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ZyXEL Raises Performance Standards with Expanded Line of Unified Threat Management Products
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ZyXEL Raises Performance Standards with Expanded Line of Unified Threat Management Products

Editor’s Summary:

The ZyWALL USG series of UTM systems offers small to mid-size businesses with 10 to 300 employees best-in-class performance and enterprise-class features including:
Comprehensive perimeter security and threat protection with firewall, VPN, anti-virus, content filtering, intrusion detection and prevention, and spam blocking to secure front line threats.
Fexible, remote connectivity with Hybrid SSL and IPSec VPNs.
Granular network access control with user-aware policy engine.
Resource allocation for VoIP or mission critical applications with bandwidth management.
3G cellular support for backup and non-stop Internet access.
Network resilience with multiple WANs and high availability.

Anaheim, CA, July 28, 2008 – ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced its expanded Unified Security Gateway (USG) series with the ZyWALL USG100, USG200 and USG1000. The ZyWALL USG series is the most complete security platform of its kind providing small to medium size businesses (SMBs) with enterprise-class security features for offices with as few as 10 employees and up to 300 PC users.

ZyXEL’s ZyWALL USG products set a new performance benchmark for products in the Unified Threat Management (UTM) category. The ZyWALL series provides 24 Mbps to 100Mbps throughput with all UTM features including IDP (intrusion detection and prevention), anti-virus (AV), spam blocking and content filtering enabled.

“Small businesses are hungry for enterprise-class security features at affordable prices,” said Dana Patrick, director of North American channels for ZyXEL. “Unified threat management systems are an emerging trend in the SMB market. Until recently, UTMs have not addressed the growing demands for performance and features of small to mid-size enterprises. ZyXEL is now offering channel partners the most comprehensive line of all-in-one security solutions available for this market. No other product line on the market offers this level of security and flexibility at these price points.”

In addition to superior performance, ZyXEL’s ZyWALL USG platform features a robust hybrid IPSec and SSL VPN. Using IPSec VPN, companies can connect from remote locations to corporate resources through the Internet securing access to branch offices, partner sites or company headquarters. Road warriors and telecommuters alike can use SSL or L2TP VPN to securely access their company’s network without having to install any VPN client software.

The ZyWALL USG series features a deep packet inspection security solution embodying a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall, anti-Virus, IDP, content filtering, anti-spam and VPN (IPSec/SSL/L2TP) all in one box. This multi-layered security safeguards an organization’s customer and company records, intellectual property, and critical resources from external and internal threats.

To ensure zero downtime, ZyXEL has added multiple high availability options including VPN high availability, WAN high availability and device high availability – without requiring any firmware upgrades. The ZyWALL USG not only supports multiple WAN ports but also supports USB 3G or PCMCIA 3G cards as back-up for non-stop Internet access. This support enables the products to provide “active-active” load sharing or “active-passive” failover configuration to deliver highly reliable network connectivity. To minimize the impact of single-point failures, the ZyWALL USG series support device HA (high availability) to assure network availability. The 3G functionality is currently available in the USG100 and USG200 products; however, ZyXEL will be adding support for 3G to the rest of the product line by Q4 which will be available to all the customers via a free firmware upgrade.

The ZyXEL USG series, with subscription-based services and remote management features, offers channel partners and managed security service providers (MSSPs) an excellent opportunity to generate recurring revenue while providing state of the art, high performance security solutions for their customers.

Availability and Pricing
The USG100 has an MSRP of $649.99; the USG200 has an MSRP of $999.99; and the USG1000 is available at an MSRP of $3399.99. The USG product also includes USG300 with an MSRP $1899.99. All USG products are currently available through ZyXEL’s approved channel partners and authorized distributors. Please call ZyXEL at 1-800-255-4101 for additional security services subscription pricing.

About ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications, Inc., with North American headquarters in Anaheim, California, is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of broadband networking and Internet connectivity/routing products. With expertise in diverse technologies like security, wireless, Powerline, Ethernet, xDSL, WiMAX and VoIP, ZyXEL offers integrated secure network solutions to a large target audience including small-to-medium enterprises, SOHO, residential and Telco / service provider markets. ZyXEL offers its channel partners industry leading incentives with a full line of enterprise-class products through the North America ZySTAR Channel Program. For more information on ZyXEL Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company’s website at

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