Zyxel named a finalist in the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Awards

Company’s versatile NebulaFlex networks solutions recognized in the 2018 wireless networking category


Hsinchu Taiwan, 14 November 2018 — Zyxel Communications today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Zyxel as a finalist in the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. Zyxel’s NebulaFlex™ took top honors in the Wireless Networking category.

Ideal for growing small- to medium-sized businesses, NebulaFlex is a powerful feature that is available on Zyxel’s GS1920 and XGS1930 Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Switches and NWA-series access points. NebulaFlex provides maximum versatility for supported Zyxel networking devices by enabling them to be managed individually as traditional standalone access points and switches or easily switched to be managed in a larger Cloud-managed network infrastructure without any monthly or annual fees.

Using NebulaFlex, users can easily switch from managing multiple standalone access points and switches to a cloud-managed network infrastructure utilizing the intuitive and scalable Nebula Cloud Management Solution. Zero-touch hardware provisioning and centralized remote management make the system easy to deploy and manage by organizations without extensive IT expertise. Zyxel’s Nebula Cloud gives users 24/7 access to the Nebula dashboard, device/client monitoring, event logs, and more from anywhere in the world at no extra cost.

“NebulaFlex provides resellers and service providers with high-performance business-class wireless access points and switches that offer unparalleled flexibility in deployment and management,” explained Shawn Rogers, Market Development Manager at Zyxel. “The ability to transition standalone networking devices into a managed solution can provide new add-on service and revenue growth opportunities for solution providers as the network requirements of their customers grow.”

“Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators. The Zyxel family of NebulaFlex access points and Gigabit Ethernet switches are available now through all Zyxel authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners.

About Zyxel Communications
Focused on innovation and customer-centric technology and service, Zyxel Communications has been connecting people to the Internet for nearly 30 years. Our ability to adapt and innovate with networking technology places us at the forefront of the drive to create connectivity for telcos and service providers as well as businesses and home users.

Zyxel is a global force in today’s communications market with an unrivalled international presence that includes:

-    150 markets served
-    1,500 passionate associates
-    700,000 businesses working smarter with Zyxel solutions
-    100 million devices creating global connections

Today, Zyxel is building the networks of tomorrow, unlocking potential, and meeting the needs of the modern workplace — powering people at work, life, and play.

Zyxel, Your Networking Ally.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users.

Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com


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