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NETGEAR SMB Products to be Showcased in Interop’s Real-World Network


Industry-Leading Networking Gear Connects Preeminent Business Technology Tradeshow’s IT Hub, the InteropNet

SAN JOSE, Calif. – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) today announced that its innovative networking products for growing small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will be showcased and demonstrated in the Interop tradeshow’s real-world technology implementation program, InteropNet, September 15-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The company will be exhibiting its product portfolio in booth #625, in addition to offering a presentation on “SMB Networking in a Tight Economy,” as part of Interop’s conference track.

“Interop is one of the most important events for the IT and networking industry, so we’re very pleased to have our products included in the show’s own network, InteropNet, a real-world user environment,” said Vivek Pathela, vice president of product marketing at NETGEAR. “Visitors to the InteropNet showcase and to NETGEAR’s booth will be able to discover first-hand the enormous benefits of our networking solutions – from managed and advanced smart switches to network-attached storage products.”

Interop is the industry’s leading business technology event focused on the critical IT issues of the day. The InteropNet showcases cutting-edge technologies in a live environment, providing reliable, high-speed networking services for exhibitors, conference rooms and attendees. At each Interop event, InteropNet is built in collaboration with hand-selected, innovative vendors and volunteers, who come together to take on the ultimate networking challenge.

Said Geoff Horne, architect for InteropNet, “At Interop we tout two decades of helping the IP networking industry evolve, so it’s imperative that our own networking environment be a paramount example of performance and reliability. To that end we work hand-in-hand with the industry’s marquee vendors, like NETGEAR, to create the InteropNet, which takes this ultimate networking challenge head-on. NETGEAR’s products have proven ideal for our environment at past shows, so we’re extremely proud to display their solutions again at Fall Interop in New York City.”

NETGEAR products in InteropNET include:

* ProSafe® 12-port Gigabit L2 Managed Switch (GSM7212)
* ProSafe® 24-port Gigabit L2 Managed Switch (GSM7224)
* ProSafe® 24-port 10/100 L3 Managed Stackable Switch with 24 PoE Ports (FSM7328PS)
* Dual WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (FVS336G)
* ProSafe® GBIC Module 1000 Base-SX Fiber SFP (AGM731F)
* ReadyNAS® 1100 Dual Gigabit Rackmount Network Storage (RNR4450, RNR4475)

Visitors can get a practical, behind-the-scenes view of InteropNet by taking a free engineer-led tour. Tours start at the InteropNet NOC, booth 1061 on the expo floor, Wednesday, September 17th at 1:00pm and 3:00pm, and Thursday, September 18th at 11:00am and 1:00pm. More information about the InteropNet can be found at

Interop attendees can get further information on NETGEAR’s products by visiting the company’s booth, #625. The company will be showing its end-to-end portfolio of business-class networking and storage solutions including innovative smart switches, wireless and network-attached storage products – designed to meet the needs of SOHO, micro businesses, and growing small- to medium-sized businesses.

Also, in a complimentary session open to all attendees, John Grady, NETGEAR’s director of SMB marketing and channel development, will offer a solo presentation entitled, “SMB Networking in a Tight Economy – Shrinking Budgets, Higher Expectations,” on Thursday, September 18th from 12:30pm-1:00pm and 2:30-3:00pm. Mr. Grady will review the latest trends in SMB networking and how developments are being shaped by the current economic environment.

About Interop®
Interop drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of TechWeb’s family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking solutions 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 San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at or call (408) 907-8000.

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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 meet 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 28 through 39, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2008. 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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