The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-12T00:59:20Z Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 2 Percent in 4Q17; Grew 0.6 Percent in Asia Pacific 2018-01-12T00:59:20Z gartner-says-worldwide-pc-shipments-declined-2-percent-in-4q17-grew-0-6-percent-in-asia-pacific Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 2 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2017 PC shipments surpassed 262.5 million units, a 2.8 percent decline from 2016. It was the 13th consecutive quarter of declining global PC shipments, as well as the sixth year of annual declines. However, Gartner analysts said there were some signs for optimism. "In the fourth quarter of 2017, there was PC shipment growth in Asia/Pacific, Japan and Latin America. There was only a moderate shipment decline in EMEA," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. "However, the U.S. market saw a steep decline, which offset the generally positive results in other regions. "The fourth quarter results confirmed again that PCs are no longer popular holiday gift items. This does not mean that PCs will disappear from households," Kitagawa said. "Rather, the PC will become a more specialized, purpose-driven device. PC buyers will look for quality and functionality rather than looking for the lowest price, which will increase PC average selling prices (ASPs) and improve profitability in the long run. However, until this point is reached, the market will have to go through the shrinking phase caused by fewer PC users." HP Inc. moved into the No. 1 position in the fourth quarter of 2017, as its shipments grew 6.6 percent, and its market share totaled 22.5 percent (see Table 1). The company showed year-over-year growth in all regions, including the challenging U.S. market. For the fourth consecutive quarter, Lenovo experienced a decline in shipments. Lenovo had moderate growth in EMEA and Asia/Pacific, but shipments declined in North America. Table 1 Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 4Q17 (Thousands of Units) Company 4Q17 Shipments 4Q17 Market Share (%) 4Q16 Shipments 4Q16 Market Share (%) 4Q17-4Q16 Growth (%) HP Inc. 16,076 22.5 15,084 20.7 6.6 Lenovo 15,742 22.0 15,857 21.7 -0.7 Dell 10,841 15.2 10,767 14.7 0.7 Apple 5,449 7.6 5,374 7.4 1.4 Asus 4,731 6.6 5,336 7.3 -11.3 Acer Group 4,726 6.6 4,998 6.8 -5.4 Others 13,990 19.6 15,599 21.4 -10.3 Total 71,556 100.0 73,015 100.0 -2.0 Notes: Data includes desk-based PCs, notebook PCs and ultramobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface), but not Chromebooks or iPads. All data is estimated based on a preliminary study. Final estimates will be subject to change. The statistics are based on shipments selling into channels. Source: Gartner (January 2018) Dell's shipments grew slightly in the fourth quarter of 2017. Dell did well in EMEA, Asia/Pacific and Latin America, but it had weak results in North America. Generally, Dell has put a higher priority on profitability over market share. Regional Breakdown In the U.S., PC shipments surpassed 15.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, an 8 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2016. Four of the top five vendors experienced a decline in U.S. PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017. HP Inc. was the only vendor to increase shipments in the quarter. The decline was attributed to weak consumer demand despite holiday season sales. PC shipments in EMEA totaled 21.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 1.4 percent decline year over year. PC demand in the U.K. was still ailing and unit shipments into Germany were weaker than expected. PC revenue is expected to be up year over year in Western Europe. The rise in ASPs is due to currency fluctuations, the need for vendors to offset rising component costs, and a product-mix shift toward higher-value items, such as gaming systems and high-performing notebooks. The Asia/Pacific PC market totaled 25 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 0.6 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2016. The consumer market stabilized with fourth-quarter online promotions in many countries, which drove demand for gaming PCs and thin and light notebooks. China experienced its first positive PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. The success of the 11.11 shopping festival and the continuing demand for PCs in the commercial market drove the China PC market to 1.1 percent growth in the quarter. PC Market Consolidation in 2017 For the year, worldwide PC shipments totaled 262.5 million units in 2017, a 2.8 percent decrease from 2016 (see Table 3). As the PC industry continues to consolidate, the top four vendors in 2017 accounted for 64 percent of global PC shipments. In 2011, the top four vendors accounted for 45 percent of PC shipments. "The top vendors have taken advantage of their volume operations to lower production costs, pushing small to midsize vendors out of the market," Kitagawa said. Table 2 Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2017 (Thousands of Units) Company 2017 Shipments 2017 Market Share (%) 2016 Shipments 2016 Market Share (%) 2017-2016 Growth (%) HP Inc. 55,162 21.0 52,734 19.5 4.6 Lenovo 54,714 20.8 55,951 20.7 -2.2 Dell 39,871 15.2 39,421 14.6 1.1 Apple 19,299 7.4 18,546 6.9 4.1 Asus 17,967 6.8 20,496 7.6 -12.3 Acer Group 17,088 6.5 18,274 6.8 -6.5 Others 58,435 22.3 64,683 23.9 -9.7 Total 262,537 100.0 270,106 100.0 -2.8 Notes: Data includes desk-based PCs, notebook PCs and ultramobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface), but not Chromebooks or iPads. All data is estimated based on a preliminary study. Final estimates will be subject to change. The statistics are based on shipments selling into channels. Source: Gartner (January 2018) These results are preliminary. Final statistics will be available soon to clients of Gartner's PC Quarterly Statistics Worldwide by Region program. This program offers a comprehensive and timely picture of the worldwide PC market, allowing product planning, distribution, marketing and sales organizations to keep abreast of key issues and their future implications around the globe. TAS bolsters executive and technology teams 2018-01-10T22:56:15Z tas-bolsters-executive-and-technology-teams 11 January 2017. Sydney, Australia. TAS today announces the appointment of several new high-level technology team members: Stuart Torrens, Karpreet Singh, Tristan Quick, Stephen Bebb and Susanne Pringle. In a strategic move, TAS will leverage each team member’s expertise to enhance the company’s customer service offerings. Stuart Torrens joins TAS as Network Architect – Product Lead, where he will oversee Network Architecture for network products such as SDWAN (e-WAN), WIFI and Office Relocation. Stuart brings to the role expertise in network engineering, Cisco Technologies and routing. Karpreet Singh joins the team in the role of Security Architect, where he will manage the ‘TAS Security Product Line’. Karpreet is a solution architecture expert with extensive experience in IT service management roles. He will oversee security architecture design and implementation for TAS. Tristan Quick joins the team in the role of Service Architect. Tristan brings to TAS a strong background in IT service integration, change management and incident recovery. He will be responsible for the design of internal service processes and service design for customers. "We’re thrilled to welcome Stuart, Karpreet and Tristan to our growing team of technology and IT management experts,” said Shane Baker, CEO of TAS. “Each one of them brings unique skills and expertise to the team and will add significant value to TAS. In 2018, we will work together to build the foundations of new network offerings and enhanced operational efficiencies for our clients.” In 2017, TAS also welcomed Stephen Bebb to the executive team in the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer. Stephen brings extensive experience to the role of CTO, having worked for many large corporate and government entities over the years. Going forward, he will oversee technology, architecture and product development for TAS. TAS also welcomed Susanne Pringle to the team as Marketing Director. Susanne comes on board with extensive enterprise software marketing experience. This new appointments will further enhance TAS’ strategy for growth, and overall messaging and communications. ~ENDS For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact: Prue Roberts from Manning & Co. on +61 (02) 9555 5233, or at prue@manningandco.com.au. About TAS (www.tas.business): TAS is an Australian-owned and operated leading provider of technology services to the financial services market. Operating since 1989, TAS has gained extensive experience in delivering the highest levels of availability, compliance and quality of service through many years of servicing one on the most highly regulated industries – Banking and Finance. They deliver high-level services to over 50 financial institution customers. IN MORE NEWS: TAS launched the second edition of the Compliance Index late last year, to great reception. TAS initiated the Compliance Index early in 2017 to canvass the challenges and opportunities Australian companies are facing in the areas of compliance, regulation and technology. The Index findings were drawn from responses gathered from C-level executives employed across banking, finance, insurance, superannuation and IT, with the aim of providing a timely and relevant snapshot of the latest compliance trends and strategies. See more here: (www.tas.business/work/the-complianceindex/). NETGEAR introduces Nighthawk Pro gaming with two new products at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:42:04Z netgear-introduces-nighthawk-pro-gaming-with-two-new-products-at-ces-2018 NETGEAR INTRODUCES NIGHTHAWK PRO GAMING WITH TWO FLAGSHIP PRODUCTS TO CUT LAG AND ENHANCE GAME PLAY Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router and SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch infuse gamers with the power to win LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, is launching two new products this week during CES 2018 in Las Vegas that amp up your game play — Nighthawk® Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and Nighthawk® Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX). Whether you’re online gaming, hosting a LAN party, or streaming high-definition content, the new NETGEAR Pro Gaming products will take your network to a whole new level of speed, performance, personalisation and control. Gamers are looking for every advantage to maximise their ability to thrive in their online multi-player game of choice. Regardless of whether you are a serious or casual gamer on either a console or PC, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router XR500 and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Switch SX10 will give you greater command over who you play with and prevent unwanted interruptions, giving you the ability to level up your gameplay. This new groundbreaking NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) leverages advanced cutting-edge software to optimise network connections by stabilising ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you always-on with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for advanced online game play. The Gaming Dashboard, Geo Filter, Quality of Service (QoS) and Network Monitoring capabilities enable customisation and gaming performance unmatched in the router space. