ZyXEL ZyWALL 2WE Wins Editors' Choice by ZDNet.de

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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 ZyWALL 2WE has been chosen by German online magazine ZDNet (www.zdnet.de) as the "Empfehlung der Redaktion" (editors' choice) in its March lab test.

ZyXEL's ZyWALL 2WE was highly praised due to its extreme versatility. The ZyWALL integrates a DSL router, a firewall, VPN gateway and Wireless LAN access point in one unit. The ZDNet's editor also highlighted the ZyWALL 2WE's special strengths such as powerful functionality and the robust security features. Also responsible for the good ranking was the easy, user-friendly installation procedure - not only of the hardware itself but also the user interface. The editor comments positively on the possibility to store the complete ZyWALL configuration in a file, which makes it simple to activate, if a reset is necessary.

ZDnet summarizes: ZyXEL's ZyWALL 2WE is a talented allrounder - an ideal unit for branch and home offices who want a secure connection to the company's headquarters.

About ZyWALL 2WE
Designed for Telecommuters and home workers, ZyWALL 2WE is an Internet security gateway with WLAN embedded. Integrating ZyXEL ZyWALL family's robust Firewall features and WLAN functionality, the ZyWALL 2WE offers the convenience of WLAN access without sacrificing security and performance.

VPN features in the ZyWALL 2WE are enhanced, offering 3DS data encryption rates of 2Mbps and two VPN connections. Additional features include Dial Backup, Traffic Redirect, as well as a user-friendly Internet Wizard interface, and all make the ZyWALL 2WE the best choice in Wireless Internet security gateways for telecommuters and home workers.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), 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.