Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced it has been named a 2019 ChannelPro SMB All-Star. ChannelPro’s annual award program recognizes vendors for doing something “especially bold, interesting or important” that sets them apart from other companies in the SMB channel that have great products and great partner programs.
According to ChannelPro, the All-Stars are selected by the ChannelPro editors based upon their assessment of the year’s biggest vendor-related storylines, as well as input from a variety of outside experts and channel partners. Zyxel was selected for the affordable SD-WAN and VPN firewall products and innovative video surveillance switches it has brought to the SMB market within the past year.
“Zyxel might well have earned itself an All-Star award for the distruptively priced VPN firewall it made available to SD-WAN users late last year, or the firewall for midsize businesses it shipped in February, which uses a real-time cloud querying service to protect users from otherwise undetectable zero-day attacks,” stated ChannelPro’s award write-up. “What sealed the deal for the networking vendor, however, was the portfolio of purpose-built switches for video surveillance it introduced this July, which come with use-case-specific features like gigabit Power over Ethernet, support for extended cable runs, and reinforced surge protection. Other companies have since announced similar products, but hats off to Zyxel for getting there first.”
“We’re particularly proud to receive this award because it validates our ongoing efforts to innovate and deliver networking solutions that address the unique demands of our customers serving the small- and medium-sized business sector,” explained David Soares, Zyxel Executive Vice President Channel Sales and Marketing, EMEA and North America. “The SD-WAN and video surveillance switches are perfect examples of how we continuously listen to our customers to understand the emerging needs of the ever-changing IT environment and develop affordable, enterprise-class solutions to address new threats and infrastructure requirements.”
Zyxel, a pioneer in IP technology for over two decades and trusted brand for over 30 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size businesses. Zyxel offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Zyxel offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.