Zyxel launches SD-WAN solution for SMBs and MSPs

Zyxel Communications launches Zyxel SD-WAN, the software-defined wide area network solution. Zyxel SD-WAN enables SMBs and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to optimize network connections between distributed sites over the internet to achieve enterprise-class network performance, stability and security for critical applications across the organization.

Zyxel SD-WAN is a solution that mitigates network issues faced by businesses and organizations that depend upon the internet to provide connectivity between distributed sites and remote users.

Packet-level routing provides dynamic rerouting of the network connection across the internet through VPN tunnels for real-time network optimization in response to degradation or fluctuations on the network path.

In addition to the ability to identify applications and prioritize traffic on the local network, WAN optimization provides load balancing and high-availability to ensure maximum uptime and minimize the effects of latency and jitter for critical applications such as VoIP and video conferencing.

Zyxel SD-WAN is available as an annual software licence that runs on the new generation of ZyWALL Advanced VPN firewall appliances that were launched in January this year. ZyWALL VPN50, VPN100 and VPN300 firewalls, are recommended for sites of up to 50, 100 and 300 users respectively.

Key advantages of Zyxel SD-WAN include:

WAN optimization: Packet-level routing provides routing to optimize network connectivity and maximize quality-of-service; deploying SD-WAN between two our more endpoints enables users to manage priorities through VPN tunnels and optimize paths from point to point regardless of internet latency;

Optimize applications on the LAN: Even with only one endpoint deployed, SD-WAN prioritizes applications such as Skype and VoIP to provide the experience to the WAN port;

Provides new service opportunities for MSPs: MSPs can deploy multiple end-points throughout multiple client sites to create their own network cloud;

Maximum performance, lower operating costs: SD-WAN increases the performance and reliability of WAN Internet connections so that costly frame relay or MPLS lines are not required.

Network security features: Content Filering, App Patrol and Geo Enforcer are also included with the SD-WAN licence;

Intuitive management interface: The new Zyxel Orchestrator Management Interface is being introduced to the family of ZyWALL VPN appliances alongside SD-WAN functionality. The Intuitive and graphical interface can be used to manage all Zyxel VPN/SD-WAN devices on a WAN. Orchestrator provides zero-touch provisioning and AutoVPN which makes equipment deployment quick and easy, and removes the need for on-site IT personnel.

Enterprise-class SD-WAN capabilities at an affordable price: Zyxel SD-WAN is available in one-year licensing bundles with Zyxel ZyWALL VPN firewalls.

Introductory SD-WAN offer: For a limited time, VPN50, VPN 100 and VPN300 will be bundled with a free 1 year SD-WAN license. Customers who have already purchased VPN50, VPN100 and VPN300 can also receive a free one year SD-WAN license by downloading the new firmware update.

“Even minor fluctuations in the network connections between locations over the internet can create significant issues for organizations that are deploying bandwidth-sensitive applications across a distributed network over the internet,” explained Tri Nguyen, Market Development and Product Manager at Zyxel.

“Zyxel is delivering enterprise-class SD-WAN technology at a price point that gives MSPs and SMBs the ability to take control of the internet connectivity between endpoints to maximize the performance of their applications between distributed locations and remote users.”

Zyxel SD-WAN and Zyxel Orchestrator Management Interface are available through all Zyxel authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners.

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