ZyXEL Unveils 'SMART Global Network Security Total Solution'

Offering Punctual, Pervasive and Profound Services

Hsinchu, September 29, 2004--ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announces its "SMART Global Network Security Total Solution" designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. With functionalities fulfilling Alert, Safeguard, Response, Management, and ZyXEL Best-of-Breed Technology, the solution's punctual, pervasive and profound protection to the networks enthrones ZyXEL as few of the vendors able to offer complete ranges of information security product and services.

"As the security issues become incredibly complicated, standalone and isolated firewalls can merely keep separated gates for the corporate networks," said Albert Lee, Senior Product Manager of ZyXEL's Network Security & Applications Division. "A complete information security solution should offer complete, punctual services and management platforms in addition to excellent hardware, and turn the combination into an all-aspect stronghold to keep all threats away."

In response to the new attack models, ZyXEL creates the "mySecurityZone" alerting mechanism for providing latest security information and recommendations. Network administrators can employ the comprehensive attack signatures, latest vulnerabilities and suggested preventive actions provided by "mySecurityZone" service for daily diagnostics, while maintaining the best responsiveness should security need arises.

On the safeguard front, the well-rounded ZyXEL ZyWALL firewalls and IDP (Intrusion Detection and Prevention) products can form a security line on corporate networks. While common firewalls offer basic protections to the network, the ZyXEL IDP products provide Application Layer firewall to detect and preempt the Layer 7 packet and malware attacks before any damage caused.

For comprehensive global support and real-time response, ZyXEL established ZSDN (ZyXEL Security Distribution Network), a tightly integrated global information service infrastructure that combines mySecurityZone, myZyXEL.com, and update servers for a complete, effective security mechanism.

Additionally, ZyXEL's powerful management approach also helps reducing the network administration cost. The ZyXEL Vantage CNM (Centralized Network Management) software enables the administrators to incorporate distributed security gateways into a system, while myZyXEL.com helps consolidating asset managements and service upgrades. Through this versatile scheme, ZyXEL users are entitled to the exceptional information security products and services needed.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, July 2004). 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