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News Magazine for Resellers
Winter | 2011 | 2012
IMPULSE
HIGHLIGHTS
Connecting the future
Scalable Solutions for all
Types of Hospitality.
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Dual Band WiFi
The new N generation of
ZyXEL 3000 series APs.
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Security on a new level
Network protection at
its best!
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Superior performance
NSA325 2-Bay Power Plus
Media Server.
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Fight the Spam Battle
ZyXEL Anti-Spam 2.0.
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hospitality
Connecting the Future
Realise your business potential, maximise customer retention and service levels by
embracing the latest technology to deliver Internet access with ZyXEL hospitality
solutions. There are no running costs or fees and it can be easily managed and operated
by the customer's personnel.
Scalable Solutions for all Types of Hospitality
The hospitality industry includes a vast array
of businesses ranging from hotels, leisure
centres, theme parks, conference venues, sports
stadiums, airports to retail hospitality in the
form of bars, restaurants and chains of coffee
houses. These businesses are striving to deliver
superior levels of service throughout every part
of their organisation and to maximise how these
additional services can create new revenue
streams and provide a competitive edge.
Customer Satisfaction as a Business Advantage
Offering Internet access increases not only
the attractiveness of the business and the
satisfaction of the guests. It also represents
enormous potential for increased revenue and
the marketing of special offers and promotions.
With ZyXEL hospitality solutions it is especially
easy for hospitality operators that wish to invest
in their own system. They become independent
and can freely integrate this service into business
and marketing activities.
From Internet to Triple Play Service
One way to achieve this is to provide broadband
Internet connectivity services for customers
throughout the business. This is the first step as
once deployed, broadband can enable other
applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP), Video
on Demand (VoD) and video streaming. These
applications are already becoming common place
and are being deployed in the more innovative
hospitality environments.
Internet Infrastructure:
– Flexibility and pricing freedom
– Integral Internet service offerings
– No running costs or fees
– Increased attractiveness of business
– Enhanced service for guests
– Simple maintenance and operation by
personnel
– Increased marketing potential
Why ZyXEL?
•High bandwidth & superior
performance with IEEE 802.11n
standard support
•Over 400,000 European companies
choose ZyXEL for enterprise solutions
•A history of delivering the finest
communications technology available
today for business
•Providing customers with the ability
to develop their business with industryleading support
Which ZyXEL products?
Please continue to read our next article ’The Rise
and Rise of Dual Band WiFi’ where we feature
the NWA3550-N which is perfectly suited to the
Local information: www.zyxel.eu/impulse
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at a glance
hospitality environment.
hospitality
recommended =
Application Quick Finder
Type
Basic
Advanced
Professional
Residential
Public areas
Multi-site
Multi-site, large scale
Buildings
1. Simple steps to provide
internet access
2. Billing system
3. Session trace
1. Security features
2. Billing system
3. Session trace
1. Complete solution
2. Billing system
3. Work with PMS system
3. Session trace
1. Efficient solution
2. Leverages existing
telephone wiring
standard =
Outdoors
Customer’s need
I need internet service in
I want
Outdoor areas
1. Work in wide range
2. Billing system
3. Session trace
ZyXEL solution offering
Description
Basic equipment and
an economical way to
provide your visitors with
uncomplicated internet
access
Expanded equipment
including security features
and additional hardware for
multi-sites
The complete solution
for excellent service in
all areas with parallel
usage for efficient internal
communication
Efficient networking on
existing two-wire structures
or fibre for large properties
and facilities
Single site
Multi-site
Multi-site, large scale
Buildings
Topology
via WDS/POE/electrical wiring/
phone line
Efficient and cost-effective
high-speed internet access
hotspot solution with
multiple access points to
cover larger areas
via telephone wiring/
Ethernet fibre
Wide range
Exclusive holiday complexes
Medium and large-sized with
outdoor area
Suitable for
Hotel
Small-sized
Small and medium-sized
Medium and large-sized
Restaurant / Cafe
Camping site
Gaming
Cruise ships
Exhibitions
Sport stadiums
Public areas
Clinics
What are the Benefits for Hospitality Businesses?
Benefits for Hospitality Resellers
Create Customer Loyalty
Increase Occupancy
Experiencing secure, always-on and easy-to-use
A
connectivity is a good way to make customers feel
infrastructure attracts more customers, increases
way to increase customer satisfaction.
occupancy rates and enhances perception of the hotel
complete,
easy-to-use
broadband
Internet
brand.
