SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications

May 09, 2011 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Communications Debuts CloudEnabled™ Networking Solutions Designed Specifically for SMBs

Enterprise-Grade Wireless-N Access Point, With Power-Over-Ethernet and Multi-Operation Modes, Enables Affordable Cloud Management for Solution Providers

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced its first product, the NWA110N-CE, in a series of CloudEnabled™ Wi-Fi solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). ZyXEL'S NWA1100N-CE has integrated business hardware features, including multi-operation modes, Power-over-Ethernet support and multiple SSIDs, with a convenient cloud-based management user interface. Designed specifically for SMBs, the NWA1100N-CE offers all the advantages of cloud management at an attractive price point, along with recurring revenue opportunities for managed solution providers that serve the SMB market.

The cloud enables economical, easy management of wireless local area networks (WLANs). By implementing cloud-based resources, IT professionals can maintain, secure and manage their infrastructure remotely. This frees up limited IT staff resources and cuts costs. The IT department's management resources are no longer restricted to one physical office location, but rather, anywhere an Internet connection is available. This utility also offers MSPs opportunities to increase revenue potential through the delivery of enhanced cloud management services to their customers. It also provides service providers a simple way to deliver affordable, user-friendly tools to their clients.

ZyXEL's NWA1100N-CE is powered by PowerCloud Systems' patented CloudCommand™ technology. Rather than dilute enterprise-caliber, cloud-managed services for SMBs, PowerCloud Systems has exclusively designed its solutions from the ground up to meet SMBs' unique needs. By integrating the NWA1100N-CE with CloudCommand, the product will feature several enhancements, including:

Ease of use and manageability:

  • Single, streamlined interface for easy access point (AP) deployment and management
  • Improved traffic management and security with VLAN tagging
  • One-click firmware upgrade for increased efficiency
  • Simultaneous configuration or pre-configuration of APs

Reporting:

  • Detailed network statistics and graphs
  • Email and SMS notifications, keeping the administrator informed of network status and updates

Security:

  • Firewalled guest network to provide security against all devices connected to the guest network
  • User management with authentication and encryption

The NWA1100N-CE also offers data rates of up to 300Mbps and PoE support (802.3af). For deployment flexibility, the product can be configured as an AP, bridge, repeater or a wireless client. The NWA1100N-CE also supports multiple SSIDs to help businesses segment their network for different workgroups or provide guest access. ZyXEL's NWA1100N-CE provides enterprise-grade security with WPA / WPA2 and 802.1x support to protect data confidentiality.

"The cloud offers SMBs a revolutionary way to access and manage IT resources, and ZyXEL can deliver complete, robust and affordable networking solutions that take advantage of this evolution," said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business at ZyXEL Communications. "The NWA1100N-CE is first in this series of CloudEnabled solutions for SMBs and it also gives our channel partners a lucrative source of recurring service revenue."

NWA1100N-CE will be generally available this June. For more information visit www.us.zyxel.com/cloud or email partner@zyxel.com

About ZyXEL Communications
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 like wireless, security, Powerline, Ethernet and xDSL, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets.

In addition, ZyXEL's North American Channel Program offers industry-leading incentives with its full line of products. ZyXEL's North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California. http://www.us.zyxel.com.

About PowerCloud Systems
PowerCloud Systems delivers cloud-based software that OEMs integrate with their business networking products. The CloudCommand online platform makes networking equipment and resources economical and dramatically easier to deploy, configure, secure and manage. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., PowerCloud Systems is a spin-out from PARC that is funded by PARC, Walden Venture Capital and Javelin Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.powercloudsystems.com.

Contact Information

  • Jake Sailana
    ZyXEL Communications
    714-632-0882 x 276
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    Brittney Wolff / Lauren Grassetti
    LEWIS PR for ZyXEL
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