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NETGEAR Announces its all new SMB ReadyNAS storage line-up


NAS models feature new operating system, modern GUI, redesigned hardware and a wealth of user applications and data protection technology

New Delhi, IndiaMarch 26,2013 :NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has announced a new portfolio of networked-attached-storage (NAS) products which run on the newly developed ReadyNAS® OS 6. These revolutionary devices are built on a custom platform designed as “storage made easy” for both the home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMB). NETGEAR also unveiled a suite of new downloadable applications for these products on the genie+™ marketplace.

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With a sleek new interface and a rich set of embedded or easily downloadable applications, this NAS storage portfolio pairs the latest in performance and scalability with cutting-edge technologies such as unlimited snapshots and cloud-managed replication, which dramatically reduces any possibility of data loss. Once again, NETGEAR is taking features and capabilities previously available only from expensive, large-enterprise vendors and lowering the cost while dramatically simplifying deployment and manageability to provide users with affordable, powerful, and reliable NAS storage.

Announcing the product, Subhodeep Bhattacharya, Regional Director-India & SAARC said – “The new range of ReadyNAS products brings in superior hardware and a brand new OS 6 which adds manygroundbreaking, first in industry features. The new ReadyNAS will now boast of features which were so far available for Enterprise customers. The storage products are growing fast for NETGEAR and this new addition will bolster it further”.

With ReadyNAS, customers finally have an advanced, easy-to-use solution for centralizing, securing, and controlling access to digital assets. What’s more, cloud-based discovery and file management through NETGEAR’s ReadyCLOUD™ simplifies the set-up experience and enables full ongoing management of data from any web-connected device.

The latest additions to the award-wining ReadyNAS product family (www.netgear.com/readynas) are available in three new series of desktop models and a 1U rackmount, each designed for the unique needs of home users and small to medium-sized businesses.

•             The entry level ReadyNAS 100 Series (RN102xx, RN104xx) is designed for home use, and comes in two-bay and four-bay models that are offered as either diskless or populated with drives.

•             The ReadyNAS 300 Series (RN312xx, RN314xx, RN316xx) is optimized for small business networks and remote or branch office needs, and offers two-bay, four-bay, and six-bay versions that are either diskless or populated with drives.

•             The four-bay ReadyNAS 2120 is a 1U form factor for easy rack deployment in small data center environments and comes either diskless or populated with drives.

•             The six-bay ReadyNAS 500 Series (RN516xx) offers the highest performance and is designed for small to medium sized business networks supporting up to 250 concurrent users, and also comes diskless or populated with drives.

Each ReadyNAS features advanced on-box data protection in the form of unlimited snapshot capability, cloud-managed replication, and XRAID automatic volume expansion. In addition, each unit showcases native encryption, enabling prosumer and business users to securely share, store, and protect sensitive data across their network. Every NAS device in the new ReadyNAS Series supports SATA (up to 4TB) and SSD drives. ReadyNAS 300 and 500 models include an eSATA expansion port for scaling capacity as the storage needs of a business grows (up to 84TB).

The company also unveiled a suite of new downloadable applications for these products on the genie+ marketplace, a platform for third-party developers to deliver applications that can be installed on ReadyNAS boxes. The suite of new applications includes productivity tools and media sharing applications.

ReadyNAS continues to be compatible with all leading backup software providers, and is one of the first SMB NAS devices to feature real-time anti-virus protection, providing peace of mind knowing that sensitive data is automatically protected and secure from virtually any threat.

The new product line also features seamless cloud-like file synchronization with ReadyDROP™ and Dropbox integration. In addition, ReadyNAS Remote from NETGEAR enables you to easily access files from anywhere in the world on any web-connected device. NETGEAR is the first company to offer prosumers and small businesses the ability to back up Mac® data from any location in the world, without paying a monthly fee for cloud storage.

Pricing and Availability:

Select models of the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 100 and 300 series are available through authorized distributors of NETGEAR in India.

Suggested Indian retail pricing for the ReadyNAS series is as follows:

•             ReadyNAS 100 Series, starting at Rs12000/-

•             ReadyNAS 300 Series, starting at Rs30000/-

•             ReadyNAS 2120, starting at Rs80000/-

•             ReadyNAS 500 Series, starting at Rs80000/-

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