ZyXEL introduces new gateway security for SMBs

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 01, 2010

ZyXELUSGsecurityZyXEL Communications, broadband access solutions provider has introduced the ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series of unified security gateway (USG) appliances which provide integrated and advanced enterprise-class solutions to cater to the security needs of small businesses.

For small businesses without a dedicated IT team, overcoming the challenge of protecting their networks is one the most important issues today. According to ZyXEL the new ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series enable small businesses to meet their security demands and needs, while having optimum protection.

The USG series is powered with an integrated, high-performance security processor and a proven Gigabit fiber architecture. The new ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series features real-time inspection during operation of the content filter with granular control. It ensures that all content flowing through the network is seamlessly inspected and that network threats are blocked without hampering the throughput efficiency, simultaneously optimizing protection and performance, while filtering applications, such as file loading, e-mailing and information searches, are processed at higher speeds. Its clean-traffic feature for inspection also protects the network against risks such as viruses and other internet threats to assure business operation efficiency and high network performance.

Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, has become popular with people to communicate and share information and they are also good marketing tools to deliver product or service information to customers for businesses. According to research, 77 percent of people connect to Facebook while at work and some of them use the social networking site for as much as two hours per day at the workplace, reducing employee productivity, increase potential risk to the company by way of intrusions and also increasing the usage of bandwidth. With protection and performance provided by the ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series, business productivity and efficiency are maximized while not violating any human resource policies.

The ZyWALL USG 50/20/20W Series are ‘green’ security products, which incorporate power saving features to effectively reduce energy costs through smart power consumption management. The devices are powered by ZyXEL’s IntelliEnergy Green Technology, which automatically detects network traffic, link status and temperature to adjust power consumption accordingly.