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ANAHEIM, California (July 15, 2024) Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized the company as a finalist in two categories in the 2024 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. Zyxel’s WBE660S BE22000 WiFi 7 Triple-Radio NebulaFlex Pro Access Point has been named as a finalist in the Wireless Networking category and the USG FLEX 700H Security Firewall Appliance is a finalist in the Security category.

This annual award showcases innovative vendors in the IT channel across 37 distinct technology categories ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. The 2024 winners were selected by a panel of CRN editors who reviewed hundreds of vendor entries and solution provider testimonials. Standout innovations were determined using multiple criteria, including key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and ability to address customer and partner needs.

 

The first shipping WiFi 7 access point designed for the SMB market, WBE660S BE22000 WiFi 7 Triple-Radio NebulaFlex Pro Access Point incorporates Smart Antenna technology. Equipped with a 10G Ethernet uplink to translate the BE22000-class wireless speeds into wired speeds on the network, WBE660S can be managed as a standalone device or as a component of a complete network of Nebula-compatible access points, firewalls, and switches using the intuitive Nebula Control Center.

USG FLEX 700H Security Firewall Appliance is a multi-gigabit 2.5G and 10G port advanced security firewall with built-in 30W PoE+ for high-speed UTM threat protection that supports increased WAN speeds without compromising network security. Easily managed via the Nebula Cloud Management System, USG FLEX 700H incorporates a complete suite of security services including anti-malware, intrusion prevention system (IPS), application patrol, web filtering, reputation filter, SecuReporter, sandboxing, device insight, and Secure WiFi.

 

“It is an honor to be recognized as a finalist in two categories this year as this validates our ongoing efforts to bring to market solutions that enhance the capabilities and productivity for SMBs, and expand growth opportunities for our partners,” explained David Soares, Executive Vice President Channel Sales and Marketing North America for Zyxel Networks. “WBE660S and USG FLEX 700H are designed to bring enterprise-class speed, performance, and security down to an SMB price point, and enable our partners to meet the evolving networking requirements of their customers.”

The CRN Tech Innovator Awards finalists are featured online at crn.com/techinnovators.

 

For more information about Zyxel, its connectivity solutions, and the Zyxel Authorized Partner Program, visit www.zyxel.com/us and follow us on FacebookX(formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

 

About Zyxel:

Zyxel Networks is a technology provider with over 30 years of experience, specializing in delivering solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and the enterprise-edge in partnership with VARs, MSPs and System Integrators. We enable network professionals to connect and protect organizations with greater ease by bringing together intuitive, scalable and secure cloud management with a complete portfolio of network devices.

USG LITE 60AX Integrates Fast WiFi Speeds with Smart Mesh, Multi-Gigabit Ethernet, and Subscription-Free Network Security to Deliver Uncompromising Cyber Protection, Super-fast Wireless Connectivity, and Effortless Cloud Management

ANAHEIM, California (June 25, 2024) Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions, today announced the launch of USG LITE 60AX AX6000 WiFi 6 Security Router, an all-in-one, cloud-managed router for small businesses, teleworkers, and managed service providers. The high-performance appliance combines blazing fast WiFi 6 speeds and best-in-class threat management to provide an easy-to-manage, high-speed, secure networking solution that addresses the connectivity requirements of today’s ever-changing business landscape.

Equipped with Zyxel’s Smart Mesh technology, USG LITE 60AX automatically forms dynamic wireless links between Nebula access points, such as NWA50AX PRO AX3000 WiFi 6 Dual-Radio NebulaFlex Access Point and WAX655E AX5400 WiFi 6 Dual-Radio NebulaFlex Pro Outdoor Access Point to provide fast, reliable connectivity throughout the home or office. This intuitive mesh system reduces the need for complex wiring by enabling wireless connectivity between USG LITE 60AX and access points to provide extended coverage and flexible deployment.

Benefits and Features of USG LITE 60AX AX6000 WiFi 6 Security Router:

  • High Performance and Blazing Fast WiFi Speeds: A quad-core 64-bit CPU provides the performance to manage the most demanding network, enables USG LITE 60AX to deliver peak network performance, speed up data transfers, and improve the online experience. Equipped with WiFi 6 AX6000, USG LITE 60AX delivers WiFi speeds up to 6 Gbps with support for 160MHz channels. Dual 2.5GbE WAN/LAN ports reduce or eliminate bottlenecks between the network and multi-gigabit speeds provided by the ISP.
  • Robust, Subscription-Free Network Security: Powered by Zyxel Security Cloud, USG LITE 60AX provides best-in-class threat management capabilities to protect businesses from cyber threats such as ransomware, malware, and other vulnerabilities. Easily establish a secure site-to-site or remote access VPN connection using the intuitive Zyxel Networks Nebula Cloud Center to provide remote workers, such as work-from-home staff or teleworkers, secure access to the main office network.
  • Simple Cloud-Management: USG LITE 60AX is a cloud-native security router that is easily managed using Zyxel Networks’ Nebula cloud management platform. Nebula enables users to centrally configure and manage more than 100 Nebula-compatible access points, switches, firewalls, and routers from a single pane of glass using the intuitive web-based Nebula Control Center or the Nebula mobile app. Recent updates to Nebula include cloud stacking support for XGS2220 switches, smoother configuration transitions, and a new bulk-site creation feature for MSPs.
  • Eco-Friendly Design: Reflecting Zyxel’s dedication to eco-friendly practices, the chassis of USG LITE 60AX is crafted with 95% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics resulting in an 81% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to ABS plastic. In addition to a 40% reduction in packaging volume, Zyxel uses 100% halogen-free, soy-based inks for packaging.

“Studies have reported that by 2025 more than 20 percent of Americans will work remotely and the majority of Fortune 500 companies plan to continue remote work flexibility,” stated Tri Nguyen, Channel Sales and Product Manager at Zyxel Networks. “USG LITE 60AX is a secure, easy-to-deploy, business-class router that provides remote workers with secure access to the office network, ensuring maximum productivity and network security in hybrid and remote office environments.”

Zyxel USG LITE 60AX AX6000 WiFi 6 Security Router carries a limited lifetime warranty and is available now at a street price of $217 through Amazon and the following distributors: D&H, IngramMicro, TD Synnex, Target, and Wav.

For more information about Zyxel and its connectivity solutions, visit www.zyxel.com/us and follow us on FacebookX(formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

About Zyxel:

Zyxel Networks is a technology provider with over 30 years of experience, specializing in delivering solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and the enterprise-edge in partnership with VARs, MSPs and System Integrators. We enable network professionals to connect and protect organizations with greater ease by bringing together intuitive, scalable and secure cloud management with a complete portfolio of network devices.

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