Zyxel has announced a new firewall line for SMEs. This concerns Zyxel ZyWALL ATP, which protects networks and data, including against zero-day attacks. It’s an all-in-one gateway with scalable, cloud-based sandboxing and multiple layers of security.

According to Zyxel, the firewall line can detect and block both known and unknown cyber threats. They say that unknown threats are not stopped by conventional security solutions. In the second quarter of 2017, a number of such threats grew by 40 percent compared to the previous quarter.

“Last year’s ransomware epidemic is a warning that you don’t need to have sensitive information or large amounts of cash to be targeted”, says Peter van der Putten, Head of Channel of Zyxel Benelux. “Until now, the advanced technology needed to counter these threats has been unaffordable for most SMEs. With the ZyWALL ATP series and its multi-layer protection, this budget threshold for SMEs has been significantly reduced.”

Security

The firewall line uses sandboxing. This allows unknown and potentially dangerous data packets to be placed in a safe, hidden environment. It is then determined whether they are safe before they are admitted or not. However, according to Zyxel, many threats do not make it to the sandbox, because the firewall line assesses incoming data packets by checking their signature. New signatures come in through regular updates from trusted sources like Bitdefender.

ATP also receives a continuous stream of updates to each new threat identified by any other ATP firewall worldwide. In addition, ATP has been enhanced with a number of layers of protection, including web security, app and email security, intrusion detection and prevention, geo-blocking, and a managed AP service. There is also SecuReporter, which is an emerging cloud service that analyses security data to provide insights that are easy to understand and use.

Free subscription

There are several versions of Zyxel ATP. ATP200 is intended for small businesses with a recommended user number of 1 to 50 people. The firewall has a throughput of 1,800 Mbps. ATP500 can be used for both small and medium-sized enterprises, with a recommended user number of 50 to 100 people and a throughput of 2,600 Mbps.

The firewall line comes standard with a free Gold annual subscription. This gives users time to get to know all the functions.

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