ZyXEL's ZyAIR B-2000 Wireless LAN Gateway Honored as ' Editors' Choice ' by Germany's Internet Professionell Magazine

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May 16, 2003

Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 16, 2003 -- ZyXEL Communications Corporation, the world's leading provider of broadband access solutions, today announced that its ZyAIR B-2000 Wireless LAN Gateway has been chosen by German Internet Professionell magazine as the "Empfehlung der Redaktion" (Editors' Choice) in its lab test on DSL routers with Wireless LAN access point equipment. The test results are outlined in the May 2003 issue of Internet Professionell Magazine.

Internet Professionell's tests compared ZyXEL's ZyAIR B-2000 against 9 WLAN routers including products from Linksys, Billion, Netgear, D-Link, and 3Com. Results of the tests clearly showed that the ZyAIR B-2000 outperforms the competitors in terms of security features. Apart from the standard features like WEP and MAC address lists, the Internet Professionell editors especially liked the user authentication architecture via 802.1x standard.

The magazine's editors' team comes to the conclusion that: "The excellent security features of the ZyAIR B-2000 bestow ZyXEL the first place in the test. The appliance is easy-to-use and offers great performance. "

About ZyAIR B-2000
Designed for homes and small businesses, the ZyAIR B-2000 is a Wireless LAN router with a 10/100 Mbps 4-port switch. The ZyAIR B-2000 provides network with solid security based on the IEEE 802.1x authentication framework. 802.11b compliance and Wi-Fi certification ensure that the ZyAIR b-2000 interoperable with any 802.11b and Wi-Fi compliant WLAN device.

With built-in NAT and DHCP client/server functions, the ZyAIR B-2000 enables multiple users to share broadband Internet connection while enjoy WLAN access to networks.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world's leading broadband access solution vendors. ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions includes 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.