ZyXEL Launches Super-Charged Firewall / VPN Gateways and a UTM Device for Small Businesses
ZyXEL’s new ZyWALL USG series of wired and 3G security solutions ensures optimal network protection and performance for small organizationsWednesday, September 1st, 2010
Anaheim, CA – ZyXEL Communications, the world’s leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced the ZyWALL USG small business series offering enterprise-class solutions addressing the security needs of small businesses. The latest addition to the award-winning USG solution includes the USG20 firewall / VPN gateway, USG20W 802.11n, 3G firewall / VPN gateway and the USG50 Unified Threat Management (UTM) device.
As network demand and usage rapidly increase for businesses, network threats also become an unavoidable problem that organizations must deal with appropriately. Small businesses, like large companies, cannot afford to put their customers’ records, financial information, intellectual property and other critical resources at risk in this network environment. With the new ZyWALL USGs, ZyXEL addresses the needs of these small businesses with an affordable, easy-to-use security solution that offers many of the same features currently accessible to larger enterprises.
Powered with an integrated, high-performance security processor and a proven Gigabit architecture, the new ZyWALL USG small business series performs high throughput, real-time content inspection and application filtering that protects the network against a variety of Internet threats, while simultaneously assuring business operation efficiency and high network performance.
The USG20 and USG20W come with 100Mbps firewall and 30Mbps VPN performance, hybrid IPSec and SSL VPN, 3G back-up support, bandwidth management, user-aware policy management and subscription-based content filtering from BlueCoat. The USG50 offers 100Mbps firewall and 50Mbps VPN performance, hybrid IPSec and SSL VPN, bandwidth management, user-aware policy management and subscription-based security services that include content filtering from BlueCoat, Anti-Virus from ZyXEL or Kaspersky, and IDP from ZyXEL.
According to research, 77% of people connect to Facebook while at work and some of them use Facebook for as many as two hours per day at the workplace. As social media continues to grow in popularity daily, it is becoming another threat to network security. Non-work related use of social media at the workplace not only drains productivity and network bandwidth, but also increases security threats to the business. While the USG20/20W/50 series helps protect small businesses against this increased exposure to Internet threats, the USG50’s app control feature regulates network app usage by employees, thus increasing business productivity.
While non-stop network security protection is a must-have, small businesses will also have to measure the trade-offs between energy savings and performance. The ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series, as the world’s first green security product, incorporates power saving features to effectively reduce energy costs through smart power consumption management. Powered by ZyXEL’s exclusive IntelliEnergy Green Technology, the ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series can automatically detect network traffic, link status and temperature, and then adjust the power consumption accordingly. This “Green Technology” will benefit businesses and help reduce their power consumption by up to 80%.
ZyXEL’s simple pricing model, with no per user licensing and free firmware upgrade for the life of the product, makes it easy and cost effective for small businesses to afford sophisticated security solutions.