SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications Inc.

ZyXEL Communications Inc.

October 03, 2011 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Announces Private Cloud Solution for Digital Homes

Ubiquitous Private Cloud Offers Alternative to Platform-Specific, Limited Capacity Cloud Services

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband, security networking connectivity and routing products, announced today a new private home cloud solution that provides consumers easy access to all their entertainment media and data from anywhere, on any device. The new technology will allow users to transform their connected digital homes into a private home cloud, without requiring a third-party cloud storage service. ZyXEL has partnered with Polkast -- an innovative technology company to develop this unique solution.

Consumer interest in cloud services is increasing with the imminent launch of Apple's iCloud service and Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet that features tight cloud integration. Unlike competing cloud-based systems, ZyXEL's platform-agnostic private home cloud solution keeps all user data on their home computer or storage system. By leveraging ZyXEL's simple app, powered by Polkast, users can access personal data on any device that has an Internet connection, regardless of the operating system (iOS or Android) or device (laptop, smartphones, tablets).

The phenomenal growth of powerful mobile devices has changed consumer behavior and expectations of networked devices. The role of networkable devices is no longer to simply connect to each other locally, but to connect people with their content and data -- anywhere and on any device. Today's home networks boast multi-terabyte storage capacity and are connected via super fast broadband Internet connections. ZyXEL's private home cloud solution leverages this capacity to create a private data center accessible anywhere inside the house via the home network or outside via the Internet.

"Networking solutions are entering a new era with consumers wanting to have easy access to all their data and media content 24/7, from anywhere, and on different devices," said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "With the private home cloud solution, ZyXEL and Polkast are offering an integrated, ubiquitous information access solution that covers multiple devices and platforms."

Privacy of one's data is also paramount, as many individuals remain apprehensive to store sensitive personal information on a third party's cloud service. By engineering a solution that retains the data on the user's system, yet makes it available via the cloud, ZyXEL and Polkast deliver the best of both worlds: snoop-free privacy and ubiquitous access on numerous platforms.

"We share ZyXEL's vision for private home cloud, and we're very excited about this partnership," said Hong Bui, founder and chief executive officer for Polkast. "Our solution provides consumers the convenience of easy access to their information, as well as the privacy and peace of mind."

About Polkast
Polkast is a privately held software company founded in 2010 and based in Capo Beach, California. The company strives to provide users with the easiest, most cost effective solution for digital content access and management across a spectrum of mobile devices. Because you are using your own network and storage you already own, there's no need to go out to the cloud to retrieve your content. Polkast lets you seamlessly connect the dots in your digital life, quickly, securely and without limits. For more information about Polkast, please visit www.polkast.com.

About ZyXEL Communications
Twenty-one year-old ZyXEL offers a high-performance, carrier-grade suite of access and security solutions. Through our partner alliances, we provide businesses with complete solutions and seamless support. With expertise in diverse technologies including wireless, security, cloud-managed solutions, Ethernet Switching, xDSL, and Powerline, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets. The company recently introduced its Aerobeam line of products designed for the home entertainment enthusiast.
ZyXEL's North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California. http://www.us.zyxel.com.

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