Zyxel has launched a new comprehensive VPN offering, dubbed ZyWALL VPN1000, which it says should allow small and medium business owners to safely and securely access and transfer information across multiple locations or hybrid clouds with ease.
Supporting all main VPN connection types, the newest addition to the ZyWALL VPN family manages IPSec, L2TP, SSL & TLS and PPTP, as well as site-to-site and client-to-site topologies. This means that when a business needs to let a remote worker access the company network or allow multiple branch teams share reports to HQ, they can be sure the data is always encrypted and transmitted securely across the network.
Zyxel says that it developed its latest solution ‘as the threat of cybercrime continues to grow’. It notes that it wanted to offer a total security solution that was easy to deploy connectivity, SD-WAN and security capabilities.
The ZyWALL VPN1000 comes bundled with a one-year SD-WAN license. This means businesses can access both standalone and Nebula Orchestrator (SD-WAN) modes.
According to Zyxel, while some SD-WAN solutions use load-balancers to optimise connectivity performance – where users need to repetitively configure firewalls one by one – its SD-WAN-enabled products leverage a centralised control function. With this, users can direct traffic across the WAN and increase application performance.
As well as providing VPN and SD-WAN features, the ZyWALL VPN1000 provides easy-to-deploy business network security including a firewall with content filter, a fully-integrated security subscription service with URL and HTTPS domain filtering and safe search. The product also comes with Zyxel’s GeoEnforcer, which identifies the origin of incoming traffic. Hybrid-cloud support is also included
"The arrival of the ZyWALL VPN1000 provides small and medium businesses with unrivalled security, speed and agility, all in one product. This high-end offering in our VPN firewall product portfolio makes it easier for MSPs, VARs or multi-site businesses to serve larger-scale networks, and protect their data," comments Inchen Lin, AVP of Zyxel’s SD-WAN Business Center.