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NETGEAR changes the face of networking in Australia

  • 09 May, 2006 11:59

<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR), a leading provider of easy-to-use, high-performance networking products, will launch a new range of business-class security, router and managed switch products at the CeBIT exhibition (May 9-11, 2006), bringing high-end capabilities to the mass market.</p>
<p>NETGEAR is consistently first-to-market with innovative networking technologies and products for the small-to-medium enterprise market, e.g. wireless LAN, and will preview the next generation of switches, the latest applications for business security, and integrated products that will de-clutter the office environment, at CeBIT.</p>
<p>“NETGEAR has invested a lot of research and development in its business-class range to expand affordable security, speed and flexibility offerings in the marketplace and make leading technology solutions accessible for all business levels,” said Ian McLean, NETGEAR’s Asia-Pacific Vice President.</p>
<p>At the forefront of the NETGEAR showcase for CeBIT 2006 will be the SSL312 ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 -- a breakthrough for technology offerings in the business market. NETGEAR’s SSL312 uses the SSL e-commerce protocol to provide secure remote access to corporate networks, facilitating anywhere, anytime access to business applications such as email, office productivity sheets and remote management applications. The ProSafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 cooperates with third-party firewalls and the easy-to use Web interface ensures privacy and security requirements are maintained by providing automatic cache clean-up after session termination.</p>
<p>NETGEAR will also launch its new range of business-class 10 Gigabit Switches. The GSM7352S and GSM7328S are suited to expanding networks, provide Layer 3 routing and enable converged voice, video and data services over a single network infrastructure.</p>
<p>“NETGEAR is the first vendor to make an SSL VPN protocol available to the general business market. We are also the first to market with the new generation 10 Gigabit switches, which lay the groundwork for IP-based services,” McLean said.</p>
<p>Also on the company’s stand at CeBIT will be the new DG834GV Integrated ADSL2+ Modem and Wireless Router with Voice. The DG834GV Integrated Gateway combines six products in one, reducing the clutter of multiple networking devices and wires, and incorporates an SPI Double Firewall to ensure business-class security. Through the ADSL line, businesses can share their broadband connections to the Internet with all wirelessly and wired networked computers.</p>
<p>The anticipated Skype WiFi Phone will have its Australian preview at CeBIT. The SPH101 Skype WiFi Phone is the first certified device to make Internet telephony a reality for users across the world. NETGEAR’s Skype WiFi Phone will enable users to make unlimited free domestic and international calls to other Skype users over a wireless network without being tied to a computer. The WiFi phone will work anywhere in the world a user has a secured or open access to a WiFi network.</p>
<p>NETGEAR will also unveil the FDVG338 ProSafe Wireless ADSL2+ Modem with VPN Firewall at the event. The FDVG338 supports wireless speeds of 108Mbps and ADSL2+ speeds up to 24Mbps. As well as an ADSL modem, the unit has a 10/100 Ethernet WAN port, allowing users to select between service types. The powerful and affordable FDVG338 is a comprehensive security appliance that supports up to 50 simultaneous VPN connections. Previous NETGEAR business routers only supported Ethernet WAN interfaces.</p>
<p>NETGEAR will also display its XE104 Wall Plugged Ethernet Switch which supports the demands of the digital home by providing broadband Internet access without additional cabling. The XE104 transmits multiple video streams instantly and without interruption, transferring data at 85Mbps with encrypted security.</p>
<p>About NETGEAR</p>
<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of businesses and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NETGEAR’s suite of approximately 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. For more information, visit the company's website at or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
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This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses and market position of NETGEAR, Inc. and its products and technology are forward-looking statements. Other forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “estimate”, “continue”, or similar expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include, without limitation, the price and performance requirements of our customers, demand for our products, potential delays in development or certification of our products and other risks detailed in our periodic reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. NETGEAR does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.</p>

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