NETGEAR Secures ReadyNAS With Commtouch Antivirus

Commtouch Antivirus embedded in NETGEAR's ReadyNAS product line for SMBs and enterprises

May 07, 2013, 08:00 ET from Commtouch

MCLEAN, Virginia, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, today announced that NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has integrated Commtouch Antivirus into its network-attached storage (NAS) products for small and medium businesses as well as enterprises. With this latest upgrade of the popular ReadyNAS®, NETGEAR offers companies an advanced and easy-to use solution for centralizing, securing and controlling access to their digital assets.

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Out of the box, the Commtouch Antivirus solution - which includes a high-performance AV engine and cloud-based detection services - met the requirements for minimal resource consumption and maximum detection of viruses within an embedded operating system. Thanks to its heuristics capabilities, Commtouch Antivirus is able to detect all threats, and specifically zero day viruses with a very small footprint. NETGEAR allows its customers to safely share, backup and recover files using its NAS solution.

"As a leader in the NAS industry, NETGEAR wanted to offer a solution beyond your typical AV subscription. Every ReadyNAS ships with Anti-Viruses embedded in the device, free of charge for our users," said Davin Oishi, senior product line manager for NETGEAR Storage. "Security is a key factor in offering efficient NAS solutions. With Commtouch Antivirus, we can provide our customers with state-of-the art protection from both known and new viruses, Trojans and other malware threats."

"Network-attached storage is playing an increasingly important role in the network infrastructure of SMBs and enterprises alike," said Shlomi Yanai, CEO at Commtouch. "Our Antivirus solution is designed to combine high detection levels with low resource requirements. NETGEAR's selection of Commtouch as the provider of antivirus technology for their NAS solutions shows that our solutions are a perfect fit for this fast-growing market."

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

About Commtouch

Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) is a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services for vendors and service providers, increasing the value and profitability of our customers' solutions by protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With 12 global data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch's email, Web, and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers' products and solutions, keeping safe more than 350 million end users. To learn more, visit

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch. NETGEAR and ReadyNAS are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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