ZyXEL Introduces P-661H/661HW Series ADSL 2+ 4-Port Security Gateway for Small Offices and Homes

Hsinchu, April 28, 2005--ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today unveils its P-661H/661HW ADSL 2+ 4-port wired/wireless security gateway for small office and home users. The new P-661H/661HW series responds to the latest user demand on network security and media bandwidth management, and empowers the users to enjoy value-added broadband multimedia service via secured networks.

With speeds of up to 12Mbps (ADSL2) or 24Mbps (ADSL2+), ZyXEL P-661H/661HW series offers higher data transfer rates and better bandwidth than traditional ADSL gateways. The P-661H/661HW series also supports RE ADSL (Reach Extended ADSL) for higher speed and longer distance. With excellent performance and upward compatibility, the P-661H/661HW series is great as the bridge between today's communication needs and tomorrow's converged services.

Compliance with the 802.11g wireless standard allows the P-661HW series to reach data transmission speeds of up to 54Mbps. Moreover, with ZyXEL's exclusive Wireless g+ SuperSpeed technology, the P-661HW series can deliver wireless transmission rates of up to 125 Mbps if paired with ZyXEL's g+ series wireless cards.

ZyXEL P-661H/661HW series enables users to allocate network resources and to guarantee Quality of Service (QoS). The MBM (Media Bandwidth Management) function prioritizes media services, and increases productivity and efficiency in daily operations by tailoring a system to specific demands such as VoIP, video streaming, video-conferencing or MP3 applications.

ZyXEL's ICSA-certified ZyNOS operating system ensures state-of-art firewall performance and robust security from the P-661H/661HW series. Based on Stateful Packet Inspection, DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS features, it provides the first line defense against hackers, network intruders, and other harmful threats. Furthermore, P-661H/661HW VPN feature supports data encryption over the Internet to ensure secure data transmission between two sites, and can be used to replace a private leased line, allowing global interconnectivity with minimal expense.

Further, the embedded TMSS (Trend Micro Home Network Security Service) feature not only helps to identify the vulnerabilities and security holes on PCs, but also protects both the network and the PCs within from virus and hacker attacks. TMSS includes redirected page setting, virus protection and parental control that are easy to configure via the TMSS Dashboard.

ZyXEL P-661H/661HW series supports ZyXEL Multimedia Auto Provisioner (MAP) Self Installation Kit, which guides users to easily navigate through the hardware installation and network configuration processes with the aid from the animated interface. More information on Prestige 661H/661HW please visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1114506017&indexcate1=1021877946&indexFlagvalue=1021873638.

Available now, ZyXEL P-661H/661HW series can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network, including direct from the company and through partnered service providers. The P-661H/661HW series has three different configurations to suit the needs of different ADSL markets: the models support ADSL over POTS, ADSL over ISDN, and ADSL over U-R2 respectively. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (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.