Increase Revenue Opportunities
A
well-designed
broadband
Internet
access
Offer Robust Security and Regulatory Compliance
solution offers an extensive range of marketing and
The solution allows authorised users onto the network
revenue enhancing opportunities such as:
and keeps data private as it travels through the
•In-room revenue
•Meeting room revenue
•Online advertising income
•E-commerce
•Special services such as VoIP,
VoD, etc.
airwaves. It keeps security threats at bay and enables
business to comply with EU Directives.
Improve ROI
printing online,
•The hospitality market has a high growth
potential
•ZyXEL offers complete hospitality solutions
•Potential new vertical market for resellers
•Up selling opportunity due to an open
architecture
•Quick and easy hotspot as ’door opener’ to attract
new customers
•Opportunities to add your own service offerings
to the solution
•Comprehensive training and marketing support
by ZyXEL
Through feature-rich products, operational simplicity,
and flexible architecture, ZyXEL hospitality solutions
can help to improve profits and protect investments.
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Wireless
The Rise and Rise of Dual Band WiFi
Market research has shown that not only is IEEE 802.11n establishing itself as the WiFi
technology of choice but to guarantee connectivity in today's multi device, always
available on the web environment choosing the right frequency band is critical to
ensure ubiquitous connectivity in your WLAN deployment.
Evolution of connectivity
Historically when a business user entered a
location where wireless LAN networking was
available life was simple. The user probably had
one device usually a laptop that they wished to
connect so that a link could be established to
their office for e-mail or connection to servers or
resources within the business. The wireless was
probably only available in a limited amount of
locations and was restricted to certain areas of
that location. This meant the risk of interference
or lack of connectivity hardly ever occurred.
ZyXEL NWA3550-N
Today as that same business user enters the
location of his choice he can spend the next 20
minutes connecting his laptop, tablet, smart
phone and e-reader to the available wireless LAN
internet connection. Then once he has started this
process often he realises that there is insufficient
bandwidth and possibly insufficient available
associations for him to connect. So why is this?
Dual-Radio Outdoor Business Access Point
ZyXEL NWA3560-N
Dual-Radio Business Access Point
Overcoming the overcrowding issues
Most installed wireless LAN Networks prior to
2011 operated using the 2.4Ghz Spectrum or
Frequency band. These installations along with
the IEEE 802.11 standard of WLAN as a technology
became prolific with 802.11b and 802.11g
variants as the WLAN standards based technology
market leaders. This alongside the massive install
base of 2.4Ghz clients in the shape of laptops and
now more recently tablets and smart devices
made the choice of which spectrum to use when
designing a wireless network quite simple. The
alternative in more recent years has been the
IEEE 802.11a variant, which utilises the higher
5GHz frequency. Installations were less common
due to interoperability with common client
devices however due to overcrowding in the
2.4Ghz Spectrum and enhancements in WiFi chip
technology the IEEE 802.11a 5Ghz frequency is
significantly growing in popularity.
N series Network Diagram
1
Managed APs
WLAN Controller
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
POWER
12VDC
+ 24
Controller
RESET
CONSOLE
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
Redundancy
Assignment
PO WER
12VDC
RESET
CONSOLE
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
PO WER
12VDC
RESET
CONSOL
E
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
POWER
12VDC
RESET
CONSOLE
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
PO WER
12VDC
RESET
NWA3160-N
802.11 a/b/g/n
Business Access Point
CONSOLE
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
PO WER
12VDC
RESET
CONSOLE
NWA3550-N
802.11 a/b/g/n
Dual-Radio Outdoor
Business Access Point
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
Signal interference problems
One of the main issues with installing Wireless
LAN networks is the popularity of the technology.
2.4Ghz Wireless LAN networks can experience RF
interference from microwaves, cordless phones
and more importantly in recent times are very
susceptible to interference from other 2.4Ghz
Wireless LAN networks. The signal interference
degrades the performance of the network by
blocking or disconnecting users or access points
from communicating. It is not easy to reduce
established 2.4Ghz interference as you cannot
make businesses on other floors in your building
or near you stop using WiFi, so you should
consider deployment of the 5Ghz Frequency
band. The IEEE 802.11a 5Ghz frequency band
operates at lower levels when compared to
the 2.4Ghz frequency band which reduces
interference and offers higher 802.11n data rates.
Performance v connectivity
From a performance perspective the 5Ghz
frequency has a much greater spectrum available
which means you would get a significant increase
in performance over the 2.4Ghz frequency. This is
achieved by the use of the 802.11n technologies
optional 40Mhz channels instead of the more
traditional 20Mhz and is the only way to really
achieve the highest quoted performance and
speeds of an 802.11n network.
