Zyxel Networks launches 'Connect and Protect Plus' to empower small businesses with robust cybersecurity

The new service aims to support small businesses that want to increase the protection of their networks without changing their network infrastructure

Hsinchu, Taiwan, September 26, 2023—Zyxel Networks, the leader in delivering secure and cloud-powered networking solutions, has unveiled its new ‘Connect and Protect Plus’ (CNP+) initiative. As part of this, customers who purchase a three-year CNP+ security license will receive a complimentary WiFi 6 NWA110AX Access Point, with the option to upgrade to the NWA210AX model for a small additional fee.

According to a recent study, wireless access points ranked among the top 5 most targeted IT devices in business networks last year. Now, as businesses upgrade to WiFi 6 and WiFi 7 for faster connections with more devices, securing wireless networks has become even more crucial. Yet despite the growing security concerns, many small businesses still haven’t deployed any security measures at their wireless edge due to budget constraints, resource limitations, or reluctance to alter existing network infrastructures.

Zyxel Networks' CNP+ is a cloud-delivered security service directly attached to wireless access points to protect WiFi users. It revolutionizes network security for small businesses by offering enhanced protection through web content filtering and the prevention of unauthorized access to data streams, thereby fortifying against potential data breaches. Moreover, CNP+ solves these challenges without requiring alterations to existing systems, minimizing network reconfiguration and service disruptions. This innovative solution harnesses the power of WiFi 6/7 access points, renowned for their speed and capacity, enabling them to perform security checks traditionally handled by security gateways. It also allows convenient remote management via Zyxel Networks' Nebula cloud platform or a mobile app.

“We understand that as businesses adopt more powerful WiFi technologies, the risk landscape grows alongside it,” says Kell Lin, Senior Associate Vice President, Zyxel Networking Strategic Business Unit. “We have an established history of offering the most comprehensive networking solutions – including wired, wireless, mobile and security – to the SMB segment. Through close collaboration with SMBs, we have gained invaluable insight into their specific challenges which, combined with our security expertise, formed the motivation to bolster wireless network security with a straightforward solution such as CNP+.”

For more information on Zyxel’s CNP+ service and to take advantage of the offer, visit https://www.zyxel.com/global/en/products/endpoint-and-connectivity/ap-security-service-connect-and-protect

About Zyxel Networks

Zyxel Networks has unlocked people’s potential by connecting businesses and home users for over 30 years. Today, this means using the cloud to deliver a simplified and unified networking experience, leveraging intelligence to protect against cyberthreats that evolve by the day and offering subscriptions to help SMBs scale flexibly as they grow.

Having spun off from affiliate Zyxel Communications in 2019, we’re a global force in the networking market with an unrivalled international presence in 150 markets. We’ve shipped more than 100 million devices and are trusted by over 1 million businesses, all working smarter with Zyxel solutions.

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