NETGEAR introduces three powerful network products for growing companies

Gouda, January 19, 2015 - NETGEAR (www.netgear.com) introduces three new products that offer higher throughput and extended functionality for better network performance in companies and educational institutions. This new, scalable offering for wireless access control, switching and storage in environments with a high usage density, makes the price / performance ratio of NETGEAR's commercial product portfolio even more attractive

Gouda, January 19, 2015 - NETGEAR (www.netgear.com) introduces three new products that offer higher throughput and extended functionality for better network performance in companies and educational institutions. This new, scalable offering for wireless access control, switching and storage in environments with a high usage density, makes the price / performance ratio of NETGEAR's commercial product portfolio even more attractive.

NETGEAR has developed the new products with a focus on high performance, flexible deployment and ease of use. They are designed for networks in growing and medium-sized companies with larger campuses or branches, but also for medium-sized catering establishments, schools, universities and growing medical institutions.

ProSAFE® M6100 Chassis Series : The world's first all-in-one chassis below $ 8, 000 offers the most intensively equipped Gigabit and 10G port solution in a 4U version. It is a fully distributed, passive backplane solution with complete management and nutritional redundancy.
• ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller : This high-performance controller is compatible with the full range of NETGEAR's business ProSAFE Managed Access Points. It is a scalable, centralized solution for environments with a high usage density and offers capacity for 200 access points per controller in a stacked configuration.
• ReadyNAS® 3130 Series Network Attached Storage : This 4-bay NAS has a capacity of up to 24 TB and a 1U form factor for easy mounting in a rack. The powerful processor supports up to 200 simultaneous users and is particularly suitable for virtualized environments.

"Companies, catering establishments and educational institutions are looking for network solutions that can grow with the company without sacrificing performance. When they need to add more users or connect more access points, for example at a new location, they need solutions that support higher usage density and are prepared for future applications and equipment, "says Peter Newton, senior product management director at NETGEARs. Commercial Business Unit. "With these needs in mind, we have set new performance standards for our new M6100 Chassis range. The WC9500 Premium Controllers support even larger implementations when stacked, just like the ReadyNAS 3130 with its powerful processor. All three products fulfill not only the business needs of today, but also those of tomorrow. Their total value is therefore unrivaled in this market sector. "

ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series
The new ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series (www.netgear.com/m6100) is a high-density chassis alternative to stackable business switches. It is an affordable and highly flexible chassis platform that enables fast, resilient, fully redundant and future-ready switched networks, without the need for huge IT budgets.

"Thanks to the M6100 Series, we were able to achieve more bandwidth and efficiency in the management of our switched network, while at the same time improving the redundancy footprint for the core of our network, " says Gary Girolimon, the IT director of the Goffstown school district. in New Hampshire.

The M6100 Chassis Series has a Gigabit access layer and 10 Gigabit distribution layer switches in a 4U height. With more than 1.4 Tbps switching and routing capacity, a passive backplane, full management and fabric nonstop forwarding redundancy, the M6100 Series delivers unrivaled resilience and scalability. Operational software and system management functions make it easy to deliver L2 / L3 / L4 services for business peripheral implementations and SME core implementations. The UPOE functionality expands this potential even further and makes the M6100 series a safe investment for the future.

The M6100 series is designed for central use in a small to medium-sized company network, or as an aggregated access solution for a larger campus or a medium-sized business network. For those who need a resilient Gigabit connection for desktops or 10G for virtualized server and storage needs, the M6100 offers the fastest backplane speeds on the market.

The M6100 Chassis Series offers different port combinations for different needs, with up to 144-port Gigabit or 72-port 10 Gigabit ports. NETGEAR offers a cost-efficient ProSAFE M6100 Starter Kit (XCM8903SK-10000S) for a ready-made solution:

• 1 M6100-3S base chassis (XCM8903)
• 1 blade 40x1G + 4x10G (XCM8944)
• 1 PoE + daughter card (XCM89P)
• 1 power supply unit (APS1000W)
• 1 fan tray front to back (AFT603)
• Rack-mount kit (with handles) for 2-post racks and wiring closets
• Rails kit for 4-post racks and wiring closets

The ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series Starter Kit is available for a suggested retail price of $ 7, 990. The ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series features the industry-leading NETGEAR ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty, shipment of replacement parts on the next business day and 24/7 lifetime technical support.

ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller
The ProSAFE WC9500 Wireless Controller (www.netgear.com/WC9500) is a completely new high-performance wireless controller that controls the full range of eight (8) ProSAFE Managed Access Points, both single-band and dual-band (www.netgear .com / business / products / wireless / business-wireless /). The controller is designed for easy management and ease of use in implementations with a high usage density and offers business functionality, but without the cost and complexity that often comes with it. The WC9500 is a scalable, secure mobile access solution for organizations with dozens of employees and with support for thousands of simultaneous users divided over 600 access points in a stacked configuration of three controllers. It is the perfect solution for medium to large organizations with multimedia needs that require large bandwidth, such as growing companies, educational institutions, universities, medical institutions and catering establishments with access points in the rooms.

Thanks to the Ufast ™ protocol, the WC9500 provides super fast access point detection, Layer 2 and Layer 3 fast roaming, a capture page for guest access, fully distributed architecture and easy configuration and dynamic RF management in environments with high user density. The 'pay as you grow' license model is also easily scalable and ensures that organizations only pay for what they need. The WC9500 is also ready for 802.11ac and thus for the future.

The ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller features the industry-leading NETGEAR ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty, lifetime shipment of replacement parts on the next business day and 24/7 lifetime technical support. The WC9500 is available for a suggested retail price of $ 8, 099.

ReadyNAS 3130 Series Network Attached Storage
The NETGEAR ReadyNAS product range (www.netgear.com/readynas) of network attached storage provides companies with an advanced yet simple solution for centralizing, securing and managing access to digital assets. The ReadyNAS combines optimum performance with the ground-breaking ReadyNAS operating system (OS 6.2) with the unique five layers of data protection, backup, sync and management via the cloud. The ReadyNAS is equipped with innovative technologies, such as unlimited snapshots, thin provisioning and cloud-managed replication to drastically reduce the possibility of data loss.

The new 4-bay ReadyNAS 3130 (www.netgear.com/readynas- rackmount) with four Gigabit Ethernet ports has a 1U form factor for easy rack mounting in growing offices of any size. It has capacity for up to 24 TB of high-performance storage and can support up to 200 users simultaneously. Thanks to the new and more powerful CPU, the ReadyNAS 3130 virtualization-ready with iSCSI support, thin provisioning functionality and compatibility with VMware® and Microsoft Hyper-V® - is powerful tools for companies that benefit from the benefits of virtual infrastructures.

The ReadyNAS 3130 is available without hard disks (RN3130) or with four 2TB harddisk (RN31342E). RN3130, the new, hard-diskless version, is now available worldwide at a suggested retail price of $ 1, 417. The ReadyNAS products are equipped with NETGEAR's five-year hardware warranty, five-year shipment of replacement parts on the next business day and 24/7 lifetime technical support.