PWR/SyS
PO WER
12VDC
PO WER
12VDC
RESET
NWA3560-N
802.11 a/b/g/n
Dual Radio Business Access Point
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RESET
CONSOLE
CONSOLE
WDS
WLAN
ETHN
PWR/SyS
PO WER
12VDC
RESET
CONSOLE
From a supported WiFi client and device
perspective the first devices that support the
802.11n a/b/g/n wireless LAN technologies are
becoming available on the marketplace and
new versions of the most popular tablets are
also quoted as supporting both the 5Ghz and
the 2.4Ghz frequency to enhance performance
Internet
ZyWALL USG 100
Unified Security
Gateway
GS2200-24P
GbE L2 PoE Switch
N4100 and SP300E
Hotspot Service Gateway
and Service Gateway Printer
for authentication
NWA3160-N
802.11a/b/g/n
Business Access Point
NWA3560-N
802.11a/b/g/n
Dual Radio Business
Access Point
Laptop
PDA with
WLAN
and connectivity options. For legacy networks
who wish to expand and new green field WLAN
installations it is not only worth considering
WLAN Access Points which support either the
5Ghz and 2.4Ghz spectrums, it is also worth
considering deploying more highly featured dual
radio and dual band access points. This is so that
the installation can support the popular legacy
devices as well as the new high performance ones
required for the latest applications.
band and dual-radio AP’s the NWA3560-N for
internal deployments and the new NWA3550-N
for outdoor applications. All of these business
class APs offer the usual enterprise features
in addition to being capable of operating as a
standalone AP, managed AP or to support the
ZyXEL hybrid wireless controller function and
RADIUS server.
Hybrid Manageability
Simplified Management is achieved when one
of the ZyXEL 3000 Series N AP’s is set to hybrid
controller mode as opposed to the standalone or
managed AP mode, the NWA3160-N, NWA3560-N
Next Generation
The new N generation of ZyXEL 3000 series APs
features the dual-band NWA3160-N and two dual
WLAN-Access-Point Comparison Matrix
NWA3550-N
802.11a/b/g/n
Dual-Radio Outdoor
Business Access Point
and NWA3550-N can centrally manage up to 24
additional APs for diversified applications. The
capability to support a wide range of managed
APs enables network administrators to choose
the best AP suitable for the desired applications,
and the management interface propagates
information to each single AP, helping the staff
to easily oversee all the APs, even from remote
locations.
Local information: www.zyxel.eu/impulse
Features
ZyXEL NWA3160-N and ZyXEL NWA3560-N
•High bandwidth & superior performance with
IEEE 802.11n standard support
ZyXEL NWA3160-N
NEW
ZyXEL NWA3560-N
NEW
•The 3-in-1 solution: a WLAN controller, a
ZyXEL NWA3550-N
Wireless Frequency 2.4/5 GHz
2.4 and 5 GHz
2.4 and 5 Ghz
Radio
1
2
2
Number of Antenna
2T2R MIMO
2T2R MIMO
4 N type connectors
PoE
✔
✔
✔
PoE Power Draw
11W
14W
28W
WLAN Max. Net Throughput
up to 120Mbps
up to 120Mbps
up to 120Mbps
SNMP
✔
✔
✔
RADIUS Authentication
✔
✔
✔
Embedded RADIUS Server
✔
✔
✔
Rogue AP Containment
✔
✔
✔
Deployment Internal
Internal
External
standalone AP or a managed access point
•Centralized management for up to 24 access
points
ZyXEL NWA3550-N
•High bandwidth & superior performance with
IEEE 802.11n standard support
•The 3-in-1 solution: a WLAN controller, a
standalone AP or a managed access point
•Centralized management for up to 24 access
points
•External
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Wireless lan
Controlling Mobile Users in Business
Business today faces increasing challenges in controlling and managing users of the IT
Infrastructure without compromising the security of the network. Increasing numbers
of users are wanting to migrate across the companies premises from their desk to a
meeting room as either a guest user or as an employee of the organisation.
Unified Access Solution
More and more businesses are inviting consultants
or guests to hot desk or connect in different locations
and meeting rooms within the organisation.
Handling the migration and access to company
resources requires a unified access solution that
identifies users at the edge of the network and
delivers the required applications securely.
The normal way to address this connectivity would
be to either just plug the users device into the
Ethernet network and hope they get connectivity
or to share the company WiFi SSID and associated
secure key, both of these situations effectively
compromise the security of the IT infrastructure
and could introduce critical issues into the network.
