ZyXEL P-334WT 802.11g Firewall Router Ranked Top by PC Buyer

Enthroned as 'Editor's Choice' by Hong Kong's Leading PC Buyer Magazine

Hsinchu, January 18, 2005 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced that its ZyXEL P-334WT, the 802.11g home firewall router jointly developed by the company and Trend Micro, has been endorsed by Hong Kong's PC Buyer magazine as its "Editor's Choice".

According to PC Buyer, ZyXEL P-334WT proved itself first-class with high wireless performance, rock-solid firewall, TMSS security feature from Trend Micro, "One-Touch" security configuration and MBM (Multimedia Bandwidth Management) features that earned the highest scores in the tests conducted by the magazine.

"The 'g+ SuperSpeed' acceleration technology built into ZyXEL P-334WT can achieve a throughput of up to 125Mbps that dramatically improves the transmission efficiency." The PC Buyer editor explains. "What make 'g+ SuperSpeed' stand out from the 108Mbps 'SuperG' crowd is that it doesn't occupy two wireless channels, and it disturbs nearby WLANs less."

In addition to "g+ SuperSpeed" acceleration, the robust SPI firewall and Trend Micro's TMSS security features provided by ZyXEL P-334WT equally impressed the PC Buyer editors. These designs not only reduce the risk from network infection and attacks, and the content filter from Parental Control function can even download the blocked URL list from the Trend Micro Web site, much easier then entering the inappropriate URLs manually, as on similar devices from other makers.

PC Buyer also praised the wireless security and network management of ZyXEL P-334WT. "More than just 256-bit WEP and WPA wireless encryption, P-334WT's OTIST (One-Touch Intelligent Security Technology) allows users to set up the highest-level wireless connection in just one click." The editor continues, "And the MBM function can assign different priorities to various applications and guarantees the critical ones, such as video streaming or online games, to have the optimum performance."

About ZyXEL P-334WT
ZyXEL P-334WT is an 802.11g wireless firewall router designed for home users. P-334WT features ZyXEL's "Wireless g+ SuperSpeed" technology to offer a throughput of up to 125Mbps; and the "One-Touch" Intelligent Security Technology (OTIST) enables P-334WT and ZyXEL g+ Wireless adapters to establish connections of the highest-level security automatically. Plus the TMSS (Trend Micro Home Network Security Services) service from Trend Micro, P-334WT is capable of offering doubled speed and doubled security to home WLAN users. For more information, please visit the ZyXEL Web site at http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1102502636&indexFlagvalue=1021876908
ZyXEL P-334WT is available now and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, July 2004). 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.