ZyXEL Introduces Prestige 652 Series ADSL Security Router for SOHO and SMB

Built-in Firewall and VPN Meet Business Demand for Secure Broadband Access

Hsinchu, June 19, 2002 -- ZyXEL Communications Co., (TAI: 2391.TW), a leading broadband access solution provider, today announced the immediate availability of its new ADSL security routers. Combining an ADSL router with a robust firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) capability, the new Prestige 652 series needs no additional firewall devices on the network or VPN software on the workstations. These value-added features, along with the ease of usage and manageability, provide a secure, high speed Internet access that is vital in business today.

IPSec VPN Capability Ensures Secure Site-to-Site Communications
The Prestige 652's IPSec VPN uses data encryption to provide transparent and secure transmission over the Internet between two or more sites. Not only does this serves as a secured protection for data, it also provides immense cost savings by eliminating costly leased lines. The Prestige 652 provides two IPSec connections, which is based on the IPSec standard and is fully interoperable with other IPSec-based VPN products.

Robust Firewall and Content Filtering
ZyWALL features robust firewall, including stateful packet inspection, Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention, content filtering, as well as real time attack alert and logs. These powerful features prevent unauthorized access, theft, destruction and modification of data from outside hackers.

Ease of installation and Use
The Prestige 652's pre-configured factory settings benefit both the service provider and their customers, by eliminating the time and technical expertise required. With an embedded Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), all functions of the Prestige are software configurable via a user-friendly Web browser. These features dramatically reduce the capital and deployment costs for service providers and system integrators, creating a low cost, easy to deploy solution.

Multiple-flavor ADSL Standard
Designed for high-speed Internet browsing and LAN-to-LAN connections to remote networks, the Prestige 652 combines a high-speed 10/100Mbps auto-negotiating LAN interface and a high-speed ADSL port into a single package. It can support the Multi-mode ADSL standards, which allows downstream transmission rates of up to 8Mbps and upstream transmission rates of 832 Kbps. The Prestige 652 is compatible with the products manufacture by major ADSL DSLAM providers. In case of DSL service interruption, the Dial Backup feature enables no-stop Internet access by automatically switching traffic to either external analog or ISDN modem. The Dial Backup will be available soon in the third quarter.

Availability & Warranty
Available now, the Prestige 652 series include the Prestige 652R-11 and the Prestige 652R-13. The Prestige 652R-11 supports ADSL over POTS lines while the Prestige 652R-13 supports ADSL over ISDN for regions that have a substantial install base of ISDN customers. The Prestige 652 series can be purchased through ZyXEL's worldwide sales networks, including directly from the company or through the company's service provider partners. To locate a convenient ZyXEL distributor, check out ZyXEL web site at http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php. All products come with a two-year materials and workmanship warranty and plus technical support ZyXEL offers on all its products

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