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Zyxel Boosts Speed, Usability and Security of SD-WAN

SD-WAN Delivers Nearly 20-Fold Increase in Site-to-Site Data Communication Speeds for SMBs

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(May 29, 2019)--Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced several performance and feature enhancements to Zyxel SD-WAN. Zyxel SD-WAN allows SMBs to leverage the power of the Cloud with a centrally-managed solution that increases performance, lowers costs and is more agile when compared to MPLS networks.

Zyxel SD-WAN provides a reliable and secure WAN through an annual software license that runs on ZyWALL VPN50, VPN100 and VPN300 firewalls. The license pack includes the Orchestrator Management interface, Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), WAN optimization, auto VPN, and zero-touch provisioning, as well as three security services: content filtering, application control and Geo Enforcer.

New Benefits of Zyxel SD-WAN:

  • Unprecedented Data Speeds: SD-WAN fuses multiple WAN links together to transform the network into a high-capacity, fault-tolerant data expressway. Fine-tuning of features including TCP acceleration, latency migration, packet loss mitigation, and WAN aggregation have provided a 20-fold increase in data transfer speeds over a non-optimized connection. 
  • Time-Saving Design: Auto VPN utilizes the native VPN client of the operating system to provide secure, installation-free connectivity. SD-WAN’s self-service feature set, which includes ping, traceroute, USB modem reset, and packet capture eliminates the need to have IT administrators at multiple sites. 
  • State-of-the-Art Security: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provides enterprise-level encryption and authentication to protect sensitive data from network threats in sectors such as finance and government.

Zyxel SD-WAN is available in one-year licensing bundles with ZyWALL VPN firewalls. Street prices for the hardware and licenses are as follows:

  • VPN50 (up to 50 users) - $350 for hardware, $149 for SD-WAN;
  • VPN100 (up to 100 users) - $475 for hardware, $249 for SD-WAN; 
  • VPN300 (up to 300 users) - $900 for hardware, $349 for SD-WAN.

“According to an industry study, 80 percent of companies will establish new branches by 2025,” explained Tri Nguyen, Market Development and Product Manager at Zyxel. “As these companies rely upon the Cloud for the transmission of critical data between branches, performance and security will become more important than ever. Zyxel SD-WAN is a cost-effective, high-performance solution that delivers the reliability and security that SMBs need to maximize productivity and profitability in an increasingly distributed world.”

Zyxel SD-WAN and Zyxel Orchestrator Management Interface are available now through all Zyxel authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners. For more information about Zyxel and its connectivity solutions, visit www.zyxel.com/us and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Zyxel:

Zyxel, a pioneer in IP technology for over two decades and trusted brand for over 25 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size businesses. Zyxel offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Zyxel offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.