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ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

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  • 100 Mbps
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ZyWALL USG 300 Internet Security Appliance is a Unified Security Gateway that integrates comprehensive enterprise-class security features tailored for SMB (Small and Medium-sized Businesses). With streamlined integration of both IPSec VPN and SSL VPN technologies, the ZyWALL USG 300 is an ideal solution for organizations requiring intensive VPN applications across distributed networks.

No matter you are in a remote branch office or at an unreliable hotel hot spot, the ZyWALL USG 300 can establish secure communication tunnels with IPSec and/or SSL protection. Another benefit of the integration is that the user-aware access control, scheduling, bandwidth usage and anti-threat security features can be enforced against inbound and outbound traffics of the protected network resources.

The ZyWALL USG (Unified Security Gateway) 50 is the "third generation" ZyWALL featuring an all-new platform. It provides greater performance protection as well as a deep packet inspection security solution for small businesses to enterprises alike. It embodies a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, Anti-Virus, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), Content Filtering, Anti-Spam, and VPN (IPSec/SSL) all in one box. This multilayered security safeguards your organization's customer and company records, intellectual property, and critical resources from external and internal threats.

  • newegg ZyWALL USG Clean-traffic Architecture The ZyWALL USG’s clean-traffic architecture protects against network risks such as viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, spyware, phishing attacks and other emerging Internet threats. With the clean-traffic architecture, enterprises users are assured to have clean and secure network environments.
  • newegg New Generation UTM Solution The ZyWALL USG Series deploys hardware-acceleration technology in one box. Powered by high-performance SecuASIC technology and a hardware-based encryption accelerator, the ZyWALL USG Series delivers industry-leading performance and multi-layer threat protection for small businesses and enterprises. The ZyWALL USG Series provides integrated Unified Threat Management security features such as Anti-Virus (include Kaspersky Anti-Virus & ZyXEL Anti-Virus), IDP, Anti-Spam, Content Filtering and Firewall, VPN. All ZyWALL USG Series products support the Gigabit Ethernet.
  • newegg Endpoint Security With the new Endpoint Security feature (EPS), administrators can easily identify “bad” users, i.e. where no AV software has been installed. By enforcing installation of the Anti-Virus software, the ZyWALL mitigates the threat of virus outbreaks and thus the loss of money and employee productivity. The EPS supports Norton, Kaspersky and TrendMicro AV client software, among others. Additionally, personal firewall software such as Kaspersky Internet Security 2009/2010, Windows Firewall and TrendMicro PC-Cillin/Internet Security 2010 are also supported with the new EPS feature.
  • newegg High Performance ZyXEL USG Series is built with a powerful Integrated High Performance Security architecture, a performance proven architecture for gigabit fiber. It provides real-time inspection to prevent networks from threats without sacrificing performance. Company networks are not only flawlessly secured but also greatly enhanced on performance to improve operational productivity and efficiency when applications such as file-loading, emailing, and information searches are processed at higher speed.
  • newegg Robust hybrid VPN (IPSec and SSL) The ZyWALL USG Series can provide secure access between remote locations and corporate resources through the Internet for organizations of any size. Using IPSec VPN, companies can secure connections to branch offices, partners and headquarters. Road warriors and telecommuters can use SSL VPN to safely access the company network without having to install VPN software. The Series provides a flexible and easy way to enable mobile employees, vendors and partners to confidently access your network resource for better efficiency. (The following features will be ready in a future firmware upgrade in December 2011; 1) VPN Fail-over / Fall-back, 2) SSLVPN Reverse Proxy Mode, 3) SSLVPN File Sharing.)
  • newegg Application Firewall More and more network applications bring malicious software into your office. This kind of unwanted software, especially IM/P2P applications, may cause bandwidth waste or even system damage. Using the application patrol and bandwidth management features, you can have full control over traffic blocking or rate limit settings.

Robust security without sacrificing performance

The ZyXEL USG 20/20W/50/100/100-PLUS/200 Series is built with a powerful Integrated HighPerformance Security architecture that provides real-time inspection to prevent networks from threats without sacrificing performance. Corporate networks are not only flawlessly secured but also get significant performance enhancements on productivity and efficiency since file loading, emailing and information searching applications are processed at higher speeds.