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router includes best-in-class hardware features such as a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, Quad-stream Wave 2 WiFi with MU-MIMO, and four external high-power antennas wrapped up in an aggressive and formidable enclosure. The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX), a 2018 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, succeeds the Nighthawk S8000 and is set to provide you with an advanced 10G switch to prioritise streams with QoS to fine-tune your game play. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 LAN Switch offers hard-wired speeds for gamers who demand that competitive edge with completely lag-free performance. It has two auto-adaptive 10Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit ports delivering seamless data transfer with five different connectivity speeds providing options for the variety of connected devices: 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps. With link aggregation, the switch will achieve 20Gbps transfer speeds between the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Switch and your network devices such as networked storage like NETGEAR ReadyNAS®. One of the main software features of the switch, the Gaming Dashboard, provides analytics for an overview into all that is happening with your network and what ports need to be prioritised for the best quality of game play. “All online gamers, whether they are casual, avid or professional, have one thing in common — the need for responsive, reliable, low-lag game play. With the introduction of Nighthawk Pro Gaming, NETGEAR is demonstrating our dedication to gamers to deliver products that enhance gaming performance,” says David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We have worked tirelessly with gamers to engineer features that deliver best-in-class performance, customisation and ease-of-use for the ultimate gaming experience. There should not be anything on your network that prevents you from having the ultimate game experience. With Nighthawk Pro Gaming, you will now have the power to win.” Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) With the new Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router, you’ll enjoy frustration-free online and network gaming. Its MU-MIMO WiFi streams simultaneously to multiple devices on the same network so you and your pals can smoothly game online at the same time without affecting each other’s performance. Here are some of the other key reasons you’ll want to make the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router the centerpiece of your gaming experience: Gaming Dashboard — On a single screen, view real-time bandwidth utilisation by device, ping delays, and many other parameters. Geo Filter — Fix your gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players, get a guaranteed local connection, and create black/white lists of your preferred servers. Quality of Service (QoS) — Prioritise gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network. Gaming VPN — Protect your network identity, prevent DDoS attack, and use the VPN client to connect to the VPN server. Network Monitor — Check on bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag. Gigabit Ethernet Ports — Maximise speed with four (4) GbE LAN ports for wired connections, ideal for fast-paced gaming and high-quality streaming. 802.11ac WiFi — Enjoy Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming, Quad-Stream, and 160MHz for faster speeds. Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor — Support more devices for better 4K streaming, VR gaming, surfing, and more with this powerful, faster processor. AC2600 WiFi — Take advantage of up to 800+1733 Mbps* wireless speed, and double the available bandwidth with simultaneous dual-band WiFi. High-Performance Antennas — Get better WiFi coverage and faster speeds with four (4) external antennas. Memory — Enjoy plenty of headroom with 256 MB flash and 512 MB RAM. Beamforming+ — Enjoy more reliable connections for fewer drops, providing jitter-free network performance. Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi- Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) The new award-winning Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 8-port Switch is versatile, high-performing, and customisable for limitless gaming. It offers close-to-zero latency, a new gaming dashboard, and precision-driven auto-diagnostics for the high demands of the gaming world. It also includes the full set of NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switch software features. No wonder it’s been honored in the CES Innovation Awards competition for its excellence in design and engineering! If you need more reasons to add a Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 switch to your network, keep reading: · Two (2) 5-speed 10Gigabit/Multi-Gig Uplinks — Increase speeds and expand the bandwidth of your network with ports that automatically adapt to deliver 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps. · Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports — Connect more wired devices for fast action gaming parties though the provided 8 GbE LAN ports. · Gaming Dashboard — Get real-time insight on performance and configuration in a unified view. · Customisable RGB LED Controls — Personalise every light on your switch by color for better visibility, and easily adjust brightness and frequency. · Up to 20Gbps Port-Trunking/Link Aggregation (LAG) — Aggregate Gigabit or Multi-Gigabit ports for even faster speeds. · Advanced VLAN & QoS Configuration — Give your gaming devices the priority they deserve. · Intuitive Interface — Take advantage of a mobile-optimised GUI and “one-click” pre-configured settings for all media needs. · Low Latency — Experience the smoothest gaming and fastest action. · Auto-Diagnostics — Troubleshoot instantly so you get back into the game faster. · Silent/Fan-less operation — Enjoy silent operation, thanks to an aluminum enclosure that dissipates heat so there’s no need for vents or a fan. · Integration with Nighthawk — Combine with NETGEAR Nighthawk routers for a top-notch home networking experience perfect for gaming. · Warranty — Enjoy peace of mind with your 3-year hardware warranty and free technical support options. “Designed to meet the specialised needs of the gamer, the new Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10GbE LAN Switch comes equipped with dedicated features designed to eliminate laggy game play,” said Richard Jonker, senior vice president of SMB for NETGEAR. “With the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Switch, we made it easy to offload high-bandwidth applications to reduce congestion for your network. The gaming dashboard offers real-time insights into bandwidth utilisation by device, so you can ensure optimum performance and know where your bandwidth is being used.” Pricing and Availability Pricing and availability for the NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) in Australia and New Zealand 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, Nighthawk 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. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC2600 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. 2.4 GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1733Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1733Mbps devices. 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. Source: NETGEAR-G Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR expands portfolio of Switches, remote management capabilities at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:32:00Z netgear-expands-portfolio-of-switches-remote-management-capabilities-at-ces-2018 NETGEAR EXPANDS INDUSTRY-FIRST PORTFOLIO OF 5-SPEED NETWORKING SWITCHES WITH 12 AND 24 PORT MODELS NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches connect all your devices at the fastest Gigabit speeds possible over existing wiring without performance impact LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is expanding its family of industry-first 5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products first introduced last quarter. The new NETGEAR 5-Speed switches operate at 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps, or 10Gbps. Through an intuitive interface, the Multi-Gigabit switches provide easy, reliable and affordable connectivity with granular per-port bandwidth control and traffic monitoring without needing to install expensive new cabling to alleviate speed barriers. The five speeds per Ethernet port make them the most flexible and affordable 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit switches in the market. XS512EM 12-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2 SFP+ Ports, Desktop and Rackmount XS724EM 24-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2 SFP+ Ports, Rackmount Modern high-performance networking devices such as network cards, gaming PCs, desktop PCs, servers, NAS storage, and AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Points now offer both 