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  • 9 January 2018 17:13

NETGEAR debuts new Arlo Baby monitor features, cyber security features at CES 2018

NETGEAR debuts new Arlo Baby monitor features, cyber security features at CES 2018

“HEY SIRI, SHOW ME THE NURSERY”– ARLO BABY CAMERA, THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART BABY MONITOR, TO INTEGRATE WITH APPLE HOMEKIT

Now you can easily watch and listen to live video stream with 2-way audio from Arlo Baby camera through the Apple Home app LAS VEGAS, NV — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, today announced that the Arlo® Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera (ABC1000) is now compatible with Apple HomeKit™. Following a simple pairing process, parents with an iOS device will be able to access the majority of Arlo Baby’s innovative features for smart monitoring of your baby straight from the Apple Home app. The popular Apple HomeKit framework for iOS devices enables parents to manage all of their smart home accessories seamlessly from an iPhone® or iPad®. Once the Arlo Baby camera is added, it appears in the Apple Home app on your iOS device alongside your other HomeKit compatible smart home accessories. The Apple Home app is available to all iOS customers to easily and securely manage HomeKit enabled accessories such as the Arlo Baby camera. Free to download from the Apple App Store℠, the Apple Home app is also included with the most recent iPhone and iPad releases. Arlo Baby functions capable of being accessed through the Apple Home app include:

- Live video stream viewing of your baby via the Arlo Baby camera feed

- Two-way audio for talking, cooing and listening to your baby and other people near the camera Quick view of the most recent screenshot recorded by Arlo Baby when the camera was last activated

- Voice control by asking Siri to show you your camera’s live stream

- Remotely access the camera’s live video/audio feed and two-way communication when you have an iPad or Apple TV (4th generation) in your home.

“Arlo is 100% focused on delivering products and solutions that provide our customers with the best user experience,” said Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products at NETGEAR. “By making Arlo Baby compatible with Homekit we have now made the all-important experience of monitoring your child even better. Whether it’s the convenience of asking Siri to quickly view your baby live, or the ability to quickly check in directly from Apple TV using the Arlo app, Arlo Baby customers now have the ultimate in convenience and flexibility. We’re thrilled to be a partner with Apple and looking forward to growing our ecosystem of HomeKit-enabled products.” A 2017 CES Innovations Award honoree, Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera goes far beyond traditional baby monitors to provide what busy parents need to keep the whole family safe and at ease. This all-in-one camera combines crystal clear 1080p HD video, advanced night vision capabilities, two-way audio, ambient air quality sensors, a music-and-sound player, and a dimmable night light into one adorable, nursery-friendly package. The Arlo smart analytics platform provides real-time, customisable alerts when motion or sound is detected, even recognising the sound of your baby’s cries. A built-in rechargeable battery means you can move the untethered Arlo Baby camera around the house as needed. And with a rolling 7 days of free cloud recordings, you’ll never miss a precious moment. Arlo Baby can even be personalised into animals like a bunny, kitten, or puppy for a friendly addition to the nursery. Arlo Baby is available now from major retailers Visit Arlo.com/au to learn more about Arlo Baby Monitoring Camera and accessories, and other Arlo Smart Home Security camera options for your home and business.