The ideal scenario is to have an edge based
authentication or access control methodology that
is in place if the user connects to either the wired of
wireless solution.
Combining the latest 2.24 Firmware for the
NXC5200 and the 4.0 Firmware for the XGS and
GS2200 Switch Series delivers a comprehensive
edge access solution for business.
Access Management
Within the Network deployment the NXC5200
WLAN Controller provides the management
platform the consolidation of access across the
wireless and wired network. The IT manager in the
organization can setup administrators within the
network. These could be a receptionist within the
business or hospitality environment or trusted
individuals within each department. The new
features enable these localized administrators
to create and printout guest access tickets. To
support this function in the firmware a new user
profile called “guest-manager” has been created
alongside the capability for the administrator
to define a new user group setting called
’Dynamic Guest Setting’. This profile enables the
administrator to define content that is printed on
the tickets and could include the SSID, security
keys and policies of the organization regarding
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ZyXEL NXC5200
Wireless Business Controller
to internet content and downloads. The guest
manager can also monitor active accounts and
check which are still active and delete any that
have expired.
’The ideal scenario
is to have an edge
based authentication
or access control
methodology that
is in place if the user
connects to either
the wired of wireless
solution.’
Dynamic guest deployment
By deploying the dynamic guest setting users
could provide guest access in scenario’s such as
a large hospitality environment. Collaboration
with visitors, other business employees and local
staff require different degrees of network access
to be offered while they are visiting the business.
To give these guests the access they need, one
of the biggest challenges facing IT departments
is how to provide Internet connectivity, without
giving guests access to private LAN resources
or to have limited access with authentication.
The dynamic guest setting enforces the profile
of the user across the network and pushes such
users directly to the defined resource such as the
Internet connectivity without compromising the
internal applications or network resources.
Captive Portal
A captive portal intercepts all network traffic
regardless of address or port until users
authenticate their identity through a designated
login Web page. As an added security measure,
the NXC contains captive portal functionality; this
means that all Web page requests can be initially
redirected to a special Web page that requires
guests to authenticate their sessions against the
database generated by the IT manager or guest
manager.
Once the authentication processes are
successful, guests can then connect to the rest
ZyXEL XGS-4526
ZyXEL GS2200-24P
10-Gigabit Ethernet switch managed L3
Gigabit Ethernet switch managed L2
Wireless lan
-> GUEST VLAN enabled
Captive Portal
Configure the data of
GUEST VLAN to controller
Guest
Account
Role
Privilege
Open the browser
Role
Privilege
SSID:
Guest
Jon
SSID:
Guest
Jon
Public Area
(Wireless Connection)
library
(Ethernet Connection)
Unified access management for guest users
of the network or if they are part of the dynamic
account profile they will only be connected to
the Internet. Text content on the captive portal
screen may be customised with company logos,
backgrounds, policies and other descriptive text.
A captive portal provides guests with controlled
access to the network while keeping the internal
network secure.
Unified Authentication and Protection
Within the switch network the user is also
checked to see if they can pass the IEEE 802.1x
authentication protocol. If they can they will
be authenticated across the internal network
against a radius or authentication server within
the business network if the user authenticates
successfully they will be provided with the access
to the IT managers defined resources for internal
employees. If the user does not authenticate or
does not support the IEEE 802.1x authentication
protocol then they will be presented with
the captive portal screen and directed via the
dynamic guest setting which uses VLAN’s defined
in the switch network setup to push the user and
their traffic directly towards the internet only.
The NXC5200 V.24 Firmware and the 4.0 XGS 4500
Series firmware is released and is available now
from the ZyXEL website The 4.0 GS2200 Series
firmware is scheduled for release in December.
Local information: www.zyxel.eu/impulse
ZyXEL NWA5560-N
ZyXEL NWA5160-N
ZyXEL NWA5550-N
Managed Wireless N Business Access Point
Managed Wireless N Business Access Point
Dual-Radio Outdoor Managed Access Point
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WIRELESS-LAN
Security
Security on a new level –
The ZyWALL ZLD v3.0
The new 3.0 firmware for the ZyWALL USG product range from ZyXEL provides major
enhancements for the USG series including a strongly improved performance, IPv6
support and an improved malware protection which is up-to-date with today`s threats.
The following graphic shows the number of visited pages containing malicious links for a sample of hosted Web traffic pulled during 2010.