2.5-Gigabit or 5-Gigabit connectivity. Other 10-Gigabit switches provide a standard 1-Gigabit connectivity to any device requiring less than 10Gbps, but NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Switches provide additional options for 2.5 and 5Gbps. So, businesses are able to combine legacy Ethernet speeds like 100 Mbps or 1Gbps, with 10Gbps and now 2.5 and 5Gbps, so that all of the devices in your business, small office or home can run at their individual highest speeds. NETGEAR has designed these switches to be plug-and-play, making them capable of easily leveraging the full potential of performance and coverage offered by the latest high-speed devices. Each of the intelligent multi-speed copper Ethernet ports on the switches automatically detects the speed requested by the connected device and the quality of the cabling, and provides the appropriate connection at one of the five speeds. The ports can be connected with regular Cat5E Ethernet cables, without the need to upgrade to Cat6 wiring, thereby reducing wiring costs and hassle. Each switch also has two SFP+ fiber ports with 1-Gigabit or 10-Gigabit connectivity that’s ideal for providing a high-speed uplink to your core network. Both the XS512EM and the XS724EM Switches go beyond basic network connectivity by adding REVS (Reliability, Enhanced Control, Visibility and Security) values to any SMB network: Reliability — Link Aggregation and Loop Prevention assure that the SMB networks are up and running to minimise possible downtimes. Enhanced Control — Improves your network performance with VLAN, QoS and Multicast Support. Visibility — Identifies any possible cable issues or abnormal traffic behavior with cable health test and port statistics. Security — Protects SMB networks for possible threats through Auto DoS and Storm Control. Both the new XS724EM and the XS512EM Switches can operate either in silent mode or with a quiet fan. This whisper-quiet feature, combined with the smaller form factor of the 12-port XS512EM and its flexible, rackmount and desktop mounting options, makes the XS512EM especially ideal for smaller spaces. Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR, said, “New devices on your network today each operate at their own speed for optimum performance. With NETGEAR, your newest devices are able to reach their top performance because our new 5-Speed Switches automatically sense and adjust to the appropriate speed on a per port basis, over existing cabling. They make it easy on your IT budget, too.” The new Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switches deliver the full set of powerful features of other NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches — including network monitoring, traffic prioritisation, and network segmentation — to small businesses who want more visibility and control on top of plug-and-play connectivity. Easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI makes advanced setup simple. Features include: QoS, VLAN and network monitoring Auto "denial-of-service" (DoS) prevention Cable test, loop prevention and broadcast storm controls IGMP snooping v1, v2 and v3 support for multicast optimisation Rate limiting and priority queuing for better bandwidth allocation Port mirroring for network monitoring Link Aggregation (static, LACP) to add redundancy and increase speed in your connections Energy efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for maximum power savings Availability NETGEAR XS512EM 12-Port and XS724EM 24-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switches will be available through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings. Australian and New Zealand local pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. The 5-Speed Multi-Gigabit Switching Product Family In addition to the XS512EM and XS5724EM Switches, there are already several other switches in the uniquely comprehensive NETGEAR portfolio of Multi-Gigabit/5-Speed Switches. Customers can find a solution to fit every need and price point in both copper and fiber options, and desktop and rackmount editions of Unmanaged, Smart Managed Plus, Smart Managed Pro, and Fully Managed Switches. XS505M 5-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port XS508M 8-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port GS110MX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks (GS110MX) GS110EMX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks MS510TX 8-Port Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports MS510TXPP 8-Port PoE+ Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports M4200 Fully Managed Intelligent Edge Series Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch with PoE+ and 2 SFP+ Ports All NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches are supported by the industry-leading ProSAFE® Lifetime Hardware Warranty including Lifetime Next Business Day shipping for part replacement and Lifetime Technical Support options. NETGEAR INSIGHT – APP AND NEW WEB PORTAL – EXPAND REMOTE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES OF YOUR NETWORK A CES Innovation Award honoree, NETGEAR Insight management solution delivers unified remote monitoring and management for NETGEAR switches, wireless access points and ReadyNAS storage LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is expanding its emerging family of Insight managed Smart Cloud Switches with two new 28-port models offering greater capacity for growing businesses. Currently available as a mobile app, the remote setup, monitoring and management features of the Insight™ management solution will also become available in mid-February through the new NETGEAR Insight Cloud web portal, providing the benefit of a larger display screen for a single-pane view of all devices and locations. As an honoree in the 2018 CES Innovation Awards competition for excellence in design and engineering, the NETGEAR Insight management solution is a progressive way to instantly discover, configure, and continuously monitor and manage your network. Designed for easy remote management of NETGEAR Smart Cloud Wireless Access Points, Smart Cloud switches and ReadyNAS Network Storage, Insight will now also provide support for the Orbi™ Pro Tri-band WiFi System for small businesses as of the update in mid-February. “NETGEAR Insight Managed devices have the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of any remote/cloud manageable networking devices in the industry,” Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR, affirmed. “Businesses benefit from plug-and-play setup and management without the cost of an additional network management device or contracted IT service. There is no complex software, or on-premise cloud server to purchase and maintain and there are no exorbitant long-term licensing fees.” Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches for Versatility and Lowest TCO The two new 28-Port Smart Cloud Switches join four additional NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches launched in late 2017, the industry’s first fully-integrated, cloud-manageable network switches for SMB. All Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches support a full suite of advanced switching features and are ready to grow with your business to meet the needs of a fully converged network. Some of the advanced switching features include: VLANs (including Auto-VoIP & Auto-Video) and LLDP support Port trunking / Link aggregation and IGMP snooping QoS and priority queuing, port-based rate limiting, STP/RSTP and loop prevention ACLs, storm control and port mirroring Advanced per-port PoE controls, scheduling, and timers (PoE models) IPv6 management and support for future-proofing your network IPv4 and IPv6 static routing for optimising your network outgoing traffic (28-port models only) The Insight Managed switches are easy to set up, as you need only to plug the switch into your network and the Internet and discover with the Insight app. You can then set up policies across switches without configuring each separately. Through Insight, you see what’s connected on each switch port, port speeds, and can remotely manage PoE power including enabling and disabling PD devices from anywhere, anytime. Two Interface Options for NETGEAR Insight The new NETGEAR Insight solution provides a unified, single-pane-of-glass view of your NETGEAR Insight network devices with easy access to both product information and support. It is the answer to the once tedious setup and configuration of devices either in individual device GUI silos or via overwhelming device management tools created for complex enterprise networks. Insight changes the paradigm with its simple multi-device configuration and cloud-based remote access to empower small businesses to manage devices from anywhere. NETGEAR Insight is available as either a mobile app for iOS and Android devices or as a Cloud web portal accessible from any internet-connected web browser. Key features covered in the Basic subscription plan include: 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 devices and all Insight Managed devices One-tap device registration to simplify and streamline access to NETGEAR support options Easy-to-use network configuration across devices using your mobile device 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 Easy click-through to NETGEAR support for your registered devices The Premium subscription plan also includes Insight Cloud web portal access, Smart WiFi management, WiFi fast roaming, PoE scheduling and timers, and many more useful features. All NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches include a 5-year Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day replacement, and free technical support. Pricing and Availability The NETGEAR Insight management solution is available in two subscription plans covering all Insight Managed switches, access points, NAS and Orbi Pro. Insight Basic is available for the Insight app only, which can be downloaded from the Apple® App Store℠ and Google Play™. Insight Basic is free for up to two devices, after which it’s available for a yearly subscription per device Insight Premium covers the Insight app as well as the Insight Cloud web portal which is accessible from any web browser connected to the internet. It also gives access to Insight advanced features such as Smart WiFi roaming, PoE scheduling, and more. Insight Premium has a monthly per-device subscription or a yearly per-device subscription The new Insight Cloud web portal is ideal for configuring larger port-count switches, such as these two new 28-port Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches. The NETGEAR Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Cloud Switch (GC728X) and PoE+ edition (GC728XP) will begin shipping later this quarter through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings. Pricing and availability for the below models in Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date. Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Cloud Switch with 2 SFP and 2 SFP+ Fiber Ports (GC728X) Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Cloud Switch with 2 SFP and 2 SFP+ Fiber Ports (GC728XP) 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, NETGEAR Insight and ProSupport 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. 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. Source: NETGEAR-G Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR debuts new Arlo Baby monitor features, cyber security features at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:15:48Z netgear-debuts-new-arlo-baby-monitor-features-cyber-security-features-at-ces-2018-1 “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. Source: NETGEAR-G Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au Avaya Successfully Completes Financial Restructuring and Emerges from Chapter 11 2017-12-18T22:58:47Z avaya-successfully-completes-financial-restructuring-and-emerges-from-chapter-11 Santa Clara, Calif. — December 15, 2017 — Avaya Holdings Corp. (“Avaya” or the “Company”) announced that it has successfully completed its debt restructuring and emerged from chapter 11. “This is the beginning of an important new chapter for Avaya,” said Jim Chirico, Avaya’s president and CEO. “In less than a year since the commencement of our chapter 11 restructuring, Avaya has emerged as a publicly traded company with a significantly strengthened balance sheet. Overall, we reduced our prior debt load by approximately $3 billion, and we exit today with more than $300 million in cash on our balance sheet. The reduction of our debt and certain other long-term obligations will also improve annual cash flow by approximately $300 million compared to fiscal 2016.” “We have the flexibility we need to invest in the large and growing contact center and unified communications markets as we complete our transformation to a software, services and cloud solutions provider,” Chirico added. “With a new Board and leadership team firmly in place, Avaya is now well-positioned to execute on its growth plan and deliver the returns and value expected by our stakeholders.” Avaya is taking the steps necessary to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The company expects to have approximately 110 million shares outstanding upon emergence. Centerview Partners LLC and Zolfo Cooper LLC are Avaya’s financial and restructuring advisors and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the company’s restructuring counsel. About Avaya Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. P&N Bank Invests in Integrated Data-Driven Services with Dell Boomi 2017-12-11T23:24:20Z p-n-bank-invests-in-integrated-data-driven-services-with-dell-boomi Sydney, Australia – December 12, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that Perth-based P&N Bank is using Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to enable the reliable, secure and synchronised exchange of customer data across the organisation to boost its customer-facing operations. P&N is Western Australia’s largest member-owned bank. It delivers personal and business banking, insurance, and financial planning services to over 90,000 clients. With high volumes of private client, employee and partner information generated by and stored within its internal systems, P&N Bank went to market seeking a versatile integration solution to manage its environment while keeping that data safe. In conjunction with customer relationship management (CRM) consultant and Boomi partner, CRM Online, P&N Bank selected the Boomi platform to connect its various business-critical and bespoke applications, such as loan origination, CRM and lead management, while maintaining the integrity and security of that data. Importantly, Boomi provides P&N Bank with the unique capability to connect on-premise data with cloud-based environments. This aligns with the organisation’s strict security requirements while allowing it to capitalise on the benefits of flexible data synchronisation. “We have a set of business requirements that rely on the exchange of data between several systems, and so we needed an integration solution to make the management of those apps more straightforward,” said Erik Fenna, CIO at P&N Bank. “Boomi’s connectors, simple workflow and style sheet-driven transformation of files gives us the ability to maintain an up-to-date data environment within the confines of our strict security protocols. By introducing the solution, we have a way of keeping data accurate and delivering it to employees managing our client accounts. Since we have confidence our client data is accurate and protected, we can focus on driving value for those clients.” The Boomi platform is being used to underpin P&N Bank’s Work Management System through which tasks are queued and assigned on the basis of priority. This has eliminated a series of manual processes, while also giving employees full visibility into the information required to perform their particular roles; any additions and changes made are automatically replicated across the organisation to further boost the customer experience delivered by the bank. Boomi has also transformed P&N Bank’s Broker Network which is used by around 1,000 partners. It has enabled the bank to modernise its single data feed into a multi-data feed while maintaining the same formats and protocols, with a gateway protecting private information shared between the parties. Furthermore, the Boomi platform has created a more reliable link between P&N Bank’s data warehouse and its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system so that data is updated, configured and maintained inside a consistent interface. Due to the low-code design of Boomi, these transactions can be performed in-house through an easy-to-use interface rather than requiring the bank to hire additional resources. “Customer Experience is an increasingly important competitive differentiator between financial services organisations,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “Using the Boomi platform, P&N Bank is able to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of data across its client applications so that employees are appropriately-resourced to manage client enquiries. In doing so, the bank has created a connected business that optimises a customer experience across its services portfolio.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,500 organisations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Flybuys jumps to number one app across Australia 2017-12-11T02:19:30Z flybuys-jumps-to-number-one-app-across-australia App analytics company App Annie has reported an interesting phenomenon in late November, when national rewards carrier Flybuys app jumped to the top of the list as the top-ranking app in Australia. Initially released in 2010, Flybuys pulled their app from the store for a major revamp, and re-released it on 22-23 November 2017. Notable features in the recent update include: Simple Flybuys sign up process Complete User Experience/ User Interface update Dashboard showing your points Ability to ‘activate your offers’ Scan your card to collect rewards in store Easy point redemption in store via code from app Synthesise all email and paper coupons in the app “Apps in general not only bridge the in-store and mobile shopping experience, but they also provide a means to organise across multiple channels, becoming a central hub for consumers’ shopping needs,” said Jaede Tan, Regional Director for APAC at App Annie. Five days after its revamp, Flybuys hit number one for both Shopping apps and Overall apps on iPhone in Australia on November 28, and has retained that spot to date. On November 29th, Flybuys hit number one for Google Play downloads of both Shopping apps and Overall apps in Australia. “A mobile app is the perfect companion for in-store and digital shopping, especially for a rewards program across multiple partners. The newly updated Flybuys mobile app dramatically decreases friction for the consumer to participate and be rewarded by the Flybuys program. Flybuys has strong adoption across Australia and modernising its mobile app is likely to not only increase its customer base but cultivate a new level of stickiness with the Flybuys program,” according to Tan. On November 29th, the Flybuys app saw five times more daily downloads than the average of the seven days prior. About App Annie App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 800,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as Sequoia Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, IDG Capital Partners, e.ventures, Greenspring Associates, and Greycroft Partners. Okta for Startups: Free Identity Tools for Entrepreneurs 2017-12-06T22:35:54Z okta-for-startups-free-identity-tools-for-entrepreneurs Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the launch of Okta for Startups, a program offering the Okta Identity Cloud to entrepreneurs and small businesses for free for one year. “Founding a company is hard. And it’s even harder when you have to build a business model for something that hasn’t been done before, or that you’re trying to differently – all while getting your core systems up and running.” said Frederic Kerrest, Okta COO and co-founder. “With Okta for Startups, we’ll enable new and growing companies to focus on what’s most important when you’re getting started – your core business and customers – by making it easy (and free) to build a foundation of identity and access management into your app or company infrastructure.” Today, thousands of organisations use the Okta Identity Cloud as the connective tissue that secures both their employee