ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced the launch of its VFG Series of firewall / VPN gateways created exclusively for small businesses and home offices. Network separation provides an easy way to permit guests network access, while ensuring data and information is not unintentionally compromised. The compact VFG6005 and VFG6005N provide this crucial separation, delivering the power, protection and rich features of ZyXEL's award-winning USG firewalls, including remote and Internet access, at an affordable price.
Today, most homes and offices take advantage of fiber Internet connection for faster speeds. However, to capitalize on the higher bandwidth fiber offers, an even faster firewall is needed to ensure superior performance. The VFG Series' gigabit WAN port and high throughput firewall eliminate performance bottlenecks by providing up to 75 times the speed of typical broadband connections -- thus making the product fiber worthy. It also features 32 enterprise-class VPN tunnels to ensure ample capacity for small businesses for a variety of applications like network support for multiple telecommuters, connecting the main office to several branch offices, and more.
Built-in support for IPSec and PPTP VPN offers organizations greater flexibility to use either enterprise-grade IPSec VPN client software or free Windows' built-in VPN client. ZyXEL's VPNC certification also guarantees compatibility with existing VPN equipment, offering customers further peace of mind. The wireless-N version (VFG6005N) offers dual SSIDs for separate home and business networks or a separate guest network, ensuring business privacy.
The VFG series offers strong router features as well, with the wireless version offering 300Mbps speed. In addition, both versions have a built-in 4-port gigabit Ethernet switch for ample connectivity. The series also features 3G auto failover for uninterrupted broadband access -- a novel feature for firewall gateways in this class. The 3G access is supported via a USB port. Finally, the series offers solid reliability with 60,000 NAT sessions, and UPnP Support for cloud applications.
"Small businesses and home offices are just as vulnerable to security breaches as larger firms," said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business at ZyXEL. "As a result, consumer products don't cut it for them, yet enterprise systems are out of their budget. Hence, we designed the VFG Series to deliver performance suitable for fiber broadband, essential business features and ease of use, all at a very appealing price point."
Availability & Price
The VFG Series is currently available exclusively in the USA and Canada from all ZyXEL e-commerce partners and authorized solution providers. Please visit www.us.zyxel.com/wheretobuy for more information.
Firewall / VPN Gateway (wired version) -- VFG6005 -- MSRP $139.99
802.11n Wireless Firewall / VPN Gateway -- VFG6005N -- MSRP $169.99
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 Aerobeam by ZyXEL, a line of products for the home entertainment enthusiast.
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.