Learn more about the ZyXEL ZWUSG50

Model

Brand
ZyXEL
Model
ZWUSG50

SPEC

Firewall Type
Gen 3 Application-Layer
Type
Wired
Wireless Technology
None
Simultaneous Sessions
10000
Throughput
100 Mbps
Ports
10/100/1000 Interfaces (Copper): 4 x LAN/DMZ, 2 x WAN
USB ports: 2
LAN Ports
4 x RJ-45
WAN Ports
2 x RJ-45
Wired Speed
10/100/1000 Mbps
Encryption Standard
AES/3DES/DES
VPN
Max. Concurrent IPSec VPN Tunnels: 5
Max. Concurrent SSL VPN Users: 5
Included SSL VPN Users: 2
Dimensions
9.57" x 6.58" x 1.40"
Weight
2.65 lbs.

Features

Features
SPI Firewall Throughput: 100 Mbps
VPN Throughput (3DES): 50 Mbps
UTM Throughput (AV+IDP): 15 Mbps
Unlimited User Licenses
Max. Sessions: 10,000
New Session Rate: 1,000

USG clean-traffic architecture
New generation UTM solution
Robust hybrid VPN (IPSec and SSL)
Application firewall
Granular control over social networking applications
Non-stop Internet access with multiple WAN and 3G backups
ICSA firewall, IPSec certification
Comprehensive report system
Anti-spam service
ZyXEL Security Distribution Network (ZSDN)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • GFD D.
  • 5/10/2014 7:45:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTop Notch Support, Nice Unit!

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Received from Newegg right on time, basic set up was a breeze. After a couple of weeks it stopped connecting to WAN but was good on LAN. After trying to get it to connect I gave in and called US tech Support. Was talking to Timothy within 5 minutes. He was very patient and together we went through the settings and had it up again within about 15 minuets. It had dropped my ISP's password but still showed the dots in the field.

I knew going in by reading the comments here that it was not a toy and had a steep learning curve. It indeed has, however to run through the basic set up to get online is a breeze. It is not till you get into the serious side that you will need to do some reading. Or just give them a call.

Cons: None Really

Other Thoughts: All said I am very pleased with both the product and the well above average support.

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  • Cybarcode I.
  • 3/13/2014 5:41:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsoutstanding!

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: for the money, this is one extremely capable product!

Cons: configuration of this unit is more confusing that it ought to be.

Other Thoughts: if you already know what you're doing, then you'll enjoy using cheap/powerful little firewall. if not, then you're in for an experience. ;-)

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  • Dan D.
  • 3/5/2014 1:32:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice if you don't care what your traffic is up to.

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Works almost as described. No issues setting any of the features up. The admin is a bit ehh but who really see's that. Don't bother trying to configure without google.

Cons: Trying to find out whats happening with your traffic isn't very good. You can get an overall throughput of each physical port, and interface but there's no way to get live traffic throughput per ip address. If you have one user on your system sucking up all the bandwidth good luck finding them! There's also an overall traffic view in the admin but it doesn't show throughput, only how much traffic was sent/received per ip if the user is in the middle of downloading a huge file it will not show up here until the whole file is downloaded. This was a huge negative for me and I'm surprised a device like this doesn't have those options. (not even through snmp)

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm disappointed. Knowing what traffic is happening per IP I think is pretty important. I figured at the very least I would be able to snmp to get the information. I also thought of transferring the traffic statistics over to a server and grepping through them to get a live view of whats going on, but the same problem exists thats in the admin is you won't get a current view of whats going on, but a view of whats already happened.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/28/2014 8:05:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat Protection?

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: It powered on..
Nice user interface..

Cons: This happened twice.. I upgraded firmware and fully locked down the firewall. As soon as I connected it to the modem I saw that my network was being attacked. I have one Linux machine on my network thats it.. I use this for home protection, Instantly I had multiple admin sessions on the GUI, I used Wireshark to watch my egress packets leaving with probably all of my personal data to multiple ip addresses that shouldn't have been on my network (confirmed with scanning via mmap). I immediately contacted tech support, they guy replied in broken slang english saying "cause it's shipped fully locked down by default", O' okay, now I feel better. THE FIREWALL IS NOT FULLY LOCKED DOWN BY DEFAULT! I invite you to check the Vulnerability section inside the GUI. This firewall is a joke, I noticed multiple PTPP tunnels in my system both times within minutes of turning on the network.. Spent hours setting and re-setting this useless paper-weight up, wish I could return it.. I have lost ALL confidence in the ability of this device.

Other Thoughts: I wish I would have saved the log files to show everyone what a joke your product is.. I only hope i can sell this on an auction site to recover my investment..

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  • Matthew K.
  • 2/28/2014 7:25:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood product; Excellent Support

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Device is very powerful as far as configuration and capabilities go. I'm only subscribing to Intrusion/Anomaly Detection and Antivirus but they seem to work well. IDP has blocked a few intrusions attempts (we've been under attack and a Linksys SOHO router/SPI firewall didn't stop it; but this has).
Documentation is fairly complex (especially if you are new at networking) but more detailed than most I've scene.

