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  • 16 April 2021 13:45

NEW NETGEAR CLOUD MANAGED MULTI-GIG WIFI 6 ACCESS POINTS DELIVER THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS WIFI

Built to provide small and medium size businesses with next-level indoor and outdoor coverage and leading connection capacity for business-grade WiFi experience Sydney, Australia. — 9 April, 2021 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses both large and small, today announced the availability of Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX1800 Access Points, WAX610 and WAX610Y (outdoor), for an optimal WiFi experience in every business environment.

This new WAX610 family brings next generation WiFi 6 (802.11ax) performance to small businesses (SMBs) delivering up to 70% faster speed to each individual device than previous generation WiFi 5 (802.11ac) . With the increased capacity for more simultaneous device connections, the WAX610 with WiFi 6 provides the flexibility of both a robust and secure WiFi solution for small and medium businesses to serve the networking demands of today without the high-cost of IT overhead and with an industry-leading lowest total cost of ownership.

WAX610 is ideal in moderate to high density client device environments such as offices, schools, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and medical centers, providing an enterprise-grade WiFi network security with WPA3. With Insight Remote Cloud Management, WAX610 is the perfect choice for managed service providers and integrators who must offer their customers the latest feature rich WLAN technology with little overhead and minimum IT cost. The WAX610 works seamlessly with NETGEAR Insight managed switches, routers and network storage, and is also compatible with previous generation WiFi client devices and Access Points (WiFi 5 (802.11ac) or WiFi 4 (802.11n)).

WAX610Y is the best compliment to WAX610 for use in outdoor settings. NETGEAR WAX610Y is designed to provide advanced WiFi connectivity in harsh environments including prolonged exposure to sunlight, cold, frost, snow, rainfall, hail and humidity. The WAX610Y is rated IP55 which supports continued operation in adverse weather conditions with temperatures that range from -20C to 60C and is ideally suited for construction sites, loading docks, schools and restaurants with outside dining.

“While the WiFi industry has made progress in recent years in increasing speeds by leaps and bounds, small businesses still face challenges in managing connectivity with increased traffic and users. Capacity continues to be a challenge, namely, supporting multiple concurrent users for small businesses, and NETGEAR is here to help solve the unique business cases that SMBs face,” said Richard Jonker, vice president of SMB product line management for NETGEAR. “This requirement is particularly acute for SMBs where very high throughput to each individual device may not be paramount.”

“Wireless access points should be providing different levels of network connectivity for a large quantity of client devices, with good throughput, stable connection, and robust responses to environmental changes. The WAX610 and WAX610Y Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX1800 Access Points deliver on the capacity, speed and performance demands of today’s small businesses,” Jonker added.

With updated WiFi 6 technology such as OFDMA, upstream and downstream MU-MIMO, and increased speed, coverage, and capacity, you can be confident that you are getting the highest performance WiFi for years to come. Plus, you get the assurance that you can now add more connected devices to your business WiFi network without any slowdowns or dead zones.

Unprecedented WiFi Security for Businesses Small and medium organisations are now able to provide enterprise-level security without the enterprise cost. The Insight remote management solution helps with easy configuration and maintaining the security of the network.

• WPA3 for the highest level of WiFi connection security • Eight separate wireless networks (SSIDs) can be used for administration, employees, customers or guests and IoT devices (WiFi surveillance cameras, thermostats, door locks and sensors) with separate and secure VLANs • Dynamic VLAN per RADIUS user assignment, a feature specially designed for businesses who use RADIUS to efficiently manage user accounts and access

NETGEAR Insight Remote Cloud Management Solution Unique and advanced features in the Insight Managed devices include: • Instant discovery and setup of your Insight Managed Wireless Access Points • Centralised configuration of wireless networks, SSID, WiFi security and roaming policies and VLAN tie-ins with switches, ports and PoE, for efficient and secure networks • Remote monitoring and simplified ongoing firmware management of your Insight Managed devices (WiFi, switches, routers, NAS) with performance dashboards, alerts and troubleshooting features including remote reboot • Single pane-of-glass multi-device, multi-network, multi-site and multi-tenancy remote monitoring and notifications To learn more about how the Insight Remote Management Solution can help enhance network management for small business, please visit the Insight Demo on NETGEAR.com.au.

Availability: NETGEAR Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX1800 Dual-band Access Point (WAX610) is available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand through the NETGEAR website starting from $339.00 AUD or $379.00 NZD.

NETGEAR Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX1800 Dual-band Outdoor Access Point (WAX610Y) is available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand through the NETGEAR website starting from for $449.00 AUD or $509.00 NZD.

For more information about the latest advancements to NETGEAR’s next generation of advanced wireless devices, please visit https://www.netgear.com.au/business/default.aspx or https://www.netgear.co.nz/business/.

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About NETGEAR, Inc. Since 1996, NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has been the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet with advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses and service providers around the world. As staying connected has become more important than ever, NETGEAR delivers award-winning network solutions for remote work, distance learning, UHD streaming, online game play and more. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to providing a range of connected solutions from easy-to-use high-performance Orbi Mesh WiFi systems, the Nighthawk portfolio of WiFi routers, cable modems and mobile wireless, cloud-based subscription services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products and video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications.

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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. 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. Source: NETGEAR-G

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