Netgear markets various network appliances for the business sector, such as managed switches and wired and wireless VPN firewalls. The firewalls compete in the SoHo and SMB market with Linksys, as well as with software distributions such as pfSense, m0n0wall, SmoothWall, and Untangle. The managed switches compete with HP ProCurve Networking and 3Com. Our reliable, high-performance business-class switches, wireless, security and software products are designed for a variety of environments, providing wired and wireless connectivity within remote and branch offices, telecommuters and the remote mobile workforce. Our complete line of award-winning, value-based networking products includes everything from switches at the core of the network to routers at the edge, enabling users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and media-rich applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices.
Netgear sells a line of premium NAS devices to small businesses and consumers under the product name ReadyNAS. With this storage hardware line, Netgear vies with competitors like Buffalo and HP to deliver NAS solutions to target market segments. Netgear entered the storage market in May 2007 when it acquired Infrant (originator of the ReadyNAS line).In March 2009, Netgear began to offer an integrated online backup solution called the ReadyNAS Vault. In November 2009, Netgear upgraded its iSCSI SAN target to LIO.
Stora - A newer addition to the NAS line is the Stora line of products. Aimed to be consumer friendly, easy to set up and configure, and complemented by a software suite for user-friendly backup and storage, Stora products bring file server functionality to the home user. DLNA-certified, Stora products will serve media to DLNA devices, such as Netgear's own EVA-2000 Digital Entertainer Live, or other DLNA-compliant products such as the Western Digital WD TV Live.