ZyXEL ZyWALL 100 Firewall Wins ' Best Communication Product Award ' at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2001

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June 11, 2001

Hsinchu, Taiwan, June 11, 2001 -- ZyXEL Communications Co., (TAI: 2391.TW), a pioneer manufacturer and supplier of DSL CPE, today announced that its ZyWALL 100 Internet Security Gateway has been selected as "Best Communications Product" at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2001 for it's prominent technical innovation.

The Best of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2001 Awards are organized by Taipei Computer Association (TCA), China External Trade Development Council (CETRA), and Japan's highly esteemed magazines, Nikkei Byte & Nikkei WinPC. The Awards are competitive, as Nikkei Byte Magazine editors narrow over 300 of hardware and software products into 21 finalists, and only 1 winner was selected from each of 7 categories to represent the show's best.

"This honor highlights not only ZyXEL's strength in the DSL CPE products, but also demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality Internet security solutions," said Tony Hsu, Assistant Vice President of IP Tools Business Unit at ZyXEL. "The ZyWALL 100 has been designed specifically to secure the network and simplify firewall deployment. It is a cost-effective, simple-to-manage security appliance, hence make it an unbeatable choice for small business."

About the ZyWALL 100
Designed for medium businesses, ZyXEL's ZyWALL 100 is a cost effective broadband Firewall with full security and VPN functions. Based on an ICSA certified ZyNOS Firewall platform, the ZyWALL 100 supports stateful inspection, DoS attack alert and protection, VPN functions, Content Filtering and much more. It also includes comprehensive IP routing and management features such as Multi-to-Multi NAT, DHCP client/relay/server, and PPP over Ethernet.

Availability
The ZyWALL 100 Internet Security gateway is scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2001. It will be distributed through ZyXEL's global network of authorized distributors.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is Taiwan's leading broadband access solution provider. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only industry leaders, but consistently win acclaim and are selected by worldwide telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Chunghwa Telecom (TAI:2412.TW), Deutsche Telekom, EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Sprint, Telefonica Brazil, Telenor, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.