ANAHEIM, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/12 -- ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity, home entertainment and routing products, today announced a free software upgrade ZLD 3.0 for its Unified Threat Management (UTM) series. The new release supports native L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) settings on iOS and Android-based mobile devices for secure VPN connection to corporate networks, without installing any additional applications or clients. The upgrade also adds Commtouch's® (NASDAQ: CTCH) cloud-based anti-spam and Web filtering service. Additional features include an improved GUI (graphical user interface) and greater control over social media threats.
ZyXEL's support for native L2TP VPN makes its UTMs a more economical choice for businesses, eliminating additional costs for client applications that enable employees to access a company's VPN. With the ZLD 3.0 upgrade, mobile professionals can easily connect to a company network from anywhere, without the concern of the network being abused or eavesdropped.
"More organizations are grappling with an increasing number of mobile devices and telecommuters, and our latest software upgrade addresses this trend with enhanced mobile security and connection," said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "We've also integrated a new subscription service for email security to strengthen the solution and offer new recurring revenue opportunities for our solution providers."
ZyXEL's USG and UTM series also integrates Commtouch's email security suite and GlobalView URL Filtering service. This blocks unwanted email, such as spam, malware and phishing, and reduces the quantity of messages passing through the system by deflecting undesirable traffic at the organization's perimeter. GlobalView URL Filtering protects users from browsing malicious websites that could infect visitors with malware through drive-by downloads or steal users' private credentials.
This new service complements existing suite of best-of-breed security services, including Kaspersky anti-virus, Blue Coat content filtering and ZyXEL IDP/AV, that offer channel partners recurring service revenue opportunities.
The ZLD 3.0 software upgrade is available for free and can be downloaded from the respective product pages on the website www.us.zyxel.com.
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About ZyXEL Communications
Twenty-one year-old ZyXEL offers a high-performance, carrier-grade suite of access and security solutions. Through our partner alliances, we provide businesses with complete solutions and seamless support. With expertise in diverse technologies including wireless, security, cloud-managed solutions, Ethernet Switching, xDSL, and Powerline, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets. The company recently introduced its Aerobeam line of products designed for the home entertainment enthusiast.
ZyXEL's North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California. http://www.us.zyxel.com.