NETGEAR PARTNERS WITH CIRCLE MEDIA LABS TO PROVIDE SMART PARENTAL CONTROL OF YOUR HOME NETWORK

Orbi Tri-band WiFi Systems and Nighthawk routers now include smart features for families to manage content and time online SYDNEY, Australia — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, will include CircleÒ with Disney software on its flagship Orbi™ Tri-Band Home WiFi Systems and the popular Nighthawk® Smart WiFi Routers. NETGEAR is bringing peace of mind to parents by managing not only access to appropriate online content, but also limiting the time that children are spending online. Circle with Disney is the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. With the easy-to-use Circle app – available for download on both iOS and Android™ devices – parents can easily create unique profiles for each family member. This includes creating daily time limits for apps and websites, setting individual filter levels for each family member, scheduling BedTime for each family member and their devices, and pausing the internet by device or by user with the press of a button. You can even manage your family’s mobile devices outside the home through Circle Go. Using Circle with Disney on your NETGEAR router provides an easy way for parents to monitor online time and content for their kids across all their devices. It also saves money and reduces hardware clutter in your home, as it’s already installed on your router — no additional device is required. Circle with Disney smart parental controls are available worldwide wherever NETGEAR routers are supported.* “NETGEAR has a long-standing commitment to its customers to provide the best in terms of WiFi connectivity for internet access,” said David J. Henry, NETGEAR senior vice president of Home Networking. “We’re very pleased to deliver safe and fun experiences for children of all ages by aligning with Circle with Disney to safely manage online activity through our Orbi and Nighthawk-branded products. We look forward to adding Circle with Disney to more NETGEAR products.” “We find it so gratifying that Circle is already helping so many families, and we have seen that the sooner parents are able to set some limits and reward online behaviors, the better it is for the family,” said Lance Charlish, chief executive officer, Circle Media Labs Inc. “By partnering with one of the most trusted router brands to offer our technology on their products, we are thrilled to be making Circle accessible to even more families.” NETGEAR has partnered with Circle to offer the most comprehensive parental control solution available for your home network. With multiple filters offering the capability to set unique configurations and age-appropriate settings for each family member – including mature and explicit content – and further customisation by toggling of settings for various apps, websites, ad blocking, as well as safe search, parents will now have greater visibility and control over their children’s screen time and will gain the peace of mind that their children are safe while online. Smart parental controls enabled on NETGEAR products through Circle with Disney include: Available as part of the free app download:

- Filter – Set individual filter levels for each family member that matches their age and interests.

- Pause – Pause internet access by device, user or the entire home, with the press of a button.

- History – See the sites that have been visited and filtered.

- Safe Search – Filter out inappropriate sites and images from Google and Bing search results.

- Ad Blocking – Filter out most sources of online ads eliminating the majority of ads from web sites.

Premium Services for $7.49 AUD or $7.99 NZD per month:

- Time Limits — Limit daily internet time for each family member by websites, apps, and more.

- BedTime — Set times for family members’ devices to disconnect from/connect to the Internet

- OffTime — Set individual screen availability times and schedule specific “no internet” times easily.

- Usage — See how much time your kids spends online at a glance.

- Rewards — Bump up Time Limits, give a late BedTime, or disable an OffTime, just for the day.

- Connections — Integrate with third-party apps like Choremonster and IFTTT.

- Amazon® Alexa™— Ask any Alexa-enabled device about your family’s usage, time limits, or bed times.

MyCircle® is an additional Circle app that provides a personalised dashboard for parents to connect with their kids and check their Circle dashboard. You can also add Circle Go on your child’s mobile devices and extend Circle coverage even when the kids are outside home. NETGEAR products are available in major retail stores and online. Circle is currently available on select Nighthawk routers and will soon be rolled out to existing Orbi WiFi Systems through a firmware update. For more information on Circle with Disney and available service plans, please watch the video on the NETGEAR website at http://www.netgear.com.au/landings/circle/.

NETGEAR INTRODUCES NEW ARMOR SECURITY SERVICE TO SAFEGUARD HOME WIFI NETWORKS AND CONNECTED DEVICES

Powered by Bitdefender, NETGEAR Armor provides advanced cyber threat protection for your home network, mobile, IoT and smart home devices LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, is launching a new comprehensive security service to provide security for any device connected via a NETGEAR router. NETGEAR Armor™ powered by Bitdefender® the award-winning leader in cyber security, is an advanced multilayer solution that runs on NETGEAR routers and connected devices to actively detect and protect your home and family members from cyber threats, such as viruses, spyware, spam, and phishing. To be first introduced on the Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) later this quarter, NETGEAR Armor will be made available for the Orbi Whole Home WiFi system and the popular Nighthawk performance routers later in the year via firmware updates. The NETGEAR Armor firmware update provides central security to instantly protect all PCs, Macs, smart phones and tablets, and smart home devices from cyber threats. The subscription will also bundle Bitdefender Total Security anti-malware software for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android devices, all under a single subscription. This new security service will block, at the gateway, attempts to access phishing websites from within the home network so that your privacy and data is always protected. Network security has become an area of increasingly greater concern with the addition of smart home and IoT devices to the home network, which are always on and always connected introducing new potential vulnerabilities. While PC, security has long been a mainstay of the office and home, the multitude of connected devices now available pose new, potential security risks for consumers. “The need for an all-encompassing cybersecurity solution for the home is more critical than ever.” said Ciprian Istrate, Bitdefender’s vice president of Consumer Solutions. “After launching the first home cyber security solution that can protect connected devices that fall under the umbrella of Internet of Things, Bitdefender is now taking consumer cyber security to the next level with NETGEAR delivering the protection straight from the router." NETGEAR Armor has the features that one would need to keep a home network and all connected IoT, smart home and personal mobile devices safe and secure from anywhere in the world. NETGEAR Armor consists the following: Safe Browsing with URL Blocking

