ZyXEL Integrates Kaspersky Lab’s Technologies into Next-Generation UTM Firewalls

Sep 22, 2014 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications and Kaspersky Lab are glad to announce that the newly introduced line of ZyXEL’s next-generation UTM firewalls are integrated with Kaspersky Lab’s breakthrough anti-malware technologies. This integration and long-term cooperation bring comprehensive and real-time protection against malware threats for business networks.

ZyXEL is a global leader in broadband networking technology, providing a wide portfolio of wired and wireless network solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers to small- and medium-sized businesses and home users.

The newly introduced ZyXEL’s Next Generation UTM, USG (Unified Security Gateway) series, combines high performance speeds with an comprehensive feature set that address the complex issues facing today’s businesses. Business no longer need to worry about network threats, spam or social networking sites decreasing productivity. The all-new USG Series is built with a completely new hardware and software platform to deliver class-leading firewall, VPN, and UTM throughputs. Users can enjoy high-speed networking while resting assure that the network is protected at all times.

ZyXEL’s USG series is arranged into three series: Extreme (USG1100 and USG1900), which provides high availability, robust service and simplified management for medium to large sized businesses, Advanced (USG110, USG210, and USG310), which offers specific features to provide secure and always-online network protection for small-to-medium-sized businesses, and Performance (USG40, USG40W, USG60, and USG60W) that offers truly integrated security for remote offices, retail locations and small businesses. The complete USG line is equipped with Kaspersky's SafeStream II technology, which empowers the system administrators to achieve the best level of security within their networks without hindering the performance and quality of service.

By taking the full advantage of Kaspersky Lab’s cloud-enabled security intelligence, SafeStream II enables ZyXEL's Next Generation USGs to filter the most dangerous and widespread malware from network traffic at wire speed. Among the threats successfully blocked are viruses, worms, Trojans, zero-day exploits, malicious web-sites and harmful HTML scripts, and malicious activity of mobile applications.

“In today’s information-intense digital environment there’s always a huge amount of network traffic, which has to be handled efficiently, precisely and safely. Our technology solution, integrated into the hardware of ZyXEL’s gateways along with constantly updated signature databases, allows our solution to filter the majority of malicious objects from network traffic with high speed and precision that ensures the peace of mind for network users and administrators,” said Nikita Shvetsov, acting Chief Technology Officer, Kaspersky Lab.

“Karspersky Lab is a reliable long-term partner whose advanced technologies provide complete anti-malware protection in our USG series. Powered by SafeStream II, the ZyXEL USG series offers strong protection at the gateway level, preventing security threats caused by careless out-of-date endpoints or new devices that lack protection software. ZyXEL will continue to closely integrate Karspersky’s new technologies into our security appliances, facilitating robust, up-to-date protection for our customers’ business networks,” said Wayne Hwang, AVP of Gateway Strategic BU, ZyXEL.

To learn more about ZyXEL USG Series, please click here.
To read more about Kaspersky Safe Stream II technology, please click the link.

About ZyXEL Communications Corp.
Founded in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipment, Customer Premise Equipment, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions. Learn more at www.zyxel.com.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.