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NETGEAR® Announces Equus Computer Systems to Add Industry-Leading ProSafe® and ReadyNAS™ Product Lines as its Exclusive lines of Business-Class Networking and Storage Solutions


Nation’s Largest Whitebox System Builder to the Channel Will Add NETGEAR’s Comprehensive Line of SMB-Focused Networking and Storage Products Enabling the Company to Deliver End-to-End Computing Solutions to its Channel Customers

SANTA CLARA, Calif.- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking and security products, today announced that Equus Computer Systems, the largest whitebox system builder to the channel, will expand its solutions offerings with the addition of NETGEAR’s industry-leading family of business-class networking infrastructure and storage solutions.

The addition of NETGEAR’s comprehensive family of ProSafe® business-class wired and wireless networking solutions, and high-performance ReadyNAS network-attached storage solutions, to Equus’ product portfolio will position the company as a one-stop shop for end-to-end computing and networking solutions for small and medium businesses.

“As the top provider of whitebox systems to the channel in North America, we realized that there was a fantastic opportunity for us to deliver to our customers the end-to-end solution that the networking and storage components would add to our product offering,” stated Joe Toste, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Equus Computer Systems. “NETGEAR brings a strong brand along with a comprehensive family of reliable, high-performance, value-packed networking and storage products that already enjoy significant market and mindshare in the SMB sector. Our customers have come to expect the highest level of quality from every product we sell and NETGEAR delivers the best-in-class solutions that our customers demand and deserve.”

“We are excited that Equus Computer Systems is now offering our business-class storage and networking solutions and even happier that they have selected NETGEAR as their exclusive provider of networking products offered to their broad base of channel customers,” stated Matt Dargis, Senior Director of US Channel Operations. “Even though NETGEAR has established and maintained market leadership in the SMB sector, Equus, as the nation’s largest white-box manufacturer, provides us with the opportunity to expand the awareness of our industry-leading family of networking and storage products to an entirely new audience. With Equus being able to offer their customers our industry-leading family of switches, wireless access points, VPN firewalls and network-attached storage devices, this is definitely a win-win for both companies.”

About Equus Computer Systems
Equus Computer Systems, Inc. is one of America’s largest manufacturers of build-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers and storage solutions. Recognized as a top OEM of industry leading vendors such as Microsoft® and Intel® and named by Computer Reseller News as the top North American system builder, Equus has delivered more than one million custom computer systems to Solution Providers, ISVs, and OEMs. The company is privately owned and has over 300 employees. More information can be obtained by visiting the Equus web site at

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking and security 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. As an ENERGY STAR® 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.

© 2007 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR®, the NETGEAR Logo, ProSafe and ReadyNAS 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 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 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 27 through 38, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2007. 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.

For more information:

Technology Media:
Ken Hagihara
Integrity Public Relations
(949) 768-4423 x101

Other Media:
Lisa Hawes
Sterling Communications
(408) 884-5155


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