Sex
12.9
Information Technology
10.2
News and Media
9.3
9.9
Entertainment
Shopping
17.6
4.6
8.9
8.3
Search Engines and Portals
6.1
7.6
Social Networking and Personal Sites
9.5
6.7
Message Boards and Forums
6.1
Sports
7.2
1.9
3.6
4.8
Games
1.6
4.3
Freeware and Software Download
3.7
Travel
1.3
2.5
3.1
Web Hosting
2.4
Business and Economy
2.1
1.8
111.4 %
Websense Security Labs identified a 111.4 % increase in
the number of malicious websites from 2009 to 2010.
79.9 %
79.9 % of websites with malicious code were legitimate
sites that have been compromised – an increase of 3 %
from the last previous period.
22.4 %
21.8 %
Searching for breaking trends and current news
represented a higher risk (22.4 %) than searching for
objectionable content (21.8 %).
0.9
4.3
Society and Lifestyles
MP3 and Audio Download Services
0.5
0.5
2.0
0.3
Hacking 1.2 0.1
Adult Content 1.1 0.2
Proxy Avoidance .7 0.1
% of total threats
% of total traffic
Source: Websense, 2010 Threat Report
Customer Challenge for 2011: Web-based Threats
Network protection at its best
In today`s world it is more important than ever
to fight network threats with a state-of-the-art
security deployment. With the new major v3.0
release, ZyXEL`s proven ZyWALL USG series now
provides a new level of security features helping
you to protect networks to the highest level.
Excellent Performance
The new firmware boosts the performance of
the ZyWALL series significantly by using the Fastpath technology to support both single-core and
multi-core HW platforms – with an up to 30 %
growth over the previous v2.2x. These significant
performance enhancements will help users cope
with the ever more demanding throughput
requirements, so that their network is safe and fast
at the same time.
IPv6 support
With the introduction of v3.0 the USG series will
support IPv6. IPv6 is designed to solve the problems
of IPv4 and is already increasingly requested by
the markets. Especially for public tenders IPv6 has
become a more and more of a mandatory item.
IPv6 is a new protocol version which serves the
function of IPv4, but without the same limitations
of IPv4. IPv6 is not totally different from IPv4: what
you have learned in IPv4 will be valuable when
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you deploy IPv6. The differences between IPv6
and IPv4 are in five major areas: addressing and
routing, security, network address translation,
administrative workload, and support for mobile
devices. With the new 3.0 firmware ZyXEL launches
the first phase of the implementation for the IPv6
with focus on Dual stack, 6rd & 6to4 transition and
host, router and firewall functionality. ZyXEL has
focused on these areas because major ISP phase
1 deployments need 6rd for their investment
protection and the new ISP equipment will need
dual stack support. Also a firewall is required due
to the fact that there is no NAT protection in IPv6.
In phase 2 and 3 following later in the year we will
integrate additional parts such as Dynamic routing,
IPSec, IDP or IKEv2.
Fight the malware battle – Anti-Spam 2.0
With the v3.0 we will see another major
enhancement for the ZyWALL USG series. In
addition to the currently free Anti-Spam solutions
on the USG we will introduce one of the industry’s
leading Anti-Spam solution as a UTM service on our
platform. The Anti Spam solution service provided
by Commtouch ensures an excellent solution with
advanced mechanisms to grant high performance
and excellent detection rates.
The key features are:
Increased Detection Rate
• Much improved detection rate & accuracy, with
very low false positives
• Can do rate limit – mitigating the gray areas
Real-time Response
• Commtouch's Unique RPD technology – block
all associated messages in real time
• Zero-Hour
Virus
outbreak
protection
Good Performance
• ’Sender-based IP reputation’ removes over 80 %
of unwanted mail
• Intelligent cache: around 70% of cache hit rate
– meaning only 30 % of messages needs to be
queried
• Very small footprint (only 500 bytes per message
digest) – minimising WAN bandwidth usage
Trustworthy – user data privacy is maintained
• The digest of data sent for query doesn't include
continuous data content; only some displaced
single words are collected. This keeps central
site from knowing content of user data. In turn,
user privacy is maintained.
• Also, very good query response time &
reliability: database server in the cloud – with
fast response time and high availability.
security
The new Anti-Spam solution provided by
Commtouch will be available for all ZyWALL USG
models including USG-20. The service can be
ordered conveniently as an eLicense in a 1-Yr or
2-Yr version. For detailed information see also the
AS article in this issue.
Fight the malware battle – Commtouch
Content Filter
Another UTM service which comes with the new
firmware version is the Commtouch Content
Filtering solution. Current reports show that
infected websites have become a major threat
to the security of a network. With an increase
of 111,4 % within only one year this threat has
basically exploded. Given the fact that 79,9 %
of the websites are actually legitimate websites
makes this statistical data even more precarious.
