ZyXEL Announces Availability of NSA-2401, Advanced Network Storage Appliance for Small Businesses

Business Network Storage Server with Enterprise-Class Dual GbE LANs and Snapshot Backup Solutions

Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 25, 2008-- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), the world's leading broadband access solution provider, has announced the availability of ZyXEL NSA-2401, an advanced network storage appliance for mission-critical business storage management. With storage capacity of up to 6TB (Terabyte), dual GbE LANs, and snapshot backup solutions, the NSA-2401 delivers high performance, high availability, and expandability of enterprise-class solutions at an affordable cost for small businesses. 

Equipped with four hot, swappable disk trays and hot spare for RAID (redundant array of independent disks) 1 and 5, the ZyXEL NSA-2401 is the industry's first four bay Network Storage Appliance for 6TB storage capacity. Data protection is particularly important should a disk fail or when data corruption occurs. The robust NSA-2401 supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 to provide solid data protection against disk failure. To ensure high data storage availability, the equipment also features dual redundant Gigabit Lan ports and an optional UPS device to offer an integrated power monitoring solution to secure businesses' valuable data.

IT staffs no longer need to spend extensive time and resources to back up terabytes of data. NSA-2401 enterprise-class snapshot backup technology enables small business users to access previous versions of files anytime they need and simply copy the previous versions from snapshot folders. The backup work will be easy and fast.

Power consumption and other green issues are quickly becoming the information technology industry's biggest challenge (In-Stat, 2008). Compared with traditional network-attached storage and storage servers, the NSA-2401 only consumes 58W in access mode and 25W in idle mode, a power reduction of 60 percent that saves cost. In low data traffic, NSA-2401 can operate in a better power efficiency by scheduling the power management automatically. Certificated by ENERGY STAR, ZyXEL NSA-2401 has been qualified by its superior power-saving efficiency. "An environment-friendly and energy-saving product has become an asset in the international marketplace," said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of Digital Home Business Unit.

In addition to secured FTP/S and HTTP/S file transmission methods, the NSA-2401 offers volume encryption with the 256-bit AES algorithm to protect confidential information. An easy setup wizard guides users step-by-step through the installation enabling deployment of a network data storage system in minutes. Platform-independent management via an intuitive, fully featured browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) is exclusively designed for SB, with limited IT support. Any unskilled user can successfully install and maintain the NSA-2401.

"An affordable, reliable, and easily maintained back-up solution will be a key for handling amounts of data across small businesses networks," said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of Digital Home Business Unit. "The network storage device provider that offers an innovative way to solve the storage management complexity with a competitive price will be in a strong market position."

ZyXEL NSA-2401 is expected to be available for local distribution in February 2009. For detail schedule of availability, please contact your local distributor. To find a local ZyXEL distributor or for more information about ZyXEL's products, visit http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions for service providers and business and home users. The company was recently named Taiwan's first "green enterprise," and is the second highest ranked "green" company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association).

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 including DSL customer premise equipment, central office equipment, Internet security appliances, switches, WLAN equipment, network-attached storage and centralized network management systems.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes 29 subsidiaries and sales offices and three research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com