ZyXEL Leads in Green Technology with the World's First Green Firewall Products

Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 5, 2010 – ZyXEL has expanded its green product series with the world's first green firewall products. It re-emphasizes ZyXEL's commitment to developing products that protect the environment and also helps its users to reduce their energy costs without compromising performance.

Recognized as the 2nd Best Green Company in Asia in 2007 and honored with the CSR awards in 2008 and 2009, ZyXEL is committed to responsible environmental practices throughout the business and technology, developmental process. Striving to excel, ZyXEL not only complies with the criteria of three EU directives – WEEE, RoHS and EuP - in manufacturing environmentally responsible products, also continues to go one better in its endeavors to employ green practices on all aspects – from the initial design concept, material sourcing, and manufacturing process to final output. 

As a green enterprise, ZyXEL continues to strengthen and enhance the company's green initiative, to extend the green product series, which includes Wireless Routers, Powerline, Network Storage Appliance and Switches. The latest availability of the world's first green firewall products once again demonstrates and certifies ZyXEL's commitment to green product development as the best fulfillment of responsible, corporate citizenship for environmental protection and energy savings.

The new ZyXEL security product series, powered by ZyXEL's exclusive IntelliEnergy Green Technology, reduces power consumption by up to 80% with an intelligent power management mechanism, while maintaining the outstanding performance of the entire system. Users, particularly best for small businesses and branch offices alike, of the new security products not only benefit from exceptional performance in network system protection from a variety of Internet threats and invasions, but also profit from the exclusive green features that ensure efficient power consumption and energy savings.

"We are pleased that our company is on pace towards accomplishing its green initiative to meet our customers' needs," VP of ZyXEL's Enterprise Solution Business Unit, Alpha Chen said. "By continuing to provide environmentally friendly products shows that ZyXEL always takes the lead in developing innovative new products and features that increase energy efficiency, offer outstanding performance and meet global environmental standards."

The world's first green security product series will be available in September, 2010. To find a local ZyXEL distributor or for more information about the products, please 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. 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, http://www.zyxel.com.

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