Zyxel Integrates AuthenTec Embedded Security in Network Appliances
AuthenTec and Zyxel partner to integrate AuthenTec's QuickSec Server IP security platform into ZyWall appliances.AuthenTec, a provider of security and identity management solutions, announced that Zyxel Communications has chosen its QuickSec IPsec Server toolkit to enhance security in its ZyWall Series of network security appliances. Taiwan-based Zyxel, an Internet solutions provider with a specialized position in security solutions, will integrate QuickSec Server IP security (IPsec) in a broad range of network products that secure end-to-end communication between clients and the gateways. AuthenTec's QuickSec Server provides scalable, carrier-grade security to handle up to 1 million secure VPN tunnels between clients and a Zyxel gateway simultaneously. QuickSec Server supports multiple standards and client platforms, making the ZyWall series of security, firewall and unified threat management (UTM) appliances compatible with current and emerging standards and client devices.
"Our QuickSec Server offering was a great fit for Zyxel since their security appliances serve such a broad range of users, from small offices/home offices [SOHOs] to larger enterprises," said Simon Blake-Wilson, AuthenTec vice president of embedded security solutions. "QuickSec is part of the growing security and identity management offerings that provide security from the smartphone and mobile platforms all the way to the servers and gateways in the cloud. We were pleased that Zyxel chose our proven QuickSec Server solution, which enhances security, performance and standards compatibility to help ensure that their ZyWall series of products provide many years of dependable use."