ZyXEL Releases Dimension ES-2024 Layer 2 Ethernet Switch for Secured, Efficient Network for SMB

(Hsinchu, April 8, 2004) ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today unveils the Dimension ES-2024 Layer 2 managed Ethernet switch. Dimension ES-2024 boasts easy management and a comprehensive security mechanism that empowers small- and medium-sized business to take advantage of network connections with ease, safety, and outstanding efficiency.

Dimension ES-2024 comes in a 1U height, 19" rack-mount form factor with 24 10/100 RJ-45 Ethernet ports. In addition, it sports two mini-GBIC Ethernet slots as standard SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) fiber-optic interface, as well as two fixed copper-wire RJ-45 Gigabit (1000BaseT RJ-45) Ethernet ports. Network administrators are free to choose mini-GBIC SX, LX, LHX, ZX transceiver, or 100/1000 RJ-45 ports for constructing the corporate backbone as the needs arise.

Dimension ES-2024 supports ZyXEL's clustering network management features dubbed "ZyXEL iStacking(tm)". With the software-based stacking technology, Dimension ES-2024 is able to detect the fellow iStacking(tm)-compatible ZyXEL switches on the same domain automatically, where up to 24 switches can be managed with just one IP address. Through the centralized Web or Telnet administration interface, the IT staff can configure, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot all the ZyXEL switches on the network remotely, thus significantly reduces the efforts and costs involved for maintenance and support.

On the security front, Dimension ES-2024 supports 802.1x user and device authentication for dynamic port-based security to prevent unauthorized clients from gaining access to the network. Moreover, the Dimension ES-2024 can secure the access to a port according to designated MAC address; thereby eliminates associated administrative overhead.

The powerful features of ZyXEL Dimension ES-2024 have been integrated on the ZyNOS platform, which offers cutting-edge Layer 2 switching technologies such as IEEE 802.1p/1Q, 802.1w and 802.3ad, etc. Aside from the proven performance, the ZyNOS kernel enables ZyXEL switches of excellent expandability and upgradeability for stable, reliable, and effective business networks. More information on Dimension ES-2024 please visit http://www.zyxel.com/product/model.php?indexcate=1079600681&indexFlagvalue=1028014886

ZyXEL Dimension ES-2024 is currently available and 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/wherebuy/index.php.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world's leading broadband access solution vendors. 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.