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NETGEAR and Acronis Technology Partnership Significantly Diminishes Backup Storage and Disaster Recovery Times for Businesses

ReadyNAS with Acronis Transforms Data Management in Physical, Virtual and Mixed Environments

LONDON, UK. – 18 August, 2010 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative networking solutions for businesses, homes and service providersand Acronis®, a provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced a worldwide technology partnership. NETGEAR is now an Acronis Global Technology Alliance Partner, enabling unique joint data management solutions for channel partners serving small and mid-sized businesses. Combining ReadyNAS® network storage and Acronis image-based backup and recovery software significantly lowers backup and recovery times from hours to seconds over traditional tape-based solutions.

"Acronis’ software with NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS handles my mixed environment beautifully,” says Jeremy Otten, CEO at Random Solutions. “I can backup multiple images of any system at any time, archive them to disk, replicate them off-site and still recover – using one single console. With this combined solution, we can do in seconds what used to take hours, regardless if the machine is physical or virtual.”

NETGEAR’s participation in the Acronis programme signifies that ReadyNAS for Business storage products are compatible with Acronis’Backup and Recovery® 10 family of products. Channel partners can deliver backup, restore and disaster recovery solutions that cover both physical and virtual environments, solving replication, disaster recovery, and individual file restore problems. Customers considering tape replacement or migrating to virtual environments can now perform complete system backup and recovery times at disk and wire speeds.

“As virtualisation continues to drive storage adoption, business users must bridge their physical and virtual environments,” said Drew Meyer, director of storage marketing at NETGEAR. “NETGEAR already helps resellers solve tough business backup problems for workstations, physical servers and virtual machines and can now provide replication and disaster recovery more powerfully with the images captured by Acronis’ complementary software.”

“This technology partnership is a perfect complement for small or medium-size businesses seeking a complete storage backup solution,” said Izzy Azeri, vice president of business development at Acronis. “Working together, Acronis and NETGEAR enable businesses to get a powerful storage and back-up solution at competitive and affordable price points.”

The complete ReadyNAS for Business product line, including the 24TB ReadyNAS 4200 with 10Gb Ethernet support, complements Acronis in a small or medium-sized business or remote office location. NETGEAR ReadyNAS for business systems use enterprise-class drives, support unified NAS and SAN architecture, include secure replication utilities and are backed by a five-year hardware warranty. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 products simplify and automate workstation and server backup and recovery processes in Windows and Linux environments and across physical and virtual platforms. These complementary products are immediately available via leading global resellers.

For more information, please visit: http://www.netgear.com/Products/Storage.aspx

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 (SMBs) 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 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, 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.
Acronis, Acronis Backup and Recovery and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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 NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, 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 36 through 52, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended June 27, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2010. 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.


About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.


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