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Leading Networking Company ZyXEL Integrates Commtouch Security Suite in its Unified Security Gateway Product Line

March 6, 2012

HSINCHU, Taiwan and SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ZyXEL Communications, a world-class networking company, has integrated Commtouch’s® (NASDAQ: CTCH) cloud-based anti-spam and Web filtering solutions into its ZyWALL Unified Security Gateway product line, the two companies announced today.

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ZyXEL’s ZyWALL USG enables small and medium-sized businesses to secure their business networks. The addition of Commtouch’s security services to the ZyXEL offering provides end customers with wider threat coverage and enhanced protection from continuously changing threats.

“ZyXEL is a leading provider of security products and solutions for small and medium sized businesses,” said Mr. Alpha Chen, vice president, head of enterprise solution business unit at ZyXEL. “The inclusion of Commtouch’s protection solutions in our offerings provides even more sophisticated threat coverage with superior performance, enabling us to offer more competitive products and solutions, with advanced features, to satisfy the needs of our customers.”

ZyXEL selected Commtouch’s email security suite and GlobalView(TM) URL Filtering solutions to provide its customers with secure email and Internet browsing. The email security solution blocks unwanted email such as spam, malware and phishing, and reduces the quantity of messages passing through the system by deflecting undesirable traffic at the organization’s perimeter. GlobalView URL Filtering protects users from browsing malicious Web sites that otherwise could infect visitors with malware in the form of drive-by downloads or steal users’ private credentials.

ZyXEL engineers measured increased threat detection rates and improved real-time response to new threats as a result of the implementation of Commtouch’s solutions. The high performance of Commtouch’s services, strict user data privacy protection and the alignment of corporate business goals of both companies were also key factors in ZyXEL selecting Commtouch. ZyXEL’s adoption of a single provider for multiple security services has provided tighter integration and cross-enhanced protection between the different security services it offers, while enhancing resource management and improving the performance of its security devices.

Commtouch is the leading provider of consolidated security solutions for networking and unified threat management (UTM) vendors in Asia-Pacific, where ZyXEL is headquartered, and around the globe. Its focus on cloud-based OEM security makes it the ideal technology partner for vendors needing to add security services to their devices. Commtouch Anti-Spam, Antivirus and Web Filtering services are available as stand-alone or unified software development kits (SDKs), with the flexibility to easily integrate into any operating system or platform, from mobile platforms and desktop applications to high-end security Gateways.

“We’re pleased to have been selected by ZyXEL as its security technology partner and to provide its users with enhanced protection from spam, malware and Web threats,” said Ofer Tal, vice president of international sales and business development at Commtouch. “The selection of our security suite by another major global networking powerhouse demonstrates Commtouch’s leadership in providing threat protection technology to vendors serious about providing the best possible protection for their users.”

The new Commtouch security services are available as part of ZyXEL’s ZLD3.0 release as premium add-ons.

About ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions. For complete ZyXEL information, please visit: www.zyxel.com.

About Commtouch
Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) safeguards the world’s leading security companies and service providers with cloud-based Internet security services. Real-time threat intelligence from Commtouch’s GlobalView(TM) Cloud powers its Web filtering, email security and antivirus solutions, protecting thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Information about Commtouch can be found at http://www.commtouch.com or by writing to info@commtouch.com.

GlobalView is a trademark, and Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Commtouch Contact
Amy Kenigsberg
US: 1-913-440-4072
Int’l: +972-9-794-1681

ZyXEL Contact
Grace Chen
Brand and Marketing Management
Tel: +886-3-5783942 Ext. 88417
Email: grace.chen@zyxel.com.tw

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