With the new Commtouch Content Filter solution
you can not only enable real-time protection
from emerging Web threats including malware,
phishing and Zombies/bots but also ensure
that HR compliance regulations are adhered to
by preventing the browsing to questionable
content like pornography and hate sites. Also
the solution identifies sites that consume an
organisation’s bandwidth (e.g. movies, music)
by enforcing bandwith regulations. Additionally
this solution can help parents to restrict access to
inappropriate Web sites.
’The new firmware
boosts the performance
of the ZyWALL series
significantly by
using the fast-path
technology.’
The Commtouch Content Filter solution is
available as an E-Icard for all ZyWALL USG firewall
appliances in a 1-Yr and a 2-Yr version. ZyXEL
offers a 30-day CF trial along with the v3.0, even
when you have our current Bluecoat content
filter activated. For customers already using the
Bluecoat Content Filter service it is possible to
activate both options at the same time and switch
from one to the other and vice versa however
only ONE CF engine is in-use at any given time.
Easy VPN and many other enhancements
The new firmware version v3.0 comes with
numerous further advantages such as the Easy
VPN functionality. This feature allows an easy
provisioning for the ZyWALL IPSec client. With
the near clientless deployment the IPSec software
shows a process similar to the SSL SecuExtender
allowing stress-free auto provisioning. It is just
install, reboot, and go!
Additionally many new enhancements such as
VPN High Availability, complete DHCP options
or a centralised service deployment with site-tosite VPN and many more are included in the new
version.
Free Download
As you know it from ZyXEL the firmware is available
free of charge on our ZyXEL Homepage as from
January on. The new service licenses will also be
available with the launch of the new firmware and
can be ordered also from January on.
Local information: www.zyxel.eu/impulse
The new Anti-Spam 2.0 user interface shows the many available options
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storage
NSA325 2-Bay Power Plus Media Server
ZyXEL’s new NSA325 is especially designed for power users and media enthusiasts who
demand advanced high-performance media servers to play, share, store, and manage
multimedia files. It also allows them to stream multiple HD multimedia contents in
their Digital Home.
Superior performance for file transfer and
multiple HD streams simultaneously
Powered by 1.6 GHz CPU and 512MB memory size,
the NSA325 provides faster speed of multimedia
streaming and sharing simultaneously to the
different UPnP and DLNA certified devices, such
as Microsoft XBOX360, Sony PlayStation3, and
DLNA TV, in every room at home.
With the embedded USB3.0 port and copy/sync
button, NSA325 brings you increased speeds of
data backup and synchronization from USB mass
storage devices or digital cameras.
The ZyXEL NSA325 features rich server technologies
for multimedia sharing. Acting as an iTunes
server, SqueezeCenter, personal blog and photo
album server, the NSA325 can simplify streaming
and sharing multimedia on PCs, laptops and
SqueezeBoxes.
All-in-One Backup Solution to Protect Users'
Valuable Data
The NSA325 provides a complete set of backup
solutions for home and SOHO users. With the
intelligent ’Copy/Sync’ button, the NSA325 makes
it even easier to copy to or from external USB
storage devices, card readers and digital cameras.
In addition, the ’Backup Planner’ provides you
the instant backup and scheduled backup from
the NSA325 to other ZyXEL NSA-series products
or external storage devices. Using simple setup
steps, you can plan your backup schedule to suit
your needs. Advanced functions such as data
compression and synchronization also optimise
the bandwidth and time for high-performance
data backup.
Mobile Cloud Media Centre at Home
Make NSA325 your mobile cloud media centre at
home. The new mobile applications of NSA325
make it easy for you to backup, playback, and
download files freely. Working with Dropbox,
NSA325 can backup files and send torrents from
your smartphones or tablet PC to your NSA325
virtually anywhere.
When you are at home, the mobile application
zMedia, designed for your iPhone, iPad or Android
phones, can let you not only play videos, photos
and music stored in NSA325, but also easily
checks file download/upload status and configure
your NSA325 remotely without powering up your
PC or laptop.
zPilot™ for Media Auto-classification by Easy
Drag-and-drop
The zPilot™ file auto-classification function of the
NSA325 enables you to easily store and manage
media files through simple drag-and-drop
operations. With zPilot™ software installed via the
NAS Starter Utility, you can drag one or more files/
folders to the zPilot™ icon on the desktop, and
the files/folders will be identified and delivered
automatically to music, photo, video or other
designated folders on the NSA325.
