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NETGEAR® And Mailshell Enter Agreement To Integrate Engine For Spam, Phishing And Reputation Filtering

SAN JOSE and SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2009 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR - News), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mailshell, the leading provider of traffic reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing engines for OEMs, to integrate Mailshell's small footprint engine for OEMs into NETGEAR's ProSecure(TM) UTM family of appliances. ProSecure is the first line of Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances designed for small businesses that do not compromise on security functionality or performance.

NETGEAR's new ProSecure UTM appliances feature a version of Mailshell Anti-Spam optimized for use on embedded computing platforms, and includes Mailshell LiveFeed, a real-time data service that quantifies traffic reputation via advanced statistical models. Unlike other reputation services that provide only a binary 'good' or 'bad' rating, LiveFeed provides granular trust ratings with automated adjustment over time as reputations change. By focusing reputation on mathematical models, rather than simply an 'IP black list' approach, LiveFeed provides more accurate, highly scalable detection.

"Mailshell's detection rates, throughput and optimization for use on embedded computing platforms best fit our requirements of comprehensive security combined with high performance," said Jason Leung, senior product line manager for SMB Security at NETGEAR. "Mailshell's flexible architecture was also a great fit and provided seamless integration into the NETGEAR platform."

Mailshell's SDKs, including LiveFeed, provide complete and consistently accurate protection against email fraud, phishing and spam. The SDKs are available on more than 10 operating systems and require as little as 32KB of code on the device. Mailshell's SDKs are embedded into security, networking and messaging products including software appliances, SaaS platforms, gateway security software, desktop security suites, UTM, mobile devices, wireless access points, firewalls, modems, and other low memory devices.

"NETGEAR understands that SMB customers' limited budgets should not necessitate a trade-off in protection," said Eytan Urbas, vice president of products at Mailshell. "We see significant market opportunity for new, better UTM solutions like ProSecure that make no compromises in protection, performance, or price."

About NETGEAR, Inc.: NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR - News) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. 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 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 41,000 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 by visiting or calling (408) 907-8000.

About Mailshell: Mailshell is the leading provider of email reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing engines for OEMs. Via its global network of OEM partners, including McAfee, Check Point, CA, Webroot and AVG, thousands of enterprises and millions of end users rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' filters for near real-time protection against emerging threats. Mailshell's software helps its OEM partners generate new revenue, up-sell existing products to new customers and minimize related engineering and support costs. For more information:

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