and founder of The Tolly Group. “Testing demonstrates that NETGEAR’s ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) has the ability to provide clientless remote access to converged applications for SMB users.”

“The results of The Tolly Group report validate the SSL312 as a powerful, cost-effective remote access solution for small- and medium-sized businesses,” explained Vivek Chugh, product line manager at NETGEAR. “The extensive performance and feature testing conducted by Tolly Group engineers provided validation to the reason behind the growing popularity of NETGEAR SSL312 worldwide.”

About the ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312)
NETGEAR’s ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312), the industry’s most cost-effective SSL VPN solution with no licensing restrictions, comes with two 10/100 Ethernet ports and a console port for manageability. Providing clientless remote access, eliminating the high cost of installing and configuring client software, SSL 312 supports advanced features to ensure data privacy and granular access to the network.

The SSL312 is a hardware accelerated SSL VPN solution supporting industry strength encryption algorithms and methods. Supporting up to 25 concurrent remote users, SSL312 enables mobile workers secure access to corporate resources from any PC using standard web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari. In addition to integrating with a broad range of user repositories, such as Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, and RADIUS, for user authentication, the SSL312 interoperates with standard based firewalls, including NETGEAR’s ProSafe line of Firewall and IP-SEC VPN Routers, to provide a complete security solution.

The NETGEAR ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) is backed by a 3-year warranty and 24/7 technical support. Optional NETGEAR ProSupport service offerings include advanced technical support (OnCall 24x7) and next business day hardware replacement (XPressHW).

The SSL312 is available now via leading direct marketers, e-commerce sites, and value-added resellers at a list price of $545.

About the Tolly Group (
The Tolly Group, an independent testing and strategic consulting organization based in Boca Raton, FL, offers a full range of services designed to furnish both the vendor and end-user communities with authoritative and unbiased information. Additionally, The Tolly Group is recognized worldwide for its expertise in assessing leading-edge technologies.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products 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. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at or call (408) 907-8000.

© 2007 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR®, 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 .

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 the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the SafeHarbor. 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 ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) may not met 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 II - Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 31 through 40, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 13, 2006. 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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