ZyXEL Announces Immediate Availability of ZyWALL SSH Sentinel Software

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 3, 2002 -- ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI: 2391.TW), a leading broadband access and Internet security solutions provider, today announced immediate availability of its SSH VPN (Virtual Private Network) client software, the ZyWALL SSH Sentinel. Integrating seamlessly with the latest IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) VPN technology, the ZyWALL SSH Sentinel will allow fast and secure connection between two sites, and may be used with any popular IPSec-compliant gateway.

The ZyWALL SSH Sentinel is an easy-to-use remote working software. The product allows a remote user to establish a private tunnel over a public network between two geographically dispersed locations. Through the encryption and authentication, users can secure arbitrary Internet connections, such as remote working, remote administration, file transfer, sending and receiving e-mail and encrypted WLAN traffic. This application is cost-effective and readily portable to others, allowing businesses to operate smarter, and to obtain competitive advantages.

The ZyWALL SSH Sentinel supports market leading embedded operating systems, such as Windows 95, 98SE, Me, NT4, 2000 and XP. The product also supports the industry's latest Internet standards, including IPv6, NAT Traversal, and robust PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), and can be used with various popular VPN gateways and PKI products.

Available now, the ZyWALL SSH Sentinel is an optional buy when purchasing ZyXEL ZyWALL series Internet Security Gateways. All of the ZyWALL products are distributed through ZyXEL's global network of authorized distributors. To find ZyXEL resellers in a specific area, check http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php. More information on the ZyWALL products, visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/category.php?indexFlagvalue=1021873683.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's third largest DSL CPE 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.