February 08, 2011
Press release

NETGEAR and Acronis Extend Partnership for Backup, Restore and Disaster Recovery Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif., and Woburn, Mass., - February 8, 2011 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, and Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery, and security solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud environments, today announced that Acronis® Backup & Recovery software is now shipping with all NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Business network storage systems. This joint storage and software combination makes it simple for customers and channel partners to build fast backup and restore solutions in virtual, physical and mixed environments.

NETGEAR and Acronis have partnered since August 2010 to provide solutions that reduce the complexity of disk-based backup and recovery. Today's announcement marks the delivery of a reliable, affordable and simple way for customers and channel partners to implement backup, restore and disaster recovery solutions in both physical and virtual environments. Complete system backup and recovery can be performed at disk and wire speeds.

Gartner analyst Jim Browning commented, "Backup and recovery continues to be a significant challenge for midsize businesses. The biggest challenge is an antiquated recovery infrastructure and the need for a great deal of manual interventions - all of which leads to low backup success rates and even lower recovery capabilities."

"The Netgear ReadyNAS and Acronis Backup & Recovery products combined, tested and validated in an integrated solution, allows us to chop our backup and recovery concerns down to size. We're very pleased that our IT services provider, GovConnection, was so closely aligned with these vendors to provide us the latest in disaster recovery solutions." said Michael Cagno, systems manager at the Middlesex Sheriff's Office in Middlesex County, Massachusetts,

"Smart IT customers refuse to compromise on reliability but struggle to afford traditional big IT solutions," said Drew Meyer, Senior Director of Marketing at NETGEAR. "ReadyNAS storage with Acronis software simply gives channel partners and customers smarter backup options."

"Acronis and NETGEAR are jointly focused on delivering reliable, affordable and simple midmarket solutions," said Izzy Azeri, senior vice president & general manager Americas, business & corporate development, at Acronis. "Today's announcement delivers our joint customers complete disk-based backup and restore right out of the box."

NETGEAR's ReadyNAS product line is a leader in midmarket business storage for backup and recovery, virtualization and hybrid cloud computing solutions. Acronis' family of scalable backup and disaster recovery software solutions enables businesses to safeguard their information and assures the availability, integrity and recoverability of their infrastructure.

A 90-day unlimited free trial of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Workstation and Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition is available with NETGEAR's currently shipping ReadyNAS Pro family and the ReadyNAS 1500, 2100, 3100, 3200, 4200 models.

More information on NETGEAR ReadyNAS is available at http://netgear.com/products/business/storage/default.aspx.

More information on Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 is available at https://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, we make high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, we provide networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. NETGEAR also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR 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 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 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.

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About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 45 locations across the globe. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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