and partner ecosystem, as well as their customer-facing offerings. Within an organisation, the Okta Identity Cloud makes it easy to manage and secure the rapidly growing network of people, applications and devices connected to a business. For developers and business leaders building new or improving existing customer experiences, Okta also makes it easy to add the same level of security and user management into any web or mobile application through its API offerings. Now with Okta for Startups, young and developing organisations will be able to use both Okta’s employee- and customer-facing identity tools for up to 25 employees, contractors and partners through the Okta Identity Cloud for free. In addition, organisations will also have the option to use Okta’s APIs as the identity and authentication layer of their customer apps for up to 25,000 monthly active users. “Our mission at Agile Stacks is to make it easier for organisations to quickly implement a full stack DevOps automation for cloud environments. We’ve been growing quickly since we started a little over a year ago, and as we continue to expand, we sought innovative partners to help us build a scalable, secure infrastructure of our own,” said Igor Mameshin, CTO at Agile Stacks. “Programs like Okta for Startups are critical for young companies like us as they provide founders with the best tools available on the market for free or at a low cost – allowing us to use Okta to power our authentication layer and user store as a foundational piece of our application so we can focus our precious resources on innovation, business strategy and differentiation.” “We’re focused on changing the way people work at People.ai – taking the manual work off of sales and creating sales and marketing alignment based on real data and intelligence,” said Oleg Rogynskyy, CEO at People.ai. “As a growing company ourselves, we looked for innovative partners to help us take care of the behind-the-scenes work of our own infrastructure and security so we can focus on growing our business. Y Combinator, which we graduated from in 2016, taught us to spend our cycles on the things that will help us to go from vision to reality – and being able to partner with world class solutions like Okta allow us to do just that.” For more information about Okta for Startups, email OktaforStartups@okta.com. About Okta Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks, and Adobe trust Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work. Dell Boomi’s Fall Release Helps Enterprises Unlock the Power of The Connected Business 2017-12-05T23:07:02Z dell-boomis-fall-release-helps-enterprises-unlock-the-power-of-the-connected-business ROUND ROCK, Texas – December 5, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Fall 2017 release of Boomi’s flagship cloud integration technology. The release adds new integration accelerators, and features to fortify data insights, security and compliance. Boomi exists to help enterprises connect everything and engage everywhere across any channel, device or platform. Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) equips enterprises to improve productivity, accountability and collaboration internally and with customers and partners to help build The Connected Business and drive digital transformation efforts. “The increased functionality of the Dell Boomi platform in delivering sophisticated, user-centric services is resulting in a superior consumer experience, and has the advantage of improving our overall IT operations, and our ability to identify and address student demands with greater ease than ever before,” said Kerrie Campbell, Chief Information Officer, Flinders University. “These new developments will further help ensure Flinders continues to meet customer expectations in the increasingly-competitive higher education space.” Drag-and-drop integration innovation Customers use Boomi iPaaS for agile integration that’s far faster and easier than custom-coding or traditional on-premise middleware. With this release, Boomi helps customers accelerate implementations by providing an enhanced drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, with the latest pre-built tools and reusable components. Boomi connectors unlock the power of the cloud and cloud-based commerce with new and enhanced Boomi connectors for Box, AWS (S3, SQS and SNS), Salesforce Events, Shopify, and Zuora. Store, access, and share data across applications with Boomi’s Box connector. Cloud commerce is taken to the next level with Boomi’s Shopify connector to support e-commerce initiatives by simplifying the ability to build integrations from Shopify to other applications. Subscription billing with Boomi’s Zuora connector enables organisations to connect to Zuora’s Z-Commerce Platform to access Z-Billing and Z-Payments data as well as other cloud applications, such as Salesforce, and NetSuite. Execute event-driven processes in near real time with Boomi’s Salesforce Events connector to connect the new Salesforce Platform Events to other applications. In an Internet of Things example, a manufacturer can connect Salesforce Platform Events to smart printers to monitor the status of ink cartridges. When a cartridge is low, Platform Events can automate reordering from a supplier. Trusted data insights and compliance With applications and data connected by Boomi’s unified platform, Boomi customers synchronise and enrich data through a data hub for confident decision making. Boomi’s latest release helps customers create trusted data insights and compliance at enterprise scale. New and enhanced capabilities include: The ability for data stewards to resolve quarantined issues and increase master data accuracy by allowing business users to edit relationship between different datasets and how they relate to each other. The new Golden Record Query API creates a direct pipeline between an organisation’s master data and their analytics solutions. Businesses can now maintain clean master data on top of their transactional data to generate business value and gain a 360-degree view of their master entity. Enhanced reference data management capabilities that allow business users to see relationships within different data sets very simply, visually, and with real-time synchronisation. Creating end-to-end workflows With this release, Boomi continues to tightly incorporate Boomi Flow into the Boomi platform. Organisations can now utilise the technology to create and manage workflow processes from simple to sophisticated and run a more efficient business from the unified Boomi interface. For example, with new hire onboarding, various steps include sending the offer letter to the candidate, submitting the approved offer to HR and provisioning a new hire account within IT – all of these are included in a single flow across multiple stakeholder swim lanes and are accessible from any device. Supporting Quotes “Boomi’s cloud-native, unified platform allows you to scale and move to the cloud, however we understand that supporting the realities of today’s enterprise means it's a journey to best-of-breed cloud,” said Boomi Chief Product Officer, Steve Wood. “With Boomi, our customers always have access to the industry’s most advanced integration capabilities to help them digitally transform their organisation and move toward being a successful Connected Business.” “At Quanta we have hundreds of IT systems, thousands of integrations, and we frequently acquire new companies. A lack of a standardised integration approach led to challenges with timely accessing quality data across our companies,” said Kurt Witt, manager of Data Management Services, Quanta Services. “In response, we created our integration center of excellence to define and deliver integration services that add structure to enterprise data and build a support framework for enterprise integration. The benefits of using Boomi for real-time information access, to streamline business processes and create integrity across multiple systems help us deliver an agile, connected business.” “Subscription-based businesses have benefited from stable and predictable revenue projections, data-driven insights from customers, and large economies of scale,” said Mike Aaron, Vice President of Product at Zuora. “Boomi’s ability to connect Zuora with cloud and on premise finance and CRM applications allows more organisations to benefit at an even larger scale. Extending Zuora means organisations can better manage subscriptions and automate processes like product invoicing.” To learn more about how these new Boomi features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,500 organizations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. News: Kata Containers Project Launches to Build Secure Container infrastructure 2017-12-05T13:01:00Z news-kata-containers-project-launches-to-build-secure-container-infrastructure AUSTIN, Texas—December 5, 2017—The OpenStack Foundation today announces a new open source project, Kata Containers™, which aims to unite the security advantages of virtual machines (VMs) with the speed and manageability of container technologies. The project is designed to be hardware agnostic and compatible with the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification, as well as the container runtime interface (CRI) for Kubernetes. Kata Containers offers the ability to run container management tools directly on bare metal without sacrificing workload isolation. When compared to running containers on virtualized infrastructure (which is the standard practice today), benefits include increased performance, faster boot time and cost efficiencies. Intel is contributing Intel Clear Containers technology, and Hyper is contributing runV technology to initiate the project. In addition to contributions from Intel and Hyper, the following companies are supporting the project at launch: 99cloud, AWcloud, Canonical, China Mobile, City Network, CoreOS, Dell/EMC, EasyStack, Fiberhome, Google, Huawei, JD.com, Mirantis, NetApp, Red Hat, SUSE, Tencent, Ucloud, UnitedStack and ZTE. JD.com, China’s largest eCommerce platform by revenue, currently offers a container service powered by runV, the technology from Hyper.sh that will form the basis for Kata Containers. The service exposes an easy-to-use, Docker-like workflow, so developers who know Docker are able to