ZyXEL Announces ZyWALL Remote Security Client

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 20, 2004-- ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI: 2391.TW), a leading broadband access and Internet security solutions provider, today announced immediate availability of its ZyWALL Remote Security Client software. Integrating seamlessly with the latest IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology, the ZyWALL Remote Security Client will allow fast and secure connection between two sites, and may be used with any popular IPSec-compliant gateway.

The ZyWALL Remote Security Client is an easy-to-use remote working software. The product allows a remote user to establish a private tunnel over a public network between two geographically dispersed locations. Through the encryption and authentication, users can secure arbitrary Internet connections, such as remote working, remote administration, file transfer, sending and receiving e-mail and encrypted WLAN traffic. This application is cost-effective and readily portable to others, allowing businesses to operate smarter, and to obtain competitive advantages.

The ZyWALL Remote Security Client supports market leading embedded operating systems, such as Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000 and XP. The product also supports the industry's latest Internet standards, including IPv6, NAT Traversal, and robust PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), and can be used with various popular VPN gateways and PKI products.

Available now, the ZyWALL Remote Security Client is an optional buy when purchasing ZyXEL ZyWALL series Internet Security Appliances. All of the ZyWALL products are distributed through ZyXEL's global network of authorized distributors. To find ZyXEL resellers in a specific area, check http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php. More information on the ZyXEL Internet Security Appliance, visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/category.php?indexFlagvalue=1021873683.

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.