NETGEAR and Kaspersky Lab Join Forces to Deliver New VAR-Focused Security Products for SMBs

January 26, 2009

NETGEAR Debuts ProSecure STM Series of Appliances that Integrate Complete Library of Anti-Malware Technologies from Internet Security Leader Kaspersky Lab

SAN JOSE, Calif. and WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NETGEAR(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software, to integrate Kaspersky Lab’s award-winning anti-malware and antivirus technologies into NETGEAR’s new ProSecure(TM) STM Series of Web and Email Threat Management Appliances for Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). (See today’s press release, “NETGEAR Delivers Enterprise-Class Web and Email Security for the SMB” at http://www.netgear.com/About/PressReleases.aspx.)

The STM Series (STM150, STM300 and STM600) utilizes a best-of-breed security architecture integrated with NETGEAR’s patent-pending Stream Scanning technology to deliver the first enterprise-class SMB security appliance for securing Web and email traffic that is easy to use and manage. By incorporating the complete library of anti-malware and antivirus solutions from Kaspersky Lab, NETGEAR is enabling its value-added reseller (VAR) partners to offer SMBs the best available security technology working to protect their networks.

“SMBs are at just as great a risk for security threats as large enterprises, if not more so, since they often lack the in-house IT expertise to deploy advanced threat management technologies,” stated Jason Leung, NETGEAR’s senior product line manager for SMB Security. “By integrating the full array of award-winning anti-malware solutions from Kaspersky Lab into our ProSecure STM Series, we are able to offer our reseller partners an enterprise-grade solution to deliver to their SMB customers, enabling both comprehensive protection as well as powerful management capabilities.”

Recently named as the 2008 VARBusiness “Client Security Software Company of the Year,” Kaspersky Lab’s solutions deliver the most immediate protection against IT security threats including viruses, spyware, crimeware, Trojans, worms, spam and hackers.

“We are pleased that NETGEAR has chosen to integrate Kaspersky Lab’s best-of-breed antivirus engine into their new ProSecure appliances, providing their customers with the most advanced anti-malware protection available today,” said Peter Merkulov, vice president, Technology Alliances, at Kaspersky Lab. “The combination of Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus engine and NETGEAR’s impressive ProSecure appliance offers SMB customers unparalleled protection at extremely competitive rates.”

NETGEAR’s ProSecure STM Series of Web and Email Threat Management Appliances offers three different sized platforms (STM150, STM300 and STM600), each with a different level of horsepower, to accommodate businesses with up to 600 concurrent users. It differs from cheaper alternate solutions by protecting businesses from both email-borne and web-borne threats through its use of best-of-breed technologies – not open source ones. The result is expanded security coverage, decreased configuration and installation time, and more efficient coverage with fewer false positives. The STM Series minimizes the impact on network performance, ensuring that business services are not brought to a screeching halt in the name of security. Running on top of NETGEAR’s patent-pending web-optimized Stream Scanning architecture, technology solutions from Kaspersky Lab work in parallel with NETGEAR’s own heuristics engine to protect against known and unknown threats.

With full 24/7 technical support that connects SMBs directly with experienced security experts, the NETGEAR ProSecure STM Series of Web and Email Threat Management Appliances will change the face of SMB security. The STM150 is available now from value-added resellers at an estimated U.S. street price starting at $1,000. The STM300 and STM600 are due in the second quarter of 2009.

More information is at (http://www.netgear.com/Products/ProSecure/STM.aspx).

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab delivers the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry’s fastest outbreak response time for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky technology is used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. Products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 41,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR(R) partner. More information is available by visiting www.netgear.com or calling (408) 907-8000.

(C) 2009 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and ProSecure 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 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; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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 44, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 28, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 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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