ZyXEL Launches Security Line for Small Businesses, Home Office Market
New VFG Series of Wired and Wireless-N Firewall / VPN Devices Offer Superior Performance and Enterprise Features at a Low Price Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
ANAHEIM, CA – 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.