September 24, 2014 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Launches ZON -- An Efficient Unified Network Device Installation and Maintenance Application

ZON Enhances Network Visibility, Simplifies Management and Is Available to Customers and Partners Free of Charge

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) - ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today announced ZyXEL One Network (ZON), an efficient, integrated network device setup and maintenance application. This suite of tools and utilities offers SMBs and solution providers a simple means to centrally address, configure, reset, reboot and update firmware on all ZyXEL networked devices, delivering time-savings and improving network availability.

"With ZON, ZyXEL has created an integrated suite of customer-focused management applications to complement our broad and ever expanding business networking product lines," said Steven Joe, executive vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "ZON affords businesses and channel partners enhanced visibility and easy access to all ZyXEL device networking components, saving them valuable time and money."

ZON is intended to cover the full range of ZyXEL business products including security gateways and firewalls, switches and wireless access points (AP) using a single powerful front-end management interface. Some of the essential components of the ZON application include:

  • AP Configurator (ZAC) utility that enables centralized configuration of Wi-Fi AP settings, including SSID, security, and access management
  • ZyXEL Smart Connect enables different ZyXEL devices to share configuration information. Smart Connect allows auto-discovery of neighboring devices, remote viewing of their management interface, as well as power cycling and remote factory reset. Smart Connect, when used with ZyXEL's extensive range of PoE switches, will provide an instant reading of power draw per port, and allows powered devices to be reset to factory settings
  • In addition to ZyXEL devices, the Smart Connect feature also works with LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) enabled devices from any manufacturer

With ZON, ZyXEL business customers and channel partners will realize key advantages, including:

  • Accelerate initial network deployment, and deployment of new hardware for expansion
  • Eliminate the burden of repetitive network management tasks
  • Streamline and simplify troubleshooting, preventing network related interruptions to business operations
  • Drive down the total cost of ownership of the network

ZyXEL is hosting a webinar for channel partners on October 14th at 3pm ET (12pm Pacific Time) giving an overview on ZON. Attendees can register here.

ZON will be available free of charge with the purchase of ZyXEL business products. For more information and to download ZON application visit The list of ZON supported ZyXEL devices are being constantly updated. Here are products that currently support ZON:

Product Series and Model
Wi-Fi Access Point Unified Access Point • NWA5120 Series
• NWA5301-NJ
PoE Access Point • NWA1100-NH
• NWA1120 Series
Ethernet Switches Layer 2+ Managed Switch • XGS3700/GS3700Series
Layer 2 Managed Switch • GS2210 Series
Smart Managed Switch • GS1920 Series
• GS1900 Series

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology for 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 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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    ZyXEL Communications
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