ZyXEL Launches the Complete IP Network Solution for SMEs at CeBIT 08

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February 28, 2008

Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 26, 2008 -- ZyXEL Communications Inc., the world's leading end-to- end network solution provider, will showcase its complete portfolio of IP unified communications solutions for the SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) sector at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany - March 4th-9th.

"With the market's most comprehensive portfolio of applications, ZyXEL enables small to medium businesses to take full advantage of the incredible benefits of a unified IP communications network," said Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, ZyXEL's President.  "Whether the business is changing its working practices - with new home-working schemes or opening up its network to customers and partners - ZyXEL will deliver the complete solution while eliminating cost and achieving clear productivity benefits for the organization."

Gigabit Security as Standard
With internal and external attacks on the increase, SMEs need an ultra high performance, deep packet inspection security platform to ensure truly secure and integrated networks. ZyXEL has built the market's most comprehensive unified security portfolio. Its award winning ZyWALL Gigabit Ethernet Unified Security Gateway delivers cost effective and easy to manage security, streamlining the management and maintenance process to reduce operational cost while combating the growing threat from identity fraudsters, malicious viruses, worms, Trojans and disgruntled employees. Significantly, the ZyWALL USG 2000, a deep packet inspection security platform - incorporating firewall, IDP, content filtering anti-virus, anti-spam and VPN (Virtual Private Network) in a box, offers secure connections between headquarters, branch offices and other third parties, whether on a fixed or wireless connection.

Wi-Fi Control & Performance
Today's network applications demand converged Wi-Fi voice, data and video services. Lacking the resources of larger enterprises, SMEs need a cost effective, easy to deploy wireless network solution, requiring low levels of support and maintenance while supporting the highest level of security and Quality of Service (QoS). To address this market, ZyXEL offers a choice of business WLAN architectures - Smart AP (Access Point) and WLAN Controller System - reducing the financial and resource burden on the IT team by eliminating complexity within the network, while creating a more streamlined and efficient wireless access management system.

Designed specifically for the SME market's need for a manageable WLAN solution, ZyXEL provides a hybrid stand-alone AP (NWA-3160), capable of transferring to a centralized management structure at no extra cost. Benefiting from straightforward deployment and management, ZyXEL's Hybrid AP helps SMEs leverage their existing infrastructure investment while delivering the flexibility to grow Access Points - and gain more wireless access channels - on demand. ZyXEL's Wi-Fi portfolio matches performance and security, and delivers the resilience demanded by today's businesses who increasingly rely on wireless networks to offers staff the convenience and flexibility to ‘connect anywhere' within their organizations.

Cost Effective Collaboration through VoIP
The drive to eliminate cost, improve end-user experience and streamline communications management, coupled with the developments in collaborative working practices, has driven demand for a more simplified and flexible unified communications infrastructure. ZyXEL's IP PBX solution addresses this requirement, delivering a host of functions including call forwarding, desktop dial-in and crucially, the cost savings of a converged voice and data network.

Utilizing its highly intuitive Click-to-Talk call centre application, ZyXEL eliminates the bottlenecks and ensures significantly improved communication with customers, providing the catalyst for excellent customer service, increasing loyalty and revenue. In addition, ZyXEL's IP-PBX web-based management system ensures rapid deployment and ease of maintenance – further reducing the burden on SME IT teams.

The Complete Gigabit Ethernet Solution
Delivering high speed connectivity for today's cost conscious businesses, ZyXEL's family of Ethernet switches range from the Chassis (module) switch, right through to 10 Gigabit network solution – providing the high availability businesses demand with minimal capital investment and maximum levels of scalability and performance. To complete the range, ZyXEL also offers cost competitive L3 (Layer3) switches and web managed L2 (Layer2) switches to enable enterprise grade, high-performance routing and connectivity to multiple LANs.

Come and meet ZyXEL at CeBIT – Hall 13, Booth C72:

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's leading end-to-end network solution provider and was recently ranked as Taiwan's First "Green Enterprise," and the second best "Green" Company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexers, 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.