Zyxel phone support is AWESOME!!! I've called them 3 times in the last week for assistance setting up the USG50. Wait time was <5 min and I got an english speaking 1st tier tech who knew the product. Each time the tech got right to the problem without wasting my time with scripts and stupid questions. They use remote sessions (join.me and remote login to the device) to good effect. On my last call they even help me troubleshoot non-Zyxel VPN software! He walked me through configuring Windows IPSec/L2TP and troubleshot it to find an IKE service that had been disabled. He also downloaded the free TheGreenbow VPN client (not the Zyxel one) to his computer to help me get it working. Their tech support is WAY better than Linksys (which wasn't bad).

Excellent price for the features (see below for performance comments).

Unit outputs to Syslog and SNMP as well as email alerts. Syslog has quite a few configuration options to get the detail you need.

You can run the device without the IDP/AV/Content subscriptions. You get 30 day trials on each subscription.

Cons: This device seems to straddle SOHO and enterprise gear as far as features go. It's powerful but has a decent learning curve. Not really a con since adding capability also increases complexity; just be sure to leave time to play with the device and learn before dropping into production on a deadline. Again it's not really a con; it is what it is. And Zyxel phone support certain makes up for the added complexity.

The tradeoff on this device is its performance. LAN-WAN throughput is around 200 Mbps and NAT/SPI drops it to around 90 Mbps. Adding Intrusion/Antivirus scanning reduces it to around 30 Mbps. It wasn't a problem for me (30 down/2.5 up) but it might be a bottleneck for some folks. Again, at this price point it's not a con. For $210 it's great for most small businesses.

Other Thoughts: Great value, outstanding phone support, decent learning curve you're new to enterprise grade networking and especially if you're new to networking in general.

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  • Brian D.
  • 2/7/2014 9:25:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great one configured

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Great throughput, handles multiple VPN tunnels with no problems. Price is right and so far, reliability seems good. Top notch tech support.

Cons: Configuration can be a bit tricky. Some things which were supposed to work automatically (as per Zyxel support) didn't. One example is that when you have multiple subnets, they are supposed to be able to talk to each other by default. Not the case. Had to define policy routes and firewall rule to specifically allow.

Other Thoughts: Like every router, this has its own set of peculiarities. Things that are called one thing by vendor have a diffrerent name. Once you get past that, it is a very robust router. I compared it to Cisco products with the same functionality and this won hands down for my small 4 site network.

Zyxel tech support is not always quick to pick up the phone and are not good about returning messages. However, once you get them on the phone, they will stay with you until your problems are resolved and they seem to be based here in the US, which is a plus. The techs are knowledgeable and will seek out a senior tech if they cannot figure out the problem in short order. Never did they just say "reset the router and start again" or "it seems to not be our problem". They always work to resolve the problem and keep you up and running. Their tech support alone makes these products worth buying,

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  • Beau A.
  • 1/28/2014 7:27:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome little box

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Too many features to mention. flexible, granular customization capabilities, with a nice GUI making it easy enough for a home user to use

Cons: The subscription services are too expensive and should probably be bundled at an affordable cost some of the terminology used in the GUI is ambiguous or just odd. You may need to look at blogs, and google a few things to understand what some fields are really asking for, and the manual is a bit weak, but it does have a lot to cover. It stops short of giving you all the details you need to configure some services to your preference.

Other Thoughts: This unit may not be for a large enterprise, but on the second try i was able to configure firewall rules, an L2TP/ipsec VPN, set up ADP and IDP, logging and test the functionality i was interested in, and this thing seems rock solid, I have read that the current firmware tanks performance if you use bandwidth management (QOS), but my connection isn't fast enough to begin to test that - I saw no difference between speeds before and after applying the few features i use. Don't forget this device also costs a little over half of what a low-end Cisco ASA does, and you don't have to learn Cisco's CLI just to get basic features running.

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  • Mark S.
  • 11/7/2013 1:02:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerforms Well Beyond its Price Point

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Reliable, Highly configurable, Dual WAN support, good Tech Support, good value.

Cons: User interface may be a intimidating.

Other Thoughts: I'll echo what the previous reviewer said. Let's understand exactly what this is: a reasonably low cost, business-class router/firewall. We needed one that had dual-WAN support, and it came down to this and a couple of Cisco's lower end offerings. Given the relatively poor reviews of the Cisco's, I decided to give the USG50 a whirl. After several months of continuous service, I'm glad I did.

