Big Security for Small Businesses

ZyXEL's New ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series Ensures Optimal Network Protection and Performance for Small Businesses

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 1, 2010 – ZyXEL Communications, the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, announces today, the ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series. The latest Unified Security Gateway Series which provides integrated, complete, and advanced enterprise-class solutions to help satisfy the security needs of small businesses.

As network demand and usage rapidly increases for businesses, then network threats also become an unavoidable problem that businesses must deal with. For small businesses without a dedicated IT team, how to overcome the challenge of protecting their networks is one the most important issues they have to face. Small businesses, like large companies, cannot afford to put their customers' records, financial information, intellectual property and other critical resources at risk in this network environment. With the new ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series, it is easy for small businesses to meet all of these security demands and needs, while having optimum protection.

Powered with an integrated, high-performance security processor and a proven Gigabit fiber architecture, the new ZyWALL USG50/20/20W Series features real-time inspection during operation of the content filter with granular control. It ensures that all content flowing through the network is seamlessly and flawlessly inspected and that network threats are blocked without hampering the throughput efficiency, simultaneously optimizing protection and performance, while filtering applications, such as file loading, e-mailing and information searches, are processed at higher speeds. Meanwhile, the unique clean-traffic feature for inspection also protects the network against risks such as viruses and other internet threats to assure business operation efficiency and high network performance.

Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, has become popular with people to communicate and share information and they are also good marketing tools to deliver product or service information to customers for businesses. According to research, 77% of people connect to Facebook while at work and some of them use Facebook for as much as two hours per day at the workplace. Social media usage by employees for personal reasons may cause an employee's productivity to suffer, increase bandwidth waste, and also increase scareware threats to their employer's business. With the maximum protection and performance provided by the ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series, business productivity and efficiency are maximized while not violating any human resource policies.

While non-stop network security protection is a must-have, small businesses will have to measure the trade-offs between energy savings and performance. The ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series, as the world's first green security products, incorporate power saving features to effectively reduce energy costs through smart power consumption management. Powered by ZyXEL's exclusive IntelliEnergy Green Technology, the ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series can automatically detect network traffic, link status and temperature and then adjust the power consumption accordingly. This "Green Technology" will benefit businesses in reducing their power consumption by up to 80%.

As network threats increase in number and sophistication, small businesses, even with limited resources, will still need this continuously updated protection while minimizing costs. The USG 50/20/20W Series provides lifetime care that protects your IT investments. Customers can download up-to-date firmware on ZyXEL's website without any additional cost for the duration of the product's life. No complicated effort or additional expense is involved. 

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About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions of Telco, SME/Enterprise, and Digital Home for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Wired and Wireless Access Network Equipments, Networking Customer Premises Equipments, and Carrier Switches. SME and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes more than 30 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website,

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