Just Click and Select, Easy to Enhance Features
to fulfil your Needs for Network Applications
The user-friendly web-based NSA325 utility
makes it easy and simple for users to enhance
its features in minutes. Users can customise their
preferred applications with just a few clicks via
’Package Management’. The selected application
software can be automatically downloaded from
ZyXEL website and installed. It can reserve storage
space for applications you require and offer you
real-time application software support as per
your needs. In addition, users can immediately
download the latest firmware from ZyXEL website
to the NSA325 through the online auto-upgrade
firmware service.
Local information: www.zyxel.eu/impulse
Home NAS Family Comparison Matrix
ZyXEL NSA325
2-Bay Power Plus Media Server
AT A GLANCE
Hardware Specification:
• Two 3.5” SATA II/III hard disk interface supported
•One Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 connector
•Two USB 2.0 ports
• One USB 3.0 port
Network protocol
• TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
•CIFS/SMB, NFS (for Linux/Unix)
•FTP, HTTP
•DHCP client
•PPPoE
•NTP (Network Time Protocol)
•Gigabit jumbo frame support up to 9 Kbytes
Network applications:
ZyXEL NSA325
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ZyXEL NSA320
ZyXEL NSA221
ZyXEL NSA310
Internal HD Support 3.5" SATA x2 (up to 6 TB)
3.5" SATA x2 (up to 6 TB)
3.5" SATA x2 (up to 6 TB)
3.5" SATA x1 (up to 3 TB)
CPU
1.6 GHz
1.2 GHz
370 MHz
1.2 GHz
External HD Support
USB2.0 x2 / USB3.0 x1
USB 2.0 x3
USB 2.0 x2
USB2.0 x1/eSATA x1
Gigabit LAN Port
1
1
1
1
Copy/Sync Button
✔
✔
✔
✔
RAID Support
0, 1, JBOD
0, 1, JBOD
0, 1, JBOD
JBOD
Media Server
DLNA 1.5 Media Server / DLNA 1.5 Media Server /
DLNA 1.5 Media Server /
DLNA 1.5 Media Server /
UPnP AV Server
UPnP AV Server
UPnP AV Server
UPnP AV Server
• UPnP AV server
• iTunes server support
•SqueezeCenter support
•Samba/FTP server support
•Photo album server
•phpMyAdmin/MySQL/PHP
•Support eMule/BitTorrent/FTP/HTTP downloads
•Auto-upload newly-added files to FTP servers,
flickr and YouTube
•Download support
security
ZyXEL Anti-Spam 2.0 –
Fight the Spam Battle
SPAM is one of the biggest challenges facing Internet consumers, corporations, and
service providers today. With their new Anti Spam 2.0 solution ZyXEL tackles this issue
with one of the most advanced technologies in the market helping to keep network
security and productivity at an excellent level.
An excellent Anti-Spam solution
With spam and malware comprising of the majority
of all e-mail, enterprises and service providers face
bloated IT costs, and deterioration in the quality of
service for valid traffic.
The new ZyXEL Anti-Spam solution provided by
Commtouch is an excellent solution to fight spam.
The new solution has many advantages including:
• H
igh detection rate – blocking more than 97 %
of spam threatening e-mail users
• Low false positives – less than 1 in 1.5 million
reported false positives
• Complete global solution – protects against all
types of spam with any content, in any location,
format or language including image-based and
double-byte languages
• Improved customer satisfaction due to real-time
protection against spam
• Increased revenue by launching premium antispam solution in addition to current offerings
• Decreased engineering costs of keeping up with
new spam attack tactics and sources
Zero-hour Virus Outbreak Detection
With global spam rates reaching 87 % and
higher, and massive botnets capable of spewing
millions of messages per hour, e-mail and security
providers are faced with bloated bandwidth
and deteriorating customer satisfaction. ZyXEL’s
Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD) technology
provided by Commtouch protects against spam
outbreaks in real-time as messages are massdistributed over the Internet. The unique contentagnostic technology detects and blocks spam in
any language. Rather than evaluating the content
of messages, the Commtouch Detection Centre
analyses billions of e-mails in real-time, recognising
and protecting against new spam outbreaks the
moment they emerge. Also integrated ’Zero-hour
Virus Outbreak Protection’, USG blocks or delays
suspect messages hours before commercial Antivirus signatures are available.
Volume of a Single Variant of
Trojan-Downloader Outbreak
virus variant checksum
9b4a8b6d019dd25a70b118b739eb18b
Over
20 hours
Outbreak
began
First 20 hours of variant outbreak
With Commtouch’s RPD technology, USG detects spam outbreaks as soon as they emerge, and
blocks all associated messages in real time.