jump in and deploy apps immediately. “With virtualized containers, the basis for Kata Containers technology, we are able to provide a container service for our customers to deploy applications in a simple, fast, secure and cost-effective manner,” said Lijing Guo, general manager of JD Cloud Product Management at JD.com. “Development speed is 3x to traditional IaaS, but with 50 percent cost reduction. We look forward to seeing a community form around this technology to drive it forward.” The Kata Containers project will initially comprise six components, including the Agent, Runtime, Proxy, Shim, Kernel and packaging of QEMU 2.9. It is designed to be architecture agnostic, run on multiple hypervisors and be compatible with the OCI specification for Docker containers and CRI for Kubernetes. By combining two of the most well-integrated virtualized container open source code bases and moving the project to open governance, the Kata Containers community will focus on attracting contributors, supporting diverse hardware architectures and driving technology adoption. Contributors can expect to work upstream across multiple infrastructure and container orchestration communities, including Kubernetes, Docker, OCI, CRI, CNI, QEMU, KVM, HyperV and OpenStack. Called Kata Containers, the new project suggests the Greek word, Καταπίστευμα (“ka-ta-PI-stev-ma”) that translates as “trust something to someone.” The word Kata in Japanese also means a detailed choreographed pattern of movements performed by individuals. Kata Containers at the OpenStack Foundation Kata Containers is a container infrastructure project managed by OpenStack Foundation, the home of open infrastructure. While OpenStack users may benefit from the new technology, Kata Containers is an independent project with its own technical governance and contributor base. The Kata Containers community expects to collaborate and target all popular infrastructure providers and container orchestration frameworks in addition to OpenStack-powered clouds. The OpenStack Foundation provides access to a diverse, global community of 82,000+ members across 187 countries, with the ability to leverage shared administrative and scalable resources, including community management, event management, and dev/test infrastructure. About Kata Containers Kata Containers is a new open source project that delivers the speed and performance of Linux containers with the workload isolation of virtual machines. It is designed to be architecture agnostic and compatible with OCI images, as well as the container runtime interface (CRI) for Kubernetes. Kata Containers is hosted on Github under the Apache 2 license and managed by the OpenStack Foundation. Get involved at www.katacontainers.io. Supporting Quotes “Containerization is an inevitable trend and we are very excited to see the OpenStack Foundation is making great efforts to launch the Kata Containers project. 99Cloud has been working in Kolla and OpenStack containerization for a long time, along with that we deployed the first Kolla production case and cloud OS based on Ocata & Pike release accordingly. In the future, we will leverage our experience and resources to contribute into this new project.” —Kai Li, co-founder and vice president, 99Cloud Inc. “Kata Containers technology has the potential to help enterprise customers build a more secure container infrastructure while bringing new energy and inspiration into the infrastructure software development community. As an open source software startup, AWcloud will support the Kata Containers project to help our enterprise customers build more secure container infrastructure.” —Hua Li, CTO, AWcloud “The Kata Containers Project is an exciting addition to the OpenStack Foundation family of projects. Lighter, faster, more secure VMs technology fits perfectly into the OpenStack Foundation family and aligns well with Canonical’s data center efficiency initiatives. Like Clear Containers and Hyper.sh previously, Kata Container users will find their hypervisor and guests well supported on Ubuntu.” —Dustin Kirkland, vice president, Product, Canonical “It's China Mobile’s honor to join the Kata Containers project and project launch. It’s very well aligned with China Mobile’s Cloud Computing product. Kata Containers is a good complement for OpenStack. China Mobile has built IaaS product software stack based on OpenStack, and has a strong R&D team now, and we want to make a bigger investment in containers in the future. We think Kata Containers is a good choice for us.” —Junwei Liu, assistant general manager of Cloud Computing Department, Suzhou R&D Center, China Mobile “Cloud infrastructure is rapidly evolving, and City Network is committed to offering the most innovative services to our financial services customers while also meeting industry regulations and business constraints. Technologies like virtualized containers that can offer workload isolation are compelling, and we support the Kata Containers community as we push the envelope with new innovative services for regulatory sensitive industries.” —Johan Christenson, CEO, City Network “CoreOS has long seen the power of combining containers and virtualization for a fast and secure deployment option for anything from highly secured workloads to untrusted workloads. With the rapid adoption of Kubernetes to assist with orchestration, the new Kata Containers Project is well-timed to showcase the combination of virtualization and containers to more users, and eventually as the technology matures, the enterprise.” —Reza Shafii, vice president of product, CoreOS “OpenStack and Kubernetes are core cloud technologies. However, there are gaps to be filled, including security, isolation and support for optimized, lightweight images in runtime. Ease of integration between OpenStack and Kubernetes for multi-tenant support and access to the same set of network and storage resources is another gap. Kata Containers was born to fill these gaps. With memberships in the OpenStack Foundation, CNCF and OCI, EasyStack pledges to provide technical expertise and resources to support the Kata Containers project and provide these technologies in our customer environment.” —Guohui Liu, co-founder and CTO of EasyStack “Secure pods are an important direction for Kubernetes that allow multiple security boundaries within one node. With this approach already running on GCP, Kata Containers are an exciting addition as they enable secure pods, which provide lightweight security isolation and safe multi-tenancy.” —Eric Brewer, vice president, infrastructure, Google Cloud “The Kata Containers brings a new level of value and functionality to running containers in production environments, and we’re pleased to contribute. Secure container management technology that’s light, fast and agile can answer many of the challenges faced by both large telecom operators and enterprise users.” —Xiaoli Jiang, general manager, Cloud Open Source Development Team, Huawei “Hyper is proud and excited to contribute runV, our virtualized container runtime technology, as the foundation of the new Kata Containers project. Hyper’s vision from the start has always been to combine the best of virtualization and containerization, in delivering the security of VMs with the speed of containers. We see Kata Containers, as a potential basis for new on-demand container-native services spanning public/private cloud, serverless, and edge computing use cases and look forward to working with the community.” - James Kulina, COO, Hyper “Intel is proud to be a part of a project that expands on the vision of security and efficiency established with Clear Containers. Kata Containers combines the security and isolation advantages of existing virtual machines (VMs) with the deployment speed of containers. The project’s runtime and tools look to standardize this approach and help make it easier to realize these benefits across stacks and platforms.” —Imad Sousou, vice president and general manager, Open Source Technology Center, Intel “The OpenStack Foundation knows how to build and grow communities for open infrastructure, and I'm excited to see the organization growing to support the new Kata project, enabling secure container infrastructure.” —Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO, Mirantis “NetApp is among the earliest and most active contributors to OpenStack and a variety of container projects, including Kubernetes and Docker. As customers rely increasingly on their data as a vital asset, these initiatives address the need for persistent storage and reliable security. We’re committed to advancing common standards that make container solutions more secure and even easier to deploy and use. The Kata Containers approach is particularly impressive in how it takes on the formidable challenge of secure tenant isolation along container boundaries in multi-tenant CaaS environments.” —Mark Bregman, senior vice president and CTO, NetApp “It is great to see open source communities combine efforts and work together as with Kata Containers, and aligning with standards like OCI and key container projects like Kubernetes are important starting points for Kata. Container technologies are having a significant impact on the industry and adding hardware isolation as an option when using containers has the potential to bring a new class of workloads to container platforms including Red Hat OpenShift, furthering that industry impact.” —Chris Wright, vice president and CTO, Red Hat “SUSE is committed to delivering the benefits of secure enterprise-grade technology to its customers. Kata will be an important piece of the puzzle, unlocking the full potential of enterprise cloud models through greater security and innovative multi-tenant possibilities.” —Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO, SUSE “Containers technology offers huge potential benefits to operators of cloud infrastructure at scale, but practical considerations of security and performance result in compromises. As scale operators of infrastructure powered by OpenStack and other technologies, we’re excited to support the Kata Containers project, as it offers a novel approach to solving the challenges of containers at scale.” —Carlos Luo, cloud general manager of government affairs, Tencent “Kata Containers naturally inherits the technical advantages of