With NETGEAR Armor, you actively safeguard your network from threats, including Trojans, ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware. Fake websites trying to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers are automatically blocked, as are malicious links in browsers, emails, or apps. You can even find out whether your search results are safe to access before you actually click on a link, as you’ll be warned against websites that can leak login credentials if the authentication is not performed via https. Vulnerability Assessment

NETGEAR Armor quickly scans your network for connected devices open to unauthorised access, data theft or malicious attacks. It checks for password strength, firmware version and any weakness that can allow hackers access to your entire home network. It’s easy to run a thorough report that includes tips for eliminating specific vulnerabilities, or to simply check the status of your devices and address any issues then and there. Intelligent Network Intrusion Prevention

NETGEAR Armor blocks hackers from accessing your smart-home devices such as internet-enabled thermostats, refrigerators, baby monitors, and security cameras. You’ll receive instant alerts when new devices join your network, so you can immediately reject WiFi access request for devices you don’t recognise. For ultimate convenience, you can easily manage your network security from anywhere by going to http://armor.netgear.com. End-point Protection with Bitdefender Total Security

NETGEAR Armor includes Bitdefender Total Security anti-malware for Android, iOS, Windows PCs, and Macs whether at home or anywhere. Using intelligent behavioral detection, NETGEAR Armor closely monitors all active apps and the moment the service detects suspicious activity, it takes instant action to prevent trouble, as it is designed to respond within three seconds to even the newest known threats. By turning on the optional Autopilot™ feature, all cybersecurity decisions can be made without pop-ups or dialog boxes to distract you from your work or play. “For over 20 years, NETGEAR has led the industry as the best in class WiFi provider and has been first to market in providing new technologies for both home and office networks. Now, with the introduction of NETGEAR Armor, we are making the network smarter and safer for the new world of IoT and always connected devices,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “This move is critical for our customers whose homes now have many networked devices, including Smart Home and IOT devices – any one of which may pose a potential security risk. Following on our recent launch of Circle with Disney Parental Controls, NETGEAR Armor is the next in a line of services we are introducing to enhance our customer’s experience with their network.” Additional Features

- Shield your network from malicious encryption programs that demand ransom for your personal data.

- Manage and configure every device connecting or attempting to connect to the network.

- Get instant notifications when new devices connect to your network.

- Assess your WiFi network and router security from remote computers and smartphones.

- Secure your passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data in a cyber-vault for easy access.

- Bank and shop with Safepay™, a unique, dedicated browser that secures your transactions.

- Continuous and automatic security updates.

NETGEAR Armor protects home networks without sacrificing network speed, performance or privacy. The service scans your network, identifying every device connected to it. Scanning is fast and light on resources as it mostly occurs in the cloud to maximise power and efficiency. Home routers and personal devices are rarely taxed to perform power-hungry or processor-intensive tasks. And the service never scans or stores the actual contents of any documents or files. Pricing and Availability

NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender will first be available via firmware upgrade on Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) later this quarter and will be available in the coming months via firmware updates for Orbi and the current lineup of Nighthawk routers. After the promotional 90 days of free service there will be annual subscription cost, this will be announced at a later date. About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and NETGEAR Armor are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Bitdefender, Bitdefender Autopilot, Bitdefender Anti-Theft and SafePay are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Bitdefender.

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.

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