ProSecure STM by NETGEAR Receives a Perfect Score in SC Magazine's Competitive Review of Anti-malware Gateways
STM600 Security Threat Management Appliance Secures Highest Rating of Five Stars Across the Board
SAN JOSE, Calif. - June8, 2010 - ProSecure®, the specialized network security brand by NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, today announced that the ProSecure STM600 secured a perfect score in SC Magazine's recent hands-on laboratory group testof anti-malware gateways. Part of the ProSecure STM family of Web/Email Threat Management Appliances for businesses, the STM600was the only appliance to be rated as "Recommended" in the group of products from ten different vendors including Barracuda, McAfee and Trend Micro. The NETGEAR ProSecure STM600 was specifically praised for its "comprehensive web and email protection that is easy to deploy and use." The full review can be viewed at http://www.scmagazineus.com/netgear-prosecure-stm600/review/3136/.
SC Magazine technology editor Peter Stephenson gave the ProSecure STM600 five stars in all six categories of evaluation: features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support and value for money. "We rate the NETGEAR ProSecure STM600 'Recommended' for its consistent quality," said Stephenson,SC Magazine's chief reviewer. "At a price just under $3,800, we find this product to be an excellent value for the money. This appliance includes a number of easy-to-manage features that provide comprehensive protection against web and email threats at a reasonable price."
Leading global enterprises such as Telefónica O2Germanyhave recognized this award and the effectiveness of the NETGEAR ProSecure STM Web/Email Threat Management Appliances." At O2, we conducted a comprehensive review of gateway anti-malware systems and ultimately chose to deploy the NETGEAR ProSecure STM600 to protect our business," said Daniel Stricharz, senior specialist, TD Portal & Architecture at O2. "O2 depends on the STM600s on a daily basis to stop threats. The STM600s are crucial to ensuring business continuity and enabling O2 to conduct mission-critical business functions. We're very pleased with the STM600 and agree with SC Magazine that the STM600 provides comprehensive protection and is easy to deploy and use." An integrated communications provider, Telefónica O2 Germany belongs to Telefónica Europe, which has 54 million mobile and fixed network customers.
"This recognition of the STM600 by SC Magazine is very exciting forus, as it validates the extensive efforts of our development team to create an enterprise-class security appliance that's ideal for businesses of various sizes," said Jason Leung, NETGEAR's senior product line manager for SMB Security. "To differentiate our ProSecure STM Series from other threat management appliances in the market, we utilized both cloud-based technologies (for anti-spam and URL filtering) and local signatures (for malware filtering), which enables us to offer exceptionally high security effectiveness with optimum throughput via NETGEAR patent-pending Stream Scanning technology. The five-star ratingin SC Magazine's evaluation categories recognizes the strength of the STM600 in all of these areas, and signifies that NETGEAR security appliances can not only compete with well-established security vendors on the strength of security effectiveness – but can win."
The ProSecure STM Family of Web/Email Threat Management Appliances
The NETGEAR ProSecure STM series offers three platforms, to accommodate businesses with up to 600 concurrent users. The STM150, STM300 and STM600 all contain the same security functionality across the product family.
The STM appliance family is designed to sit in-line and filter all potential threats via email and the web, as well as give administrators control over which sites can be visited. The STM Series employs NETGEAR patent-pending Stream Scanning technology and leverages technologies from leading enterprise security partners Kaspersky Lab and Commtouch® to deliver best-of-breed URL filtering, anti-spam, and gateway anti-malware protection for businesses. Key features such as active directory integration, email quarantine, comprehensive reporting, and HTTPS scanning enable the STM to be deployed in a wide range of business network environments.
The ProSecure STM series also offers a simplified licensing model. There are only three licenses to manage: 1) Web, 2) Email, and 3) Maintenance and Support. There is no seat-based, per-user limit set by the licensing terms.
With full 24/7 technical support that connects businesses directly with experienced security experts, the ProSecure STM Series of Security Appliances is changing the face of business security. The STM600 is available through ProSecure authorized value-added resellers at an estimated U.S. street price starting at $3,780, including licenses. The STM150 starts at $1,000 and the STM300 at $2,599. More information on the award-winning STM600 is available at: http://prosecure.netgear.com.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) 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 26,000 retail locations around the globe, and via approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. More information is available at http://www.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/netgear.
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