Introducing the new USG FLEX Series
Whether your business is small or mid-sized, onsite, or employees telecommuting, a business office network has to offer employees not just connectivity but also security. We are introducing the latest USG FLEX Series - a newly designed platform capable of up to 1.25x firewall performance improvement and 5x UTM performance gain.
The USG FLEX Series supports IPsec, SSL, and L2TP-based VPNs, making it an ideal solution for providing a secure network to access remote or home-based workers. Zero-configuration remote access removes complicated setup challenges making it easier for employees to establish VPN connections to the office without the need for IT support.
Higher Detection Threats Rate
The USG FLEX Series supports advanced Anti-Malware with cloud query express mode. The cloud query with high detection rate helps verify the file hash within seconds.
Zyxel partners with industry leading security experts to deliver top-grade security in one-box. We leverage a multiple-source database to increase malware coverage. This increases the accuracy in threat detection.
USG FLEX is designed with multi-layer protection against many types of threats. Examples of external protection include USG FLEX’s URL Threat Filter, Anti-Malware, and Intrusion Prevention. Internal protection features include Application Patrol and Web Filtering which restrict users' inappropriate application usage or web access.
The newly designed platform is capable of up to 125% firewall performance improvement. The USG FLEX maximizes UTM firewall performance by minimizing power usage. Results of an additional 500% UTM performance have been observed with cloud query express mode.
Working remotely and securely is as easy as 1-2-3
With the rising trend in working remotely, USG FLEX offers IPsec, SSL or L2TP based VPNs to provide flexible secure network options for many of the common operating systems.
Users will be able to migrate existing, unexpired USG licenses to the new USG FLEX hardware. There is no need to purchase licenses from scratch. Users can also choose single license configurations where the need arises for Web Filtering, Anti-Malware, and many more.
User-friendly analytics reporting
The USG FLEX Series dashboard offers user-friendly traffic summary and threat statistic visuals. Used in conjunction with SecuReporter (Included with bundled licensing), custom monthly reports on threats, bandwidth usage, and user sites visited can be summarized and delivered each month.
Zyxel USG FLEX Series not only can protect your network, but it also supports hospitality features including hotspot guest network access and can function as an access point controller for quick configuration and deployment of WiFi networks.
Licenses and Services
|License Service||Included Bundled License||Renewal Bundled License||A-la-carte License|
|Managed AP Service||Yes (30-Day Trial)||Yes (1 Year)||Yes (Qty based)|
|Hotspot Management *2||Yes (30-Day Trial)||Yes (1 Year)||Yes (Perpetual)|
|Concurrent Device||Yes (30-Day Trial)||Yes (1 Year)||Yes (Qty based) *3|
1* Will include Email Security license service
2* Hotspot Management is available on USG FLEX 200/500 only
3* Allowing additional connected clients is available to USG FLEX 500 only
|Web Filtering||Block access to malicious or risky websites|
|IPS (IDP)||Deep-packet inspection against known attacks from Network|
|Application Patrol||Automatically categorize and manage the network application usage|
|Anti-Malware||Scan files at the gateway or Zyxel security cloud for malware and other threats|
|Email Security||Fast detection to block spam/phishing mail with malicious content|
|SecuReporter||Cloud-based intelligent analytics and report|
|Managed AP Service||AP auto discovery and provisioning|
|Hotspot Management||Various Network Access Control|
|Concurrent Device||Increased number of connected clients|
The Zyxel Family of Firewalls
Zyxel offers five families of firewalls to meet varying needs, as follows:
Zyxel VPN (Virtual Private Network) Firewall product family has all of the basics that you need for a working from home solution.Learn More
Zyxel USG (Universal Security Gateway) Firewalls have all of the features of the VPN firewalls plus the ability to detect and block malware like viruses.Learn More
Zyxel ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) Firewalls provide the highest level of security protection. ATP firewalls provide all of the features of USG plus Sandboxing which is an “artificial intelligence” type of capability to detect previously unidentified malware.Learn More
Zyxel USG FLEX maximizes UTM firewall performance using the power of cloud UTM. USG FLEX offers flexible VPN options (IPsec, SSL or L2TP) to provide flexible secure remote access for remote working and management.Learn More
Zyxel NSG (Nebula Security Gateway) Firewalls provide most functions of USG firewalls, but managed through the Zyxel Nebula cloud network management platform. NSG Firewalls are designed to be configured completely remotely, ideal for social distancing measures. A Zyxel NSG device can be shipped directly to a home or office, and remotely configured after it has been plugged into the internet.Learn More
Mix and match – Zyxel Firewalls will all interconnect with each other. For example, an ATP firewall could be installed in the office while more basic VPN firewalls could be installed in homes. Zyxel firewalls can also work with many other firewall brands because we are certified by ICSA for interoperability. For example, a Zyxel firewall can be used in a home to connect to another brand of ICSA certified firewall in the office. IPSec and SSL can also be mixed on a single firewall – some home users could connect to the office with IPSec while others connect with SSL.
Here is a guide to the number of remote connections that each Zyxel firewall model can handle. This will help you to choose the model that best matches your needs or the needs of your customer. Usability of the maximum number of VPN connections may vary depending on the speed of the internet connection that is used, especially the upload speed from the office out to staff working from home.
Office Firewall Capacity
|Maximum Concurrent IPSec Tunnels (Included with Gateway)||L2TP Over IPSec (Tablets/Phones)||Maximum Concurrent SSL Tunnels||Default Concurrent SSL Tunnels|
|USG FLEX 100||40||☑️||30||30|
|USG FLEX 200||100||☑️||60||60|
|USG FLEX 500||300||☑️||150||150|
* Increased with latest Firmware (Please Request from Tech Support for Supported Firmware)
Office Firewalls for additional SSL Tunnel Licenses
5 Additional SSL Tunnels on Firewall
|License Part Code||ICSSL5USGZW||ICSSL10USGZW||ICSSL50USGZW|
|USG FLEX 100||Included||Included||Included|
|USG FLEX 200||Included||Included||Included|
|USG FLEX 500||Included||Included||Included|
Zyxel SecuExtender Remote User Licenses
|1 Client||ZyWALLVPN||-||Free Download||SSLVPNOSX1|
|10 Clients||ZyWALLVPN10||-||Free Download||SSLVPNOSX10|
|50 Clients||ZyWALLVPN50||-||Free Download||-|
**IPSec options for Mac users include 3rd party software like VPN Tracker, L2TP over IPSec in Mac OS, or using a gateway line VPN2S at home.
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