ZyXEL Unveils Next Generation 8-in-1 ZyWALL UTM with the World's First Antivirus/IDP Acceleration Card to Boost Security and Performance

Hsinchu, September 8, 2005-ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced its next generation ZyWALL UTM (Unified Threat Management) series, incorporating eight security features strongly demanded by SMBs, such as Firewall, IDP (intrusion detection and prevention), Anti-Spam and antivirus. In addition, the new product boasts ZyXEL's world-first Network Security Turbo Card to boost overall throughput by amazing 20 times. The installation of ZyWALL UTM is easy too: it takes just six essential steps in six minutes to deploy the robust information security appliance, providing the best security solution to meet SMBs' growing needs.

"It's a right move for small and medium-sized businesses with restricted budget and resource to employ all-in-one security appliances," said Kerming Chen, ZyXEL's VP of SMB & Consumer Business Unit. "All the security features can be set up at once to relieve complicated installation and managing diverse devices from the MIS staffs. As a bonus, there is a free trial period of Anti-Spam and antivirus solutions as long as maximum six months, giving the tight-budgeted SMBs longer protection time than competing products."

"Many SMB IT staffs thought deploying an UTM will solve all security annoyances in one shot. However, they often overlooked the fact that the throughput of many SMB-class UTMs would drop significantly to below pathetic 1Mbps with Layer 7 protections activated. Therefore it would become the bottleneck of the network, paralyzing the network before providing any benefit," continued Chen. "The latest ZyWALL UTM leads the pack with our world-first SecuASIC acceleration chip, capable of maintaining the performance 20 times faster than competition even with all 8 security features enabled. With ZyWALL UTM, SMBs can fortify networks without sacrificing decent data throughput required by future media-rich applications."

Based on the latest ZyNOS4 network operating system, the new ZyWALL UTM series integrates comprehensive Firewall, IPSec VPN, Dual WAN Load Balancing, Bandwidth Management, Content Filtering, IDP (Intrusion Detection and Prevention), Mailshell Gateway Anti-Spam and Kaspersky antivirus solution in a box to satisfy SMB security needs.

To ensure the throughput of ZyWALL UTM even with 8 security features activated simultaneously, ZyXEL embeds the world-first antivirus/IDP chip into the ZyWALL Turbo acceleration card designed exclusively for ZyWALL UTM. The SecuASIC chip employs the advanced DFA (Deterministic Finite Automata) algorithm and CPI (Complete Packet Inspection) technologies to maintain the speed and accuracy regardless of the amount of increasing signatures being matched. Better yet, there's even no size limit to the files being scanned.

Despite the powerful security features, the installation and management of ZyWALL UTM series are surprisingly easy. Network administrators can deploy the appliance with six simple operations dubbed the acronym "S-E-C-U-R-E" in just six minutes, without altering existing network infrastructure and configuration.

From the ZyXEL Security Distribution Network, ZyWALL UTM users will be able to download the latest virus and attack signatures to respond quickly and effectively to the escalating network threats and cyber attacks. For more information, please visit the ZyXEL Web site at http://www.zyxel.com.tw/.


The ZyXEL ZyWALL UTM series has three models designed for businesses and offices of different scales. All ZyWALL models have been certified by ICSA, and can ensure compatibility with major firewall brands in the market.


  • ZyWALL 70: designed for SMB headquarters with approximately 100 users. Features dual WAN ports, 4 dedicated DMZ ports, 1 LAN port, 1 back panel extension card slot for acceleration card; 100 IPSec VPN tunnels.
  • ZyWALL 35: suitable for SMB branch office with approximately 30 users. Features dual WAN ports, 4 LAN/DMZ ports, 1 back panel extension card slot for acceleration card; 35 IPSec VPN tunnels.
  • ZyWALL 5: solution for SMB branch office with approximately 10 users. Features 1 WAN port, 4 LAN/DMZ port, 1 back panel extension card slot for acceleration card; 10 IP Sec VPN tunnels.

ZyWALL UTM series is currently available through ZyXEL's global sales network, system integrators or value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php..

About ZyXEL "SMART Global Network Security Total Solution"
ZyXEL has created "SMART Global Network Security Total Solution" with Alert, Prevention, Response, Management, and ZyXEL best-of-breed Technology. The "mySecurityZone" service distributes comprehensive attack signatures for alerting and identifying the latest vulnerabilities, and suggests steps of preventive actions. With ZyWALL firewall, UTM and IDP products working together to reinforce corporate networks, ZyXEL also integrates mySecurityZone, myZyXEL.com and update server services in ZyXEL Security Distribution Network (ZSDN). Moreover, ZyXEL provides Vantage CNM software and myZyXEL.com service platform for asset managements and service upgrades. Through this well-rounded scheme, ZyXEL users are entitled to the exceptional information security products and services they deserve.

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.