ZyXEL ZyXEL P-334WT 802.11g Firewall Router Recognized as the Top Choice

Dubbed 'e-Zone Choice' by Hong Kong's Most Prestigious Computer Magazine, e-Zone

Hsinchu, January 19, 2005 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced that its ZyXEL P-334WT, the home 802.11g firewall router jointly developed by the company and Trend Micro, has been honored as "e-Zone Choice" by Hong Kong's best-selling e-Zone computer weekly right after its debut on the local market.

"ZyXEL's P-334WT is the first home-oriented product to neatly combine hardware platform and effective software, which offers comprehensive security features to home networks." The testing editor of e-Zone concluded. Among the four tested home routers, P-334WT demonstrated the best wireless throughput. "For its price, just the SuperSpeed and QoS bandwidth management features alone are worth the money."

Compared with the WLAN acceleration technologies from Buffalo, Netgear and Linksys, e-Zone found ZyXEL's "SuperSpeed technology" yielded the best results in wireless performance tests.

The e-Zone technical editors did not hesitate to give high marks to the QoS (Quality of Service) of ZyXEL P-334WT either. "As far as we know, P-334WT is the first home router to offer the QoS feature usually found only on high-end routers." In contrast with other home routers that only allocate "averaged" bandwidth to each connected user, ZyXEL P-334WT allows users to configure different priorities and bandwidth limits for various applications, enabling important services to have guaranteed quality.

e-Zone also noticed that the silver flat-panel surface matching the black enclosure and antenna deserve high aesthetic scores; and its six-language configuration interface also meets demands from different markets. As a result, P-334WT won the full 5.0 scores on "Innovation" and "Price", and took the "e-Zone Choice" top rank with an overall score of 4.8.

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.