|World's First Palm-Sized Internet Security Appliance|
Posted: 08-Apr-2005 [Source: ZyXEL]
[ZyXEL intros the ZyWALL P1 Personal Internet Security Appliance for secure Internet connections to corporate network for mobile users.]
Anaheim, CA & San Diego -- ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of broadband access solutions, today unveiled at the SANS 2005 Annual Conference, its ZyWALL P1 Personal Internet Security Appliance, a small, lightweight, plug-n-play firewall and VPN device for mobile computer users to secure their Internet connection and safeguard their corporate network.
Measuring only five inches in length, three inches in width, and weighing only four and a half ounces, the palm-sized ZyWALL P1 is an extremely compact and portable device. It is equipped with a 10/100Mbps Ethernet WAN and LAN ports and can be powered by the USB port for additional convenience. With a powerful Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, it serves as frontline protection for individual PCs from Internet attacks. The lightweight, compact device also includes ICSA-certified IPSec VPN client support for mobile users to ensure a secure Internet connection. In addition, the ZyWALL P1 enables network administrators to enforce security policies on every endpoint PC whether in the office or in the field.
"We developed the ZyWALL P1 personal firewall to provide telecommuters and traveling business people with the same type of protection on their PC or laptop that they have within the corporate environment," said Munira Brooks, senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development, ZyXEL. "Our mobile firewall solution solves the needs of on-the-road employees to be able to work anywhere with ease and security."
The ZyWALL P1 was designed to eliminate several deficiencies with currently available solutions that are predominatly software-based. The ZyWALL P1 offers a hardware-based VPN that is much faster than its software counterpart. Software-based solutions are hard to install and configure, unlike the ZyWALL P1 which comes with central management support. Further, organizations can now strictly enforce security policies since employees cannot disable or modify any of its security features as is possible with a software-based firewall.
In addition, the portability and compatibility aspects of the ZyWALL P1 make it extremely user-friendly for anyone to protect their system. The ZyWALL P1 is the first product of its kind to use Ethernet as the data conduit between itself and the PC while using the PC's USB port as a power source. In addition, since the data interface is Ethernet, the ZyWALL P1 is operating systems (OS) independent. It can easily be used on Windows-, Macintosh-, or Linux-based computers. These features make the user experience truly plug-n-play without any limitations.
Pricing and Availability
The ZyWALL P1 is priced at $299 (MSRP) and is available to resellers and customers direct from ZyXEL by calling 800-255-4101 and at http://www.us.zyxel.com.
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