ZyXEL to Unveil New IPSec VPN Firewall for Telecommuter, SOHO, SMB, and Corporate

The ZyWALL Series Feature Differing Numbers of VPN Tunnels, Providing Tailored Alternatives to Lease Lines

Hannover, March 13, 2002 -- ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW) a leading broadband access solution provider, today announced that it will unveil its latest ZyWALL firewall solutions at CeBIT 2002 in Hannover from March 13-20 in Hall 16, B01.

To view ZyXEL Virtual Booth visit http://www.zyxel.com/news/cebit2002/vindex.htm

Using the ICSA certified ZyNOS operating system, the ZyWALL 1, ZyWALL 10, ZyWALL 50, ZyWALL 100 and ZyWALL 200 are scaled to allow home, business or corporate users to purchase a firewall with the exact number of VPN tunnels a user requires.

ZyWALL's IPSec VPN uses data encryption to provide transparent and secure transmission over the Internet between two or more sites. Not only does this translate into secure protection for data, it also provides immense cost savings by eliminating costly leased lines. The number of VPN Tunnels offered by ZyWALL corresponds to the model number of each product.

Robust Firewall and Content Filtering
ZyWALL features robust firewall, including stateful packet inspection and Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention, as well as Internet content filtering. These powerful features prevent unauthorized access, theft, destruction and modification of data from outside hackers, while effectively monitor and control employees or users who access nonproductive or improper Web content.

ZyWALL Family - Different Applications, Same Protection
ZyWALL 1 offers 1 IPSec VPN Tunnel, and is designed for telecommuters or home office users to access main office resources and transmit data securely. When installed, the ZyWALL 1 protects personal passwords, credit cards and account information from hackers making it a powerful and economic solution, ideal for 1-5 LAN users.

ZyWALL 10, the first product in the series to be released, has gained attention as a powerful SOHO solution capable of providing essential security for branch or remote offices that conduct critical business over the Internet. ZyWALL 10 features 10 IPSec VPN tunnels and is ideal for 5-25 LAN users.

ZyWALL 50 and ZyWALL 100 are the two business-class security gateways designed to service the small to medium sized businesses with 50 and 100 IPSec VPN. The ZyWALL 50 and ZyWALL 100 are recommended for 100 and 500 business users to provide complete security solutions and to protect users' office Intranets while efficiently managing data on the network.

ZyWALL 200 is recommended for 500-600 corporate users to provide complete security solutions. The ZyWALL 200 provides 200 IPSec VPN tunnels and to protect network security on corporate Intranets.

Additionally, the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) port on the ZyWALL 100 and 200 allows users on the Internet to access information on multiple public servers, such as web or mail servers, while maintaining the security of the private LAN. An RS-232 WAN port allows the user to connect to a modem/TA as a dial backup if the broadband access circuit breaks up.

"The ZyWALL solution represents a significant cost savings for business users. By removing a leased line between remote offices, and guaranteeing the security of transmission, the products pay for themselves in a short amount of time," said Tony Hsu, vice president of CPE Business Unit at ZyXEL. "A less obvious but equally important benefit is the efficiency the products provide by establishing company Internet protocols, such as limiting Web surfing to increase employee productivity, or limiting the temptation to view questionable content which can result in costly legal problems."

The ZyWALL 1, 10, 50, 100 are currently available and the ZyWALL 200 is scheduled to be available in the third quarter. To find ZyXEL resellers in a specific area, check http://www.zyxel.com/where/index.htm. More information on the ZyWALL products, visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/security/index.htm. All products come with a two-year materials and workmanship warranty and come with the excellent support that ZyXEL offers on all of it products

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's leading broadband access solution provider. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only industry leaders, but consistently win acclaim and are selected by worldwide telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Chunghwa Telecom (TAI:2412.TW), Deutsche Telekom, EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Sprint, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.