October 14, 2014 09:00 ET

ZyXEL Expands Next-Gen UTM Firewall Line With New Extreme Series

New Offering Features Best-in-Class Performance, Centralized Management and Extensive Reporting Features for Mid-Size Businesses

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today announced its Extreme Series of next-gen UTM firewall gateways: The USG1100 and USG1900. In addition to best-in-class firewall throughput ranging from 6 - 7 gigabits-per-second (Gbps), the Extreme Series provides best-of-breed security services, integrated WLAN management and multiple high availability features for the always on business network. The series also takes advantage of the portal for convenient license management and Vantage Report for extensive reporting.

ZyXEL USG1100 and USG1900 features sophisticated anti-malware technology, as well as granular application control to counter the major threats that businesses face today. The UTM firewall gateways also facilitate easy set-up of secure VPN connectivity to mobile devices, helping strengthen and secure BYOD policies.

"The all-in-one, Extreme Series UTMs address all the demands of today's mid-size business network including super high throughput, secure mobile connectivity, application control, integrated Wi-Fi management and always-on reliability, which is critical for cloud services," said Steven Joe, executive vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "The new USGs provide channel partners and business customers with extreme value in terms of features, security services, manageability and pricing."

Key features for ZyXEL's new Extreme Series UTMs include:

  • Gigabit throughput: Multi-core high-frequency CPUs maintain peak performance while allowing various security services to operate in the background. A multi-core processer enables the USG series to meet growing demand for high bandwidth applications
  • Unified management interface: Completely redesigned management portal that consolidates all security policies in a single location to help resource-strapped SMBs enforce policies effortlessly. Unique to ZyXEL's new USG line, the unified management interface offers single point of control for firewall, IDP, anti-virus, content filtering and application control -- making it easy to set consistent policies for different user groups within an organization
  • Application intelligence: Identifies, categorizes and controls over 3,000 social, gaming, productivity and other Web applications and behaviours to boost productivity and prevent bandwidth abuse
  • Integrated WLAN controller: A built in WLAN controller to meet the growing demand for secure Wi-Fi networks. The WLAN management component is closely integrated with security management to help SMBs quickly and effortlessly set-up a secure WLAN network. Additionally, the built-in WLAN controller offers businesses the ability to grow their Wi-Fi network along with the business
  • SSL inspection: Provides deep packet inspection for SSL traffic
  • High availability: Mission-critical network and VPN deployments get always-on connectivity by a three-tier high availability design -- multi-WAN, VPN HA and device HA
  • Integrated Vantage Report: Vantage Report delivers extensive reporting, visibility and manageability to ensure security policies and bandwidth usage are adequately optimized to business demands
  • Best-of-Breed Security: Including services from Kaspersky (Anti-Virus), Cyren (Content Filtering and Anti-Spam) and TrendMicro (IDP and Application Control)

ZyXEL Extreme Series provides enterprise-class security while simplifying management for the mid-size business market. Device registration, service activation and license management is simplified with access through a single portal. In addition, MyZyXEL's auto-update feature automatically delivers the latest security signatures to all USG devices for up-to-date threat protection.

Data Throughput Chart   USG1100
Business Size: 200-350 users
Price: $2750 MSRP, Includes 1 Year licenses for Anti-Virus, IDP, Content Filtering and Anti-Spam
Business Size: 350-500 users
Price: $3550 MSRP, Includes 1 Year licenses for Anti-Virus, IDP, Content Filtering and Anti-Spam
Firewall   6 Gbps   7 Gbps
VPN   800 Mbps   900 Mbps
UTM Throughput With Anti-Virus, IDP and Content Filtering Activated   550 Mbps   650 Mbps

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology for over twenty five 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 business. 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.

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