ZyXEL and Trend Micro Unveil ZyXEL P-334WT for Doubled Home Network Protection

Two Security Authorities Team up to Deliver Doubled Speed, Doubled Security for Home Networks

Taipei, December 8, 2004 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, and Trend Micro Inc. today jointly demonstrated ZyXEL P-334WT, the first offspring of their collaboration for the home market. The new model has been released today by the presidents of respective companies: Dr. Shun-I Chu of ZyXEL and Mr. Steve Chang of Trend Micro. As an intelligent fusion of ZyXEL's Wireless g+ SuperSpeed technology and Trend Micro Home Network Security Services (TMSS), the new ZyXEL P-334WT will bring doubled speed and security to home networks, according to Dr. Chu and Mr. Chang.

"ZyXEL P-334WT and the g+ wireless LAN card series are milestones of ZyXEL's home networking market efforts." Dr. Chu Shun-I, the President of ZyXEL, states, "The new wireless series will provide more speed and friendlier interface to home users for easy setup and use. As the Internet environment and threats become so complicated, the home gateway security is now a serious business. We are very delighted to work with Trend Micro, the antivirus and content safety leader. With our advanced information security knowledge, the teamwork of the two companies will promise more protection and peace-of-mind to the home networking market."

"As the threats from the Internet become ubiquitous, home network security has emerged as one of the hottest issues. In this situation, antivirus software alone would not be sufficient for an effective protective frontline." Mr. Steve Chang, the President of Trend Micro, also indicates. "Building the network security measures into the gateway will offer enhanced protection to home users, and create a worry-free Internet stronghold for them. With the tight collaboration between Trend Micro and ZyXEL, we were able to embed the TMSS features - network virus suppression, hacker blockade, and security vulnerability assessment into ZyXEL P-334WT. The home users will be informed of the real-time status of their computers and network security for more protection."

ZyXEL P-334WT employs ZyXEL's Wireless g+ SuperSpeed technology, which boosts the data transfer rate up to the amazing 125Mbps if paired with ZyXEL's g+ Series network interface cards. ZyXEL P-334WT has the SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewall features built-in, which effectively blocks the unidentified network activities, and the Trend Micro Home Network Security Services further doubles the security for home networks.

ZyXEL P-334WT features ZyXEL's "One-Touch" Intelligent Security Technology, which establishes highest-level security between the access point and ZyXEL Wireless g+ Series network interface cards. In addition, ZyXEL P-334WT also provides WEP and WPA wireless encryption mechanisms to ensure the highest possible data integrity. More information on ZyXEL P-334WT please visit 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 one of the world's leading broadband access solution vendors. 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.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold through corporate and value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit our Web site, www.trendmicro.com