NETGEAR Delivers Industry First Networking Devices With Remote Management From Anywhere in the World

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) is introducing the NETGEAR Insight™ solution, a revolutionary new way to instantly discover, configure, and continuously monitor and manage your network of NETGEAR Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices. Insight is an industry first – offering plug-and-play set up and management of your network from an easy-to-use mobile app with no mandatory fees for the app or the subscription. 

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Until now, setup and management of small business network devices has been tedious, requiring owners or IT managers to configure each device individually. The new NETGEAR Insight app management solution is the answer to the once diverse landscape of network management tools. The Insight app allows for easy multi-device configuration and instant management of your Insight Managed switches, wireless access points and network storage— from wherever you can connect to the internet.

The NETGEAR Insight app is free to download from the Apple® App Store℠ and Google Play™, and is also offering instant registration of any NETGEAR Business product, and provides a unified, single-pane-of-glass view of your NETGEAR network devices with easy access to both product information and support.

“At NETGEAR, we have designed our products with the small business owner in mind. With limited budgets and few resources at their disposal, small businesses need intuitive IT solutions,” said Richard Jonker, vice president of NETGEAR for Business. “The ideal scenario is easy-to-use networking that can be managed on the go, that consistently works to provide the 24/7 connectivity which is crucial to keeping a business afloat and the business owner’s mind at ease.”

Jonker added, “Unlike enterprise network management solutions where the SMB is an afterthought, Insight is laser-focused on the SMB space and their growing need for performance, scalability, and mobility. Most cloud-managed networks are expensive, complex and ignore the most important screen of all, the one that is always with you – your smartphone.  Whether your network is at your home, your store or a remote location, this line of networking products provides you with a secure way to identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues which might arise, anytime, anywhere.”

Insight enables easy management of NETGEAR Smart Cloud wireless access points, switches and ReadyNAS storage products all from the app on a mobile device.

Key Features of NETGEAR Insight app:

  • Unified wired/wireless network management with data usage monitoring and logs
  • Remote access with 24/7 visibility and control of all Insight Managed devices in your network
  • Instant automated discovery of select NETGEAR access points, switches and storage
  • One-tap device registration to simplify and streamline access to NETGEAR support options
  • Easy-to-use network configuration across devices using your mobile device
  • In-app firmware updates across all Insight Managed devices in the network
  • Full remote/cloud network monitoring and management with no additional cloud controller, appliance, or PC/server necessary
  • Email and instant push notifications and warnings on your network and device connectivity and network health
  • In-app click through to NETGEAR support for your registered devices

Introducing Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches
NETGEAR is introducing the industry’s first fully-integrated, cloud-manageable network switches for SMB. All four models provide 8 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports plus 2 SFP fiber ports for flexible connectivity. They are desktop or wall-mountable, and feature a clean, elegant design.

The GC110 is a compact, fan-less switch for anywhere deployment across the network.

The GC110P features 8 copper Gigabit Ethernet PoE ports with a total of 62W PoE power for maximum flexibility and easy deployment in your network. It’s also silent, and features advanced PoE controls.

The GC510P features 8 copper Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports with a total of 134W PoE power for flexible deployment of full power PoE+ devices. The GC510P is also rack-mountable and fan-less for silent operation, so it’s perfect for noise-sensitive environments.

Finally, the GC510PP features 8 copper Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports with a total of 195W PoE power for flexible deployment of high-density PoE+ devices. It’s also rack-mountable, and its whisper quiet fan keeps it running cool while maintaining near silent operation.  

The new Insight Managed Smart Cloud switches supports a full suite of advanced L2 switching features for everything from a simple network to a highly complex one, and are designed to meet current and future needs of a fully converged network. The advanced switching features include:

  • VLANs (including Auto-VoIP & Auto-Video) and LLDP support
  • Port trunking / Link aggregation (LAG) and IGMP snooping
  • QoS and priority queuing, port-based rate limiting, and RSTP and loop prevention
  • ACLs, storm control and port mirroring
  • Advanced per-port PoE controls (PoE models)

Just plug the switch into your network and the Internet, discover with the Insight app, and you’re done, as no additional hardware is required. You can set up policies across switches and APs without configuring each separately. See what’s connected on each switch port, port speeds, and remotely manage PoE power including enabling and disabling PD devices from anywhere, anytime.

Insight Managed Smart Cloud Wireless Access Points
Modern WiFi means satisfying the business necessity of providing high-quality WiFi with no dead zones for your business, guests and employees. NETGEAR Insight Managed wireless access points are easily discovered, deployed and managed within the Insight app – perfect for small businesses with no IT team.

NETGEAR access points currently available that are fully compatible with the Insight app include:

• WAC505 Insight Managed Smart Cloud Wireless Access Point NEW

  • Great coverage for small offices with Wave2 AC1200 performance
  • Easy set-up, deployment, management and monitoring using the NETGEAR Insight™ app
  • Remote/Cloud network management and monitoring
  • Small size with easy mount to ceiling or wall with the included bracket
  • Can be powered via PoE or a power adapter 

• WAC510 Insight Managed Smart Cloud Wireless Access Point with Router capabilities and superior range and performance (existing owners need to update firmware)

  • Superior coverage for small and medium offices with optimized Wave2 AC1200 performance
  • Easy set-up, deployment, management and monitoring using the NETGEAR Insight™ app
  • Remote/Cloud network management and monitoring
  • Small size with easy mount to ceiling or wall with the included bracket
  • Can be powered via PoE or a power adapter
  • Can be configured as a Router

Just mount the Access Point at the desired location, discover it with the Insight app, configure the Access Point via the Insight app and you’re done. No additional hardware is required. You can even set up network policies across switches and APs without configuring each separately.

Insight Managed Network Storage
ReadyNAS delivers best-in-class data reliability and security for SMBs.  Two product categories – desktop and rackmount – can scale from an office of two up to offices with hundreds of people. The following ReadyNAS Business-Class Products running ReadyNAS OS 6.0 or newer are fully compatible with Insight. 

With Insight, you can view critical status of all your ReadyNAS units at all locations, and perform essential management functions such as firmware upgrade, diagnostics log download, shutdown, and more.  Insight gives you freedom, visibility and control.  It is an ideal tool for SMBs and service providers that manage multiple units at multiple sites.

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 31,000 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.

©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR Insight and ReadyNAS 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.

* Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

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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