ZyXEL Introduces ZyWALL SSL 10 Integrated SSL-VPN Appliance for SMB

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Simple, Secure and Clientless Remote Access Solution to Corporate Networks
March 08, 2007

Hsinchu, March 8, 2007 -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced that its new ZyWALL SSL 10 integrated SSL-VPN appliance will be shown at the ZyXEL booth (Hall 15 D05) in Hannover CeBIT, March 15-21, 2007.  Designed for small and medium-sized organizations, the ZyWALL SSL 10 provides simple, secure and clientless remote access to resources on corporate networks. With a friendly web portal, employees can easily and securely access e-mail, applications, web servers and other resource on the corporate network from any location through the ZyWALL SSL 10.

"With a growing number of small business employees working in the field or remotely, SSL-VPN is becoming the new standard used by these businesses to grant and control access for employees to the corporate network," said Felix Chang, director of network security product division at ZyXEL. "With the integrated SSL-VPN SecuExtender technology, our customers are able to grant and control access to the corporate network for their employees and save the cost and hassle of installing and configuring VPN clients. The high cost of deploying, configuring, updating software, maintenance and support is eliminated because of clientless, secure remote access."

ZyWALL SSL 10 provides powerful capability to allow remote users to seamlessly access  available resource on corporate networks by transparently pushing a downloadable thin client (ZyWALL SSL-VPN SecuExtender) to users' desktops or laptops. This allows remote users to access corporate applications or shared files using standard Web browsers. ZyWALL SSL 10 supports 10 VPN sessions simultaneously and is upgradeable to support 25 concurrent VPN sessions.

Better yet, the ZyWALL SSL 10 fits seamlessly into any network topology and can be easily deployed at the network gateway as a Firewall/SSL-VPN one-box solution, or alongside a third-party Firewall as a secure remote access solution. Seamless integration with ZyWALL UTM appliances enables businesses to deploy ZyWALL SSL 10 alongside a ZyWALL UTM for enhanced security with Anti-Virus, IDP, Content-Filtering and Anti-Spam protection.

The ZyWALL SSL 10 supports various backend user repositories, including Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP and RADIUS, to work with existing user database in a corporate network.

The ZyWALL SSL 10 provides the ability to define objects such as user groups, network address ranges or applications. When security policies change, the administrator can modify the pre-defined objects and the changes are propagated automatically to the rules without additional configuration effort.

Remote access enables more users to access a corporate network from potentially risky end points and devices. The ZyWALL SSL 10 provides endpoint security features to increase security by detecting the presence of required processes (such as virus scan, personal firewalls, OS patch levels, registry settings, etc.) on the client PC and is equipped with an automatic browser cache cleaner.

Install the ZyWALL SSL 10 is easy. The simple Setup Wizard allows administrators to select one of the two installation scenarios to reduce the initial setup procedure to less than 10 minutes. The user-friend web-based configuration screens also help administrators to easily configure the device and reduce administration cost.

Availability
The ZyWALL SSL 10 is scheduled to be available at the end of March and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest to your location, visit the information site at http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexors, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com.