Highly accurate classification
The new solution offers a highly improved
detection rate in comparison to other anti-spam
solutions. With the sender-based IP reputation
filter both the necessary systems resources and
bandwidth can be reduced, which enhances
the network performance greatly. The improved
detection rate increases the security and in
addition false positives are eliminated.
The query-based solution blocks spam based on
its most fundamental characteristic – it's mass
distribution. This makes it equally effective against
all types of spam – in any location, format, content,
or language. This proven technology is deployed
in more than 130 countries and analyses billions of
messages per week. It supports double-byte spam
detection and its use is widespread among leading
security vendors.
The new license comes as a 1-Yr and a 2 Yr version
and is available for the whole ZyWALL USG range
from January on.
Local information: www.zyxel.eu/impulse
Anti-Spam 2.0 – Way Better Detection Rate
Inbox
Sender-based IP
Reputation Filter
Over 80% Blocked
Query-based
Message Digest
99% Blocked
The new Anti-Spam mechanisms provide an excellent detection rate.
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Powerline
Enjoy High Speed with your Home
Entertainment
With the PLA4225 ZyXEL offers a high-performance four Gigabit ports powerline
switch to make your smart home smarter. It is designed for the easy connection of
multiple devices, such as SmartHDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs and DVB-x receivers and
enable easy, fast network / internet access.
Blazing-fast speed for multiple HD streams
Powered by the latest IEEE1901 technology and
four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the ZyXEL PLA4225
provides an all-in-one solution for users to enjoy
multiple HD streams, multiplayer gaming and Web
surfing simultaneously. In combination with the
Powerline Ethernet Adapter, the PLA4225 makes it
easy for you to connect up to four media devices,
such as Internet HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, and
game consoles, to the home network through any
electrical outlet, in every area of your home.
QoS enhances media streaming quality
The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features
improve the quality of multimedia streaming
applications such as triple-play services, HD video
streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP.
Green product saves energy consumption
When there is no active Ethernet connection, the
PLA4225 will enter the power-saving mode to
reduce energy consumption by around 80 %, when
compared to other powerline adapters without this
function.
Easy security setup
Data transmission through PLA4225 is protected
by the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security (AES)
to provide a secure connection to the Internet. As
data encryption can be easily established by simply
pressing a button on your PLA4225, there’s no
complicated setup or software required.
Local information: www.zyxel.eu/impulse
Powerline Comparison Matrix
ZyXEL PLA4225
ZyXEL PLA4205
ZyXEL PLA-407
ZyXEL PLA-401
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
Description 500 Mbps Powerline 500 Mbps Powerline
Powerline Pass-Thru
4-Port Gigabit Switch
Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Ethernet Adapter
Standard
IEEE 1901
IEEE 1901
HomePlug AV
HomePlug AV
PHY Rate
500 Mbps
500 Mbps
200 Mbps
200 Mbps
Plug-&-Play Design
Wall-Mount type
Wall-Mount type
Wall-Mount type
Wall-Mount type
QoS ✔
✔
✔
✔
Built-in Noise Filter
-
-
✔
-
Security Encryption
128-bit AES
128-bit AES
128-bit AES
128-bit AES
Ethernet Port
4 (10/100/1000 Mbps)
1 (10/100/1000 Mbps)
1 (10/100 Mbps)
1 (10/100 Mbps)
Power Outlet
-
-
1
-
For more (local) information please visit our website: www.zyxel.eu/impulse.
Feedback and enquiries: sales@zyxel.eu, support@zyxel.eu, marketing@zyxel.eu.
For information about the product availability please check with your local distributor.
Copyright © 2011 ZyXEL Communications Corp. All rights reserved.
ZyXEL and the ZyXEL logo are registered trademarks of ZyXEL Communications Corp.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Valid until January 2012.
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ZyXEL PLA4225
Powerline 4-Port Gigabit Switch
FEATURES
Ethernet interface
•Four 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 connectors
Standard
•Compliant with IEEE 1901 with data transfer
rate of up to 500 Mbps
•Compatible with HomePlug AV standard
Access Methods
•CSMA/CA channel-access schemes
HomePlug Modulation
•OFDM Symbol Modulation
•QAM 4096/1024/256/64/16
•QPSK, BPSK, ROBO Carrier modulation
schemes
Range
•Max. range up to 300 meters over
power line
Power Saving Mode
•If link is inactive for a period
(default setting: 60 seconds)
Security
•128-bit AES encryption
Quality of Service (QoS)
•ToS
•Support up to 4-level type QoS
•Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field
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