Job One: Reliability. The USG50 passes this with flying colors. In the months it has been in service, it has not rebooted or required rebooting once. It has not dropped a connection that I can see, nor has it cough, hiccuped, sputtered, or otherwise misbehaved. It just functions reliably and with no attention from me.

Job Two: Handling Dual WANS. Yep. We have a cable modem that carries most of the weight, with DSL as a backup and overflow. It handles the spillover fine, when I have induced failovers, it handles those quickly, and when the failed WAN is restored, it comes back quickly.

Job Three: Configurability. Yep. My needs are few, and it handles all of them. I have certain IP addresses (an outgoing mail server) that has to go through the DSL line for authentication. That took about two minutes to set up, 75 seconds of that finding the IP address of the mail server. I have other addresses I want to ensure always go through the cable modem (WAN1) unless it is down (video streaming). Again, it takes as much time to look up the IP address of the sites as it does to enter the routing rule. I could also just assign the IP address of the internal streaming devices to WAN1 (again, unless it is down), but I am too lazy to do that (and it would probably be a better solution).

Factor Four: Tech Support. Check. When the cable modem was installed, I was having a problem that appeared to be the USG50 defaulting to the DSL speed. I called Zyxel Tech Support twice, and although they were scratching their heads, they at least knew what they were doing and understood their product. Had I bothered to check the error log, I would have found the USG50 was working exactly as it should when the patch cable on the cable modem is faulty.

Add to that the firmware upgrade process is relatively painless.

It takes a bit to get used to the object oriented user interface. But, once you figure out what exactly each of the fields wants and the logic of how it works, it is pretty easy to work with. I've messed with the command line interface, and it is cryptic, but they all are.

I can't speak to the VLAN capability or some of the deeper functions. I have not tried the UTM features, although I had thought about the anti-virus. I may rethink that reading the previous review.

At this price point, I think I'd be hard pressed to find a better router/firewall. Given the cost, just using it as a basic, reliable, dual-WAN router/firewall is a decent value. The fact that it offers flexibility beyond that for more advanced needs and wants is a bo

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  • Mr. S.
  • 10/24/2013 5:11:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Bang for the Buck, period.

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Stable. Highly Customizable. Full Featured router.

Cons: Enabling UTM features will tank performance. Unit getting a little dated.

Other Thoughts: I've owned this router almost a year now. I also reviewed the ZyXel USG 200 here at newegg as well, which was my very first ZyXel router.

The nitty gritty: This router doesn't deserve some of the bad reviews it has received. The USG line all use the same interface, so that means that many of the same features you find in the USG 1000 will be present in this little USG 50. That is good and bad. The bad news is, it WILL overwhelm someone that is not used to business class gear. This aint no D-Link/Netgear/brand X consumer router.
Its kind of funny. Another reviewer had stated "if someone thinks this is a good router, I hate to see what they consider a bad one"; Ummm, TP-Link? I mean seriously, how can you have a "5 star" tech knowledge level, and have to end up buying a "simpler" router?

Anyway, The object oriented nature of this router will also confuse the newcomer. But you will be thankful for the object oriented setup later down the line when it comes to making changes.

Another reviewer said that WAN failover/Load balancing doesn't work. Although its possible it could be "broken" on the USG 50, I highly doubt it. I use load balancing on the USG 200 at work with a 20/20 fiber primary, and a 50/10 cable secondary and it works just fine.

Here are the real cons of this unit:

Getting a little dated-Its good for connections up to 100Mbps. Speeds beyond that and the USG will be the bottleneck.
Enabling UTM features (such as Anti-Virus, Intrusion detection) will TANK performance. I would NOT buy this for UTM; they are subscription based anyway. As a firewall though, you won't find more bang for the buck.
Current firmware (3.30 as of this writing) breaks bandwidth management. Something most may not use anyway, I use it however, so I am using the previous firmware release.

Overall, a fine router at a fine price. Highly recommended if you have the networking experience, or at least the desire to learn. Will do a fine job for connections 100mb or less. If you have a faster connection than 100mb, don't buy this...you will need something with faster throughput.

One last note: I have a few USGs (one at the house, and several deployed in the field at work), and they are a truly "set and forget" device. Rock solid stable, and NEVER need a reboot.

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  • Tim A.
  • 10/22/2013 7:11:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsConfusing

This review is from: ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Pros: Fast basic routing

Cons: Everything else. Like another review said, this thing makes no sense. There is no logic in setting this up.

Other Thoughts: I have worked with ASA5500, all sorts of Cisco routers (Using CL), Netgear ProSafe, SonicWall, etc. I manage 100+ routers w/VPNs on a daily basis but I couldn't figure out how to setup a basic VPN or even port forwarding. Its like its in another language. Time for an RMA

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