ZyXEL Next-Generation UTM Firewalls Accelerate Security for SMB

New Series Offers SMBs Gigabit Throughput,Sophisticated Malware Protection, and Intelligent Application Control

June 5th, 2014 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, today introduced its new USG (Unified Security Gateway) Series of high-performance Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) that deliver deep, sophisticated anti-malware protection and social networking control while ensuring optimal network performance. The Advanced Series (USG 110, USG210, and USG310) offers specific features to provide secure and always-online network protection for small-to-medium-sized businesses. The Performance Series (USG40, USG40W, USG60, and USG60W) offers truly integrated security for remote offices, retail locations and small businesses. 

ZyXEL is a global leader in broadband networking technology, providing a wide portfolio of wired and wireless network solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers to small- and medium-sized businesses and home users.

As the popularity of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and cloud-based apps (applications) accelerate, and increasingly sophisticated and pernicious Internet-borne threats arise, robust, feature-rich, and easy-to-manage protection systems have become vital for every business. ZyXEL’s new series of NGFWs address this need, delivering comprehensive protection both for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

“Not only are our Next-Generation Firewalls perfect for businesses, but they offer our Channel Partners easy-to-sell and essential devices for SMBs that can provide new revenue streams,” said Wayne Hwang, AVP of ZyXEL Gateway Business Unit. “In addition to their numerous features, our latest USGs are aggressively priced with no hidden fees, offer enhanced service management for new and recurring license sales, are simple to manage and deploy, and give resellers a one-stop shop for security and communications solutions that are fully compatible and share the same easy-to-use operating system,” Wayne Hwang concluded.

ZyXEL’s new USG Series addresses the complex issues facing today’s businesses. The USGs feature deep, sophisticated anti-malware from industry-leading technology partners like Kaspersky; and granular social networking control with next-generation application intelligence and optimization technology. ZyXEL’s NGFWs remove the worry over threats, spam or social networking sites decreasing productivity.

Their integrated WLAN controller supports CAPWAP (Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points), and enables centralized authentication and access management of Wi-Fi AP in the network. Users can easily scale up the WLAN and centrally manage Wi-Fi AP in the network without needing to purchase an additional WLAN controller.

The all-new USG Series is built with a completely new hardware and software platform to deliver class-leading firewall, VPN, and UTM throughputs. Users can enjoy high-speed networking while resting assures that the network is protected at all times. In addition to the Advanced and Performance Series, ZyXEL also has the Extreme Series to fulfill the security needs for medium to large business.

For product availability and a complete list of product features, please contact your local sales representatives or visit Next-Gen USG Performance series and Next-Gen USG Advanced series on the ZyXEL global Web site.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.

Founded in 1989, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telco’s, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include central office equipment, customer premises equipment, wired and wireless access network devices, and carrier switches. SMB and enterprise solutions include unified security gateways, LAN switches, and WLAN. Digital home solutions include network connectivity devices and multimedia solutions.