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Tom’s Networking Declares NETGEAR® ProSafe® SSL VPN Concentrator 25 a Breakthrough, Bringing Enterprise-Quality SSL Security Technology to Small and Medium Businesses


NETGEAR Provides Secure Clientless Access to Network Resources Affordably and Reliably

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 1, 2006 – NETGEAR, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced that its new business-class SSL security solution, ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312), was declared a breakthrough product by Tom’s Networking Guide. Designed to provide clientless secure remote access to the network resources of small- and medium-sized businesses, the review stated that the SSL312 is “poised to take some business from its bigger cousins.”

“In fact, I believe that the NETGEAR SSL312 would feel right at home in the data centers of many larger businesses (usually the hallowed domain of big name networking firms only),” wrote reviewer Phillip Howell. “Similar devices from the big name networking firms can run into the thousands of dollars and configuring/maintaining them often requires a well-trained in-house IT staff or costly service contract. Quality business-class products at this price point have so far been nonexistent.”

In addition to stating that NETGEAR has “more than succeeded” in building a cost-effective plug-and-play device that would service a majority of the needs of the small business community, Howell also praised the VPN performance of the hardware-accelerated SSL312. “I was pleasantly surprised that the VPN tunnel was rock solid. I didn’t experience any problems remotely controlling my PCs. Performance was on par with what I normally receive without a VPN connection. In fact, it was hard to tell that I was running over a VPN at all since it felt more like a direct connection.”

“NETGEAR continues to focus on bringing quality, enterprise-class networking technologies to the small and medium business sector enabling robust functionality that is easy to set up and use at a budget-friendly price point,” explained Vivek Chugh, product line manager at NETGEAR. “The ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) is truly a breakthrough product as it is the first SSL VPN solution that makes it possible for even the smallest businesses to enjoy the convenience and ease-of-use that SSL VPN technology delivers, providing the robust security of a VPN connection without the headache of having to administer and manage VPN clients on each remote computer at a street price point of under $500.”

About 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 remote manageability. The advanced features include SSL support for security and privacy, granular policy configuration tools for complete control over individual user access, and a clientless architecture that eliminates the high cost of installing, configuring and maintaining client software.

The SSL312 ensures data privacy with SSLv3 and TLSv1.0 with AES-256 and 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 complete text of the Tom’s Hardware review of the ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 (SSL312) can be read online at:

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

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.

© 2006 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.

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) 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 the SLL312 product may not met the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, product performance and throughput may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions, 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 30 through 39, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 2, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 11, 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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