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Networking specialists NETGEAR and NetWorld Systems tackle business market with ProSafe

  • 13 February, 2007 09:50

<p>Sydney, Australia (February 12, 2007) – NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) today announced the appointment of newly launched business unit, NetWorld Systems, as a distribution partner to open up new opportunities in the channel for NETGEAR’s ProSafe business range.</p>
<p>Networking specialist NetWorld Systems is the sister business unit of highly successful security specialist Firewall Systems. The new business unit will distribute networking products from NETGEAR, Force10 and Accellion, Aruba, Avocent and Exinda to resellers throughout Australia. NetWorld Systems will initially concentrate on promoting NETGEAR’s ProSafe business switch and wireless range to its existing stable of resellers.</p>
<p>“Firewall Systems’ success in the Australian market under the leadership of Scott Frew and Nick Verykios has been phenomenal,” said Sue Ponder, director of retail and distribution for NETGEAR. “They have channelled their experiences at LAN Systems and Firewall Systems into creating NetWorld Systems, to add value to the enterprise market.</p>
<p>“The foundation of technical know-how NetWorld Systems has to draw from will ensure networking customers have the specialised support they require to meet their business needs.”</p>
<p>NETGEAR’s ProSafe range delivers the functionality, reliability, security and ease-of-use at the edge of networks which enterprises need from their switching. The NetWorld Systems team will throw their expertise in providing specialist systems and value-add to the enterprise market behind NETGEAR’s ProSafe range.</p>
<p>NetWorld Systems will hold a roadshow in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in the first week of March to introduce resellers to vendors. NETGEAR will be working closely with NetWorld Systems over the coming months to ensure new resellers are up to speed with the reliability and flexibility of its ProSafe range.</p>
<p>The NETGEAR ProSafe business switch range is optimally suited to organisations of up to 500 people. Government departments, the education sector and private corporations have been using the NETGEAR ProSafe range in Australia since 2004.</p>
<p>“The primary aim of NetWorld Systems is to provide additional support to resellers servicing the corporate, government and education markets with next generation network enhancements and deployments,” said Nick Verykios. “The NETGEAR ProSafe range will fit well with our other vendor partners and the business of our resellers.”</p>
<p>About NetWorld Systems</p>
<p>NetWorld Systems has been established in response to a clear market need for a specialised, technical service-oriented distributor of contemporary network infrastructure products.</p>
<p>We distribute only the latest and most technologically advanced LAN, WAN, Wireless, converged mobility, LAN/WAN optimisation and network enhancement products from technology leading vendors. We recognise that the IT channel needs a partner focused solely on deploying wireless and wired network infrastructure technologies at the forefront of the IT adoption cycle. Our business is built upon an intimate and superior understanding of these technologies, the vendors that operate in this market and the diverse needs of customers ranging from very small businesses to large enterprises and government departments.</p>
<p>Headquartered in Sydney and with a large branch office in Melbourne and other offices in Brisbane and Auckland, NetWorld Systems offer our resellers a comprehensive range of professional, market development and logistics services that support our customers to deliver on the unique needs of their customers.</p>
<p>NetWorld Systems is a business unit of Distribution Central Pty Ltd which includes Firewall Systems, Australia’s leading IT security Distributor.</p>
<p>About NETGEAR</p>
<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of businesses and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NETGEAR’s suite of approximately 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. For more information, visit the company's website at or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved</p>
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