ZyXEL Prestige 128 ISDN Bridge/Router Nominated By ' Network Computing ' For Well-Connected Award

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April 11, 1997

ANAHEIM, CA, April 11, 1997- ZyXEL Communications, Inc. announced today that the Prestige 128 has been nominated by CMP Media Inc.'s Network Computing for a 1997 Well-Connected Award in the bridge and router category.

"We are delighted to be recognized by Network Computing. Today, most companies rely on some level of Internet communication to conduct day-to-day business, and the Prestige 128 is specifically designed to give users the most affordable Internet gateway," says Munira Brooks, ZyXEL Marketing and Sales Manager. "We are delighted to have CMP honor ZyXEL's high performance, economical communication solution."

Introduced at COMDEX/Fall'96, the Prestige 128 provides one of the most comprehensive ISDN remote access solutions for small office/home office (SOHO) users, branch office users and telecommuters. The Prestige 128 integrates bridging and multiprotocol routing capabilities with the industry��s most extensive feature set to provide a cost-effective high-performance networking solution.

Feature highlights of the Prestige 128 include: Single User IP Account (SUA) with unlimited users, PP/MP, BOD, BACP and Call Bumping, Multiprotocol Routing, Transparent, two Analog (POTS) Ports, Stac Data Compression for higher throughput, Integrated SNMP, Call-detail Records, RS-232 and Telnet Configuration, PAP/CHAP, Firewall Filtering and, its newest features, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and Multiple SUA account capabilities.

The Well-Connected Awards will be revealed at a gala event on May 6, 1997 during NetWorld+Interop 97 in Las Vegas, NV. All nominees will be highlighted in the May 1 issue of Network Computing and also on Network Computing Online after the event on May 6 at http://www.networkcomputing.com.

"Our Network Computing editors worked at length to research and test the best products in the networking arena," says Patricia Schnaidt, Editor-in-Chief of Network Computing. According to Schnaidt, the products singled out in the Well-Connected Awards are unique because "they are not a measure of popularity �V they are quality products tested over a networked enterprise firsthand by editors themselves. So we know that ZyXEL��s Prestige 128 is truly an innovative solution."

The Prestige 128 is competitively priced at US $799, and is one of the most affordable single-product remote access solutions currently available on the market. "No other manufacturer offers the same combination of features at this price," says Brooks.

About ZyXEL
ZyXEL Communications, Inc. (http://www.zyxel.com), in Anaheim, California, is a leading supplier of high-speed ISDN terminal adapters, ISDN remote access routers, modems, and compatible LAN/WAN data communications products. Since its inception, ZyXEL has built a reputation as the price/performance leader in modems and access devices by providing high quality products at affordable prices. Those products are now sold in over 150 countries.

CMP Media's Network Computing (http://www.networkcomputing.com) serves Network Technology Drivers twice-monthly. Through its Real-World Labstm, Network Computing delivers solutions for the networked enterprise in print and online.

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