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ZyXEL Unveils USG 1000 for SMB/Mid-Large Organizations

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 24, 2007-- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today released its latest ZyWALL USG 1000 Unified Security Gateway, combining a variety of security and VPN services with an innovative and robust architecture. ZyWALL USG 1000 has integrated both its IPSec VPN and SSL VPN technologies to allow the establishment of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for SMB and Mid to Large-sized businesses. The application patrol, for managing the use of IM/P2P applications and HA (High Availability) features, provide a new level of security for all businesses needs.

With high flexibility, the ZyWALL USG 1000 establishes secure IPSec and/or SSL communication tunnels amongst multiple locations such as remote branch offices, business partner sites and even unreliable hotel hotspots. Communication channels are securely encrypted so that information leakage and data theft can be mitigated while transmitting confidential information over insecure networks such as the Internet. Integrated with cutting-edge technologies on a robust platform, the ZyWALL USG 1000 provides multi-layered security protection, and its Kaspersky-powered anti-virus service, has the world's shortest response time to help keeping viruses or malware out of corporate networks.

The ZyWALL USG 1000 is specially crafted to manage the use of IM/P2P applications. Through the AppPatrol dashboard, security staff can easily create fine-grained IM/P2P access policies to identify and restrict access levels of IM/P2P protocols for different user groups, enforce bandwidth quota against certain P2P types and prioritize VOIP traffic to ensure the best call quality. Security staff can also allocate bandwidth to a variety of applications or hosts, and keep track of its usage with comprehensive statistical reports.

The High Availability features of ZyWALL USG 1000 create a highly reliable and secure network infrastructure to minimize the impact of single-point failures for assuring network availability. On the WAN side, it can connect multiple ISP links to ensure Internet availability in case a single ISP link becomes unreliable. Its multiple-WAN load-balancing feature can also optimize the bandwidth usage over each ISP link.

The ZyWALL USG 1000 has been available now and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest to your location, visit

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corporation is a public company registered with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE 2391) and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.  It's the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat Research and Consulting, 2006).
ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexers, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, and enable 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.