Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) May 13, 2009
Leaf Networks, LLC announced today a licensing agreement with NETGEAR, Inc. Under the agreement, NETGEAR is licensing Leaf Networks peer-to-peer VPN technology that enables ReadyNAS® users to remotely access their network attached storage devices through the ReadyNAS Remote application from anywhere as if they were on their local area network.
"There are three things that set ReadyNAS Remote apart from any other form of remote access -- first, it's simple to setup -- there are no complicated router setups to deal with; second, with ReadyNAS Remote, you simply drag & drop files with Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder -- there's no need to learn or start a different file manager, or deal with a clunky web interface; and lastly, all file permissions and share security settings are retained - just like you were on a LAN," explains Alex Win, Sr. Director of Technical Marketing at NETGEAR.
The ReadyNAS Remote application is currently available on several ReadyNAS platforms in its latest firmware and the client application is available for Mac and Windows devices.
"Network attached storage is one of many perfect embedded applications of Leaf Networks peer-to-peer VPN technology," says Jeff Capone, Leaf Networks CEO. "In the near future, this technology will allow for transparent, secure and private remote access to many other hardware devices and software applications," Jeff Capone continues.
Leaf Networks licenses its technology to hardware and software vendors. Several new hardware and software applications which leverage Leaf technology are slated for release and introduction this year. Leaf Networks also makes its basic P2P end-user application available as a free download on its website, http://www.leafnetworks.net.
About Leaf Networks, LLC:
Leaf Networks was founded in 2005 focuses on the development and commercialization of its patent-pending "Leaf" network technology that enables P2P connections and on-demand private networks. The company is privately held and headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.leafnetworks.net or call (602) 332-4224.
About NETGEAR, Inc.:
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. Products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available by visiting http://www.netgear.com or calling (408) 907-8000.