both VMs and containers, solving several pain points which bother us a lot. Kata Container is an exciting technology and UCloud developers contributed code and ideas to the upstream community of what has become the Kata Containers project. UCloud has also deployed the technology in production environments, for example, on CaaS, Cloud DB (UDB) and SDN products. UCloud will continue developing and deploying the technology to provide better products to cloud users.” —Mojiong Qiu, director, UCloud Connect With the Kata Containers Community Freenode IRC: #kata-dev Slack: KataContainers Website: katacontainers.io Twitter: @KataContainers Facebook: KataContainers Meet the Kata Containers Team at KubeCon This Week Dec 6-8: Kata Containers booth #S57 in the Sponsor Showcase Dec 6: Kata Containers featured in Intel’s keynote presentation, 9:50-9:55am, Exhibit Hall 3 Dec 6: Kata Containers breakout session, 2:00-2:35pm in Ballroom B Dec 8: Community on-boarding Meetup over lunch, 12:30-2:30pm, at Native Bar & Kitchen (5-minute walk from the Austin Convention Center) For those not at KubeCon, the community will host Kata Containers Community On-boarding Webinars. The first is on December 18 at 5:00pm PST. Register at: https://zoom.us/j/546473686. The second is on December 19 at 8:30am PST. Register at https://zoom.us/j/169673807. NETGEAR DEBUTS DIY WIFI FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WITH ORBI PRO WIFI SYSTEM 2017-11-30T06:22:51Z netgear-debuts-diy-wifi-for-small-businesses-with-orbi-pro-wifi-system-1 SYDNEY, Australia, 2017 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power small and medium-sized business (SMBs), is introducing the Orbi Pro WiFi System to provide growing businesses with secure, reliable, and blazing fast WiFi. The Orbi™ Pro Tri-band WiFi System for Small Businesses by NETGEAR (SRK60) with patented Fastlane3 technology joins the award-winning Orbi Tri-Band Home WiFi System product family as the industry’s first purpose-built WiFi solution specifically designed for small business owners to install themselves. Orbi Pro is the perfect WiFi solution for commercial locations such as professional offices, restaurants, retail, or bed and breakfast inns, which would benefit from easy to set up WiFi. With Orbi Pro, there is no wiring, professional installation, or added IT costs. “Many small business would find value in having WiFi for their guests, employees and business systems, but the cost and complexity of setting up and managing such a network is beyond their means,” explained Nader Attar, senior product line manager for SMB WiFi and Security at NETGEAR. “The Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System guided install allows anyone to set up separate WiFi for guests, employees and business traffic. The product is designed to complement office décor and sit unobtrusively anywhere or be mounted out-of-the-way.” NETGEAR’s patented FastLane3 Technology is made up of three critical components: (1) Tri-band WiFi, (2) a dedicated WiFi link from the extender to your router, and (3) optimised antenna design. The Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System includes an AC3000 router and matching satellite engineered to cover a site of 460 square meters, and up to 920 with two add-on satellites. With setup and management features that make it easy to add Orbi Pro satellites to cover larger areas, Orbi Pro delivers enterprise-class WiFi and advanced router features with the network performance and reliability a growing business demands. Admin, Employee and Guest Networks Orbi Pro comes with three pre-defined WiFi networks for traffic separation: an administrative network for business connectivity, an employee network for internet access, and a guest network for visitors to enjoy the internet. Admin Network: Designed to provide access to critical infrastructure such as private servers, VoIP systems, or computers that contain sensitive data like patient files, Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, printers, etc. It enables access to the Gigabit Ethernet ports on Orbi for connecting wired devices. Employee Network: Designed for employee BYODs (Bring Your Own Device) which need access to the internet, but do not need access to the systems on the Admin Network or the Gigabit Ethernet Ports. It has an SSID that is different than the admin network, and its password can be easily changed as employees leave. Guest Access Network: Completely isolated from the other two networks, it is designed to be used by customers, patients, clients and other visitors. Their devices get access to the internet through a captive portal for only a limited amount of time as easily set by the network administrator. Orbi Pro delivers the seamless WiFi performance to keep your company, employees, and customers online, for up to 40 simultaneous connections. Key Features and Benefits of Orbi Pro Easy setup without wires: Deliver business-class WiFi everywhere without requiring additional, complicated wiring or installation costs Tri-band high-speed WiFi: Delivers both reliable WiFi coverage and maximum internet speeds even as more devices connect through the fast, dedicated wireless connection between the Orbi Pro Router and Satellite Blazing-fast 802.11ac WiFi: Supports speeds up to 3Gbps (AC3000*) Multiple SSIDs: Defines 3 dedicated and completely isolated WiFi networks for your business, employees, and customers Grows with your Business: Easily extends WiFi network coverage up to 920 square meters with additional Orbi Satellite(s) Seven Gigabit Ethernet ports (3 on the router and 4 on the satellite): Support wired connections for devices to the Admin Network Advanced security options: Supports WPA/WPA2-PSK Flexible placement: Sits on a desktop or can be easily mounted to the ceiling or wall with included mounting solutions Easy management: Creates secure, personalised, business-grade WiFi in minutes through the Orbi app or any web browser Pricing and Availability Orbi Pro AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System (SRK60) for Small Businesses is available now through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites at an RRP of $849 (AUD) Visit NETGEAR for more information on Orbi Pro for Businesses and the Orbi Tri-Band Home WiFi System product family. NETGEAR offers a broad array of other innovative wireless networking solutions designed for small and growing businesses. 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 28,000 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, and Orbi 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. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC3000 equals 400Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 867Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support. 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. Source: NETGEAR-G For more information contact: Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR Netgear@decpr.com.au | +61 2 8014 5033 News: Online Gaming Company William Hill Australia Puts PagerDuty at the Centre of Its 2018 Digital Transformation and Cloud Migration Strategy 2017-11-27T22:00:00Z news-online-gaming-company-william-hill-australia-puts-pagerduty-at-the-centre-of-its-2018-digital-transformation-and-cloud-migration-strategy Sydney, Australia, November 28, 2017 - William Hill Australia, one of the largest betting and gaming companies, has selected PagerDuty, the leader in digital operations management, as the foundation for its 2018 digital and cloud migration strategy. Leveraging the PagerDuty® Digital Operations Management Platform, William Hill Australia aims to deliver 100 percent availability of its online betting services, ensuring customers have an exceptional experience by preventing downtime. Since adopting PagerDuty, William Hill Australia has been able to reduce incident response times from up to 15 minutes down to a matter of seconds. “For most organisations, 99.9% availability is adequate, but not for us, we want 100% uptime and that’s why we’ve put PagerDuty at the heart of our digital transformation and cloud migration strategy,” said Alan Alderson, Head of Infrastructure and Operations, at William Hill Australia. “Incidents happen, every business knows that, but with PagerDuty as an integral partner in our digital and cloud journey, we have the right technology to pre-empt and manage how you respond to them. We want to instill exceptional operational efficiency throughout our teams to actively manage business and consumer expectations so we have standardized on the PagerDuty Digital Operations Management Platform.” According to the inaugural PagerDuty State of Digital Operations Report in Australia, three-quarters of Australian consumers surveyed said they will leave a digital application or service within one minute or less if it is unresponsive or slow. On the other hand, nearly all of the IT personnel in development and operations surveyed said their organisations take more than five minutes to resolve IT incidents that impact consumer-facing digital services. This gap in time to resolution can mean significant revenue loss for digital businesses like William Hill Australia. “William Hill’s decision to invest in PagerDuty represents a clear signal that the company intends to leverage the most cutting-edge platform that manages and enables ideal customer experiences across its digital channels,” said David Wall, Managing Director of Asia Pacific, PagerDuty. “By providing full stack visibility, machine learning and actionable insights, PagerDuty helps organisations like William Hill proactively mobilise people and resolve issues across IT, DevOps, Security and Support teams. We are pleased to support William Hill in their digital transformation journey.” William Hill Australia selected PagerDuty after a competitive evaluation and proof of concept through local Australian IT Service provider JDS to replace a combination of manual and legacy applications. PagerDuty offers over 200 integrations that span the technology stack, including key monitoring integrations like AppDynamics, to improve digital operations and IT efficiency. PagerDuty also supports a critically proactive digital operations strategy and is used for developing applications and IT operations, as well as incident post-mortems to detect and predict potential service