ZyXEL partners with best-of-breed vendors for next generation 8-in-1 unified threat management series

ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd, the UK subsidiary of one of the worlds  leading broadband access solutions specialists, today announces its  ZyWALL Unified Threat Management (UTM) series. With the potential to  upgrade existing products within the channel, the ZyWALL range is ideal  for SMBs needing to combine high performance with lower total cost of  ownership (TCO) and reduced complexity.

The ZyWALL incorporates eight security features and a Network Security Turbo Card to boost overall throughput by 20 times. Based on the latest ZyNOS4 network operating system, the new ZyWALL UTM series includes comprehensive Firewall, IPSec VPN, Dual WAN Load Balancing, Bandwidth Management, Content Filtering, Kaspersky Gateway Anti-Virus, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) and Mailshell Gateway Anti-Spam. The robust information security appliance can be installed in six simple steps making it the best solution to meet the SMBs growing needs. This all-in-one solution also benefits the channel through the continual revenue stream generated from the licenses required for Content Filtering, Anti Virus, IDP and Anti Spam.

"All-in-one security appliances are perfect for small and medium-sized businesses with restricted budget and resource," said Kerming Chen, VP of SMB & Consumer Business Unit for ZyXEL. "ZyWALL UTM can be set up instantaneously and easily managed, relieving the usual burdens on IT staff. In addition, the free trial period of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Anti Spam can be up to six-months, offering SMBs a longer protection time than competing products."

Traditionally, the throughput of many SMB-class UTM appliances would drop significantly to below 1Mbps with layer 7 protections activated. "This would cause a bottleneck in the network, paralyzing it before providing any benefit," said Chen. "The ZyWALL UTMs SecuASIC acceleration chip can maintain performance at 20 times the speed of other UTM devices, even with all eight security features enabled, so SMBs can fortify networks without sacrificing the data throughput required by future media-rich applications."

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