ZyXEL's Vantage CNM 2.0 Centralized Network Management Solution Drives Cost Down, Efficiency Up

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May 26, 2004

Hsinchu, May 27, 2004 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today unveils its Vantage CNM 2.0 Centralized Network Management solution. Vantage CNM allows administrators to easily configure, manage, monitor and troubleshoot ZyXEL devices from any location, therefore to realize highly effective network management with minimum cost and effort.

With the remote management features built into Vantage CNM, administrators can manage ZyXEL network devices from remote locations, thus reduce the personnel or tech support resources required. As today's businesses are increasingly depending on external service providers, Vantage CNM becomes the perfect management service solution for system integrators or IT consultants to offer proactive first-class support.

As many enterprises are adopting distributed, focused deployment of mid- or low-end firewall devices instead of centralized, large-scale high-end products, Vantage CNM is able to help administrators to ensure consistency and compliance with all security policies, and constantly monitor the distributed ZyXEL devices, therefore respond to the possible attacks and secure the network immediately in case of any hostile attempt.

The logical view of Vantage CNM has object trees of up to seven layers deep; allowing administrators to examine, configure and control the network devices visually with its graphical interface. With just a few mouse clicks, the administrator can establish a VPN tunnel between two devices, deploy firmware upgrades to multiple devices located at different sites, backup configuration files of all Vantage CNMs, or duplicate one configuration to many network devices for consistency. For all companies with considerable network size, Vantage CNM 2.0 can be an indispensable tool for deploying ZyXEL network devices.

Availability
Vantage CNM 2.0 is currently available via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php. The supported ZyXEL products include:

  • ZyWALL 70, -10W and -2 Series firewalls with ZyNOS operating system built-in; firmware version 3.62 and up.
  • Prestige 652HW-xx Series with ZyNOS operating system built-in; firmware version 3.4x and up.

The upcoming version of Vantage CNM is expected to support more ZyXEL products.

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.