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March 05, 2013

ZyXEL Launches Business Broadband Gateway With Mobile Backup

In 2012 alone the number of LTE subscriptions increased almost 10-fold, reaching 44 million. By the end of 2013, the Global Mobile Suppliers Association forecasts that 234 LTE networks will be commercially launched in 83 countries. 

With those numbers in mind, ZyXEL Communications used Mobile World Congress as the backdrop to announce the launch of its SBG3300 business broadband gateway, a high-speed VDSL2 router aimed at telecommuters and satellite offices.

The router is certified from the Virtual Private Network Consortium and features multi-WAN connectivity. The device incorporates three WAN interface options to establish load-balancing and fail-over backup – Gigabit Ethernet, BDSL2 and USB mobile WAN. With the Gigabit Ethernet uplink, it can be connected to Ethernet or Fiber network via its Gigabit Ethernet uplink to become a Gigabit access gateway. Total bandwidth is aggregated over the multiple WAN connections for smarter traffic allocation, and it can offer protection to businesses in the event of a service outage. In case the Internet access is down, the device will automatically redirect all traffic over to the backup connection.

The USB mobile WAN can accommodate a 3G or 4G/LTE USB dongle for high-speed wireless WAN access. Carriers can use the SBG3300 to provide both wired and wireless services.

There is a 4-Port Gigabit switch, and 802.11n Wi-Fi is supported. The IPSec-protected VPN ensures for secure communication during remote access without the need of additional software installation.

Website filtering and content filtering are based on a large online database to prevent employees from accessing specific websites. SMB and SOHO users can implement their Web, FTP and mail servers in a demilitarized zone.

The SBG3300 is certified with two levels of interoperability by VPNC – basic and advanced encryption standard – and ZyXEL guarantees VPN interoperability with most known VPN gateways and end-user client software.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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