vulnerabilities. “We see great opportunity for PagerDuty in Australia and are proud to commence a partnership so early on in the company’s growth journey here. It’s been a privilege to work with the team at William Hill, which has been both visionary and committed to extracting the most out of PagerDuty’s technological innovation, and from our localised experience,” said John Bearsley, Managing Director of JDS Australia. Today, PagerDuty’s digital operations management platform supports more than 10,000 organisations around the world, and William Hill is just the latest APJ customer looking to maximise growth and revenue opportunities by using PagerDuty at an organisational level. Increased demand for PagerDuty within the APJ region has continued to spike alongside a growing need for organisations to ensure 24x7 customer access to digital offerings. To better service the APJ region and meet this demand, PagerDuty recently opened an office in Sydney, Australia, and is continuing to build out an ecosystem of channel partners and IT Service Providers around the globe. To learn more about PagerDuty solutions, register for the Australian PagerDuty Virtual Summit on November 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. PST / November 29 at 9:00a.m AEDT. Registration can be found here. PagerDuty is also exhibiting at AWS re:Invent 2017 as a Gold sponsor where it will be showcasing its PagerDuty Digital Operations Management Platform utilizing AWS CloudWatch at booth #2628. Collaboration with industry and regulators key to enhancing RegTech innovation in Singapore and the region 2017-11-20T01:03:39Z collaboration-with-industry-and-regulators-key-to-enhancing-regtech-innovation-in-singapore-and-the-region 20th November 2017, Singapore. Industry delegates gathered at a high-level event in Singapore late last week, calling for financial institutions and regulators to work more collaboratively with start-ups to enhance RegTech innovation across the region. Hosted by Deloitte, Austrade and The RegTech Association, the event was held as part of Singapore’s inaugural FinTech Festival, and was attended by the Australian High Commissioner, the Hon. Bruce Gosper. At the event, industry influencers, government officials, tech start-ups and entrepreneurs came together to discuss strategies for driving cross-industry and cross-border collaboration, and opportunities to safeguard against financial crime with RegTech solutions. Julian Fenwick, Chair of The RegTech Association and Managing Director of GRC Solutions, a leading Australian RegTech, believes RegTech has a pivotal role to play in enhancing compliance practices and cross-industry collaboration. “Banks today are spending billions on paying fines. By investing in RegTech, banks can reach a stage of ‘compliance by design’, where compliance is embedded in internal processes. To foster a RegTech ecosystem in Singapore, Australia and the region, we need to drive an ongoing dialogue between technology companies, financial institutions and regulators,” he said. “MAS is doing a great job as a regulator and are setting themselves up as the model to follow. Australian regulators need to learn from this example and give banks a free pass to trial new technologies.” The Hon. Mr Gosper advocated for Australia and Singapore to work together to safeguard against potential threats and enhance RegTech innovation. “Australia and Singapore both have different but highly sophisticated regulatory systems, an appetite for innovation and an interest in the financial industry. There is a unique opportunity for us to work together to counter money laundering and terrorist financing – and that is where RegTech can come into play.” Another key spokesperson, Tim Phillipps, Partner, APAC Financial Crime Network Leader; SEA Forensic and Analytics Leader at Deloitte, said that the industry should aim to build a supportive environment to bring RegTech innovations to market faster and more efficiently. “One of the biggest challenges around financial crime is that it is constantly evolving. The pace of change has accelerated in recent years with the advancements in technology, opening up new avenues for criminal activity, RegTech solutions can help companies detect compliance issues faster, are less error prone and can ensure businesses stay ahead of criminals. For the sector to unlock its full potential, it’s important that various stakeholders collaborate with each other. We need an ecosystem that can innovate with intent, experiment with small pilots or proofs of concept to test and validate them, and build solutions that are fit for purpose.” The event also featured a panel with insights from Anthony Quinn, CEO, Artic Intelligence; Ian Chapman-Banks, CEO, SQREEM Technologies; Nick Armstrong, CEO & Co-founder, identitii; and Chionh Chye Kit, MD Cynopsis Solutions. ~ ENDS For media inquiries in Australia, contact Prue Roberts, Manning & Co. on +61 (02) 9555 5233 or at prue@manningandco.com.au. For media inquiries in Asia, contact Victor Tan, Manning & Co/Gemstar Technologies on +65 6532 1098 or at victor@manningandco.com.au. About GRC Solutions (www.grcsolutions.com.au): GRC Solutions is a RegTech company and leader in award-winning online compliance training, spanning legal compliance, risk management and ethics. Across the private, government and nonprofit sectors, GRC helps organisations to build resilient cultures amid complex legal and regulatory environments. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, GRC has a strong international presence in Asia, the US and New Zealand. CA Technologies announces FreshTracks.io, its latest software incubator project 2017-11-16T02:58:39Z ca-technologies-announces-freshtracks-io-its-latest-software-incubator-project SYDNEY – 16 November 2017 – CA WORLD ’17 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced the open registration for the FreshTracks.io beta program, one of the latest innovations stemming from the CA Accelerator program, bringing the total to 10 start-ups currently enrolled in the incubator. The CA Accelerator incubations function like lean startups within the company, where internal innovators receive support and funding to develop and test new product ideas in the marketplace. As CA’s engineers sought to monitor their evolving microservices with existing solutions, the idea for FreshTracks was born. For example, FreshTracks.io was founded to solve the real problems experienced in monitoring and scaling containerised applications. Leveraging CA’s expertise in the container space, the FreshTracks.io team started with a clean slate, enabling their teams to focus on the problem from the perspective of the customer experience, rather than existing legacy tools. Utilising open source technology as the foundation, the team layered in machine learning to build a self-learning monitoring system capable of real-time intelligent alerting. The result was a cost-effective, fast-to-market solution for teams serious about container operations, particularly teams using Prometheus together with Kubernetes. Current container monitoring tools do a good job collecting metrics about the state of applications, but they fall short when providing dynamic anomaly detection to allow engineers to act based on those metrics. FreshTracks.io uses machine learning to provide intelligent alerts enabling applications to be highly available. Actionable alerts ensure engineers spend more time where it matters. With a strong demand for container management technology as machine learning and automation make their way into businesses, this is the fourth container-focused project born out of the CA Accelerator. “The CA Accelerator culture values innovation and is changing the way we think about solving customer challenges. Through our own experiences, we realised the need for container monitoring and made our own solution to share with others who are facing similar challenges,” said Bob Cotton, co-founder of FreshTracks.io. “We are excited about the market opportunity in this emerging area for developers, and it was the flexibility and resources of the Accelerator program that made FreshTracks.io a reality.” The CA Accelerator Program Rather than relying on the traditional innovation model of making a few big investments on long-term development projects that often miss opportunities due to lock-in and/or flawed assumptions, the CA Accelerator nurtures many small projects that can rapidly work their way to success. The program’s Incubation Rotation helps mitigate risks for employees transferring into the CA Accelerator. During the 12-month rotation, the CA employee’s position is held within the company, allowing the employee to develop his or her business, while providing the freedom to pursue creative ideas to the fullest extent. Over 100 CA employees have joined the program to date. Born in 2016, the CA Accelerator helps drive and foster the company’s culture to be more agile and innovative. CA Jarvis, an internal analytics engine and the CA Accelerator’s most successful project to date, has been integrated into CA’s Agile Operations, API Management and Security lines of business. CA Jarvis is just one example of how the CA Accelerator program helps power CA’s existing software portfolio and drives the cultural shift across the company. “When we started the CA Accelerator program last year, it was not just to bring innovative ideas to life within the company,” said Otto Berkes, chief technology officer of CA Technologies. “We also wanted to ensure that the CA Accelerator could serve as a North Star guiding us through the accelerating cultural and technological shifts we are seeing within the industry. Seeing our incubation teams and our customers collaborating closely to solve tomorrow’s challenges is deeply gratifying.” Select projects such as FreshTracks.io, CA Jarvis, Waffle.io, Yipee.io and WhoZoo.io will be on display at this year’s CA World '17, November 13-17 in Las Vegas. For more information, please visit www.ca.com/accelerator. For more information on the FreshTracks.io beta program, please visit https://www.freshtracks.io/. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the Application Economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Press contact Belinda Truong H+K Strategies for CA Technologies +61 2 9286 1243 belinda.truong@hkstrategies.com