ZyXEL GS-2724 24-Port Managed Layer 3 Gigabit Switch Enables a Highly Reliable and Affordable Gigabit Performance for SMB/SME

Hsinchu, August 29, 2007--ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announces its GS-2724 24-port Managed L3 Gigabit Switch. The GS-2724 is designed for SMB/SME networks to enjoy multifunctional Gigabit backbone connectivity. With wire-speed Gigabit switching architecture, along with impressive VoIP, QoS and security performance, the GS-2724 is not only a cost-effective platform for SMB/SME to deploy a L2/L3 network, but also a wise investment toward a future-proof office network.

ZyXEL GS-2724 features 1U-height, 19-inch rack-mount design. The GS-2724 comes with 24 standard 100/1000 RJ-45 ports, including 4 dual-personality GbE interfaces (100/1000Mbps RJ-45 ports or SFP open slots). The GS-2724 enables 48Gbps non-blocking switching fabric at a 35.7 million packet-per-second forwarding rate and wire-speed performance to deliver high performance network.

As "Triple Play" multimedia applications become commonplace, ZyXEL GS-2724 has been loaded with powerful QoS and VLAN functions to ensure smooth operation. ZyXEL GS-2724 comes with valued-added features that optimize traffic prioritization for services like VoIP, video conferencing and streaming in business environments; while quality of time-sensitive applications is ensured by eight orchestrated priority queues and the WRR/SPQ scheduling algorithm. Moreover, different services can be assigned to specific VLANs and configured with different priorities for traffic management.

ZyXEL GS-2724 also comes with robust security design. With Multi-layer ACL that provides L2/L3/L4 indicators for network traffic policies, the GS-2724 is capable of stringent protection. Intrusion Lock deters intruder while MAC freeze, static MAC forwarding and MAC filtering performs additional protection. 802.1Q VLAN separates traffics into different virtual LANs to protect business-critical information, and 802.1x further facilitates the assignment of VLAN as well as bandwidth allocation.

ZyXEL GS-2724 supports ZyXEL's iStacking clustered administration technology that enables them to search and connect to other iStacking-capable ZyXEL switches. This approach allows administrators to easily manage up to 24 switches with just one IP address. For more information on GS-2724 please visit http://www.zyxel.com

Available now, ZyXEL GS-2724 can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world's leading broadband access solution providers. ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions includes access multiplexers, 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.