ZyXEL Unveils Major Firmware Upgrade to ZyWALL 1050 Internet Security Appliance

More power to the professional VPN concentrator/UTM for SMB and Mid-Large Organizations

Hsinchu, July 30, 2007--- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today releases the latest firmware upgrade to its ZyWALL 1050 Internet Security Appliance. Engineered to provide a variety of security services on top of a robust, hardware-accelerated platform to security-aware businesses, ZyWALL 1050 integrates both IPSec VPN and SSL VPN technologies to allow the establishment of Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections among multiple locations such as remote branch offices, business partner sites and even remote workers connected to hotel hotspots.

The Kaspersky Labs-powered Anti-Virus service on ZyWALL 1050 has the world's shortest response time to help keeping viruses/malwares out of corporate networks; and the built-in SecuASIC co-processor also enables ZyWALL 1050 to deliver robust and reliable performance even under heavy networking loads. In response to the ever-evolving threats, the ZyWALL 1050 can download the latest signature/pattern files from the rock-solid ZSDN infrastructure and install them automatically to keep it up-to-date.

The ZyWALL 1050 is specially crafted to manage the use of IM/P2P applications. Through the AppPatrol dashboard, security staff can easily create fine-grained access policies to identify and restrict access levels of IM/P2P protocols for different groups of users, enforce bandwidth quota against certain P2P types and prioritize VoIP traffics to ensure the best call quality. With ZyWALL 1050, security staff can allocate bandwidth for a variety of applications or hosts, and keep track of bandwidth usage with comprehensive statistical reports.
The High Availability features of ZyWALL 1050 create a highly reliable and secure network infrastructure to minimize the impact of single-point failures and assure network availability. On the WAN side, the ZyWALL 1050 can connect multiple ISP links to ensure Internet availability in case a single ISP link becomes unreliable. The multiple-WAN load-balancing feature can also optimize the bandwidth usage over each ISP link.

The ZyWALL 1050 is available now and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. Existing customers can upgrade firmware to have exciting new features. New firmware will be available for download on ZyXEL global website by July 30, 2007. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, August 2005). ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions includes access multiplexors, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.