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ZyXEL Launches ZON Unified Network Device Setup and Maintenance Application

The free ZON suite of tools and utilities enables SMBs and service providers to centrally address, configure, reset, reboot, and update all ZyXEL networked devices. By ChannelPro

ZyXEL Communications, a provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home, and routing products, has launched ZyXEL One Network (ZON), an integrated network device setup and maintenance application. This suite of tools and utilities offers SMBs and solution providers a simple solution to centrally address, configure, reset, reboot, and firmware update all ZyXEL networked devices, for saving time and improving network availability.

“With ZON, ZyXEL has created an integrated suite of customer-focused management application to complement our broad and ever expanding business networking product lines,” says Crowley Wu, AVP of ZyXEL Networking Business Unit. “ZON affords businesses and channel partners enhanced visibility and easy access to all ZyXEL device networking components, saving them valuable time and money.”

ZON is intended to cover the full range of ZyXEL business products including security gateways and firewalls, switches, and wireless access points (AP) using a single front-end management interface. Some of the components of the ZON application include:

  • AP Configurator (ZAC) utility that enables centralized configuration of Wi-Fi AP settings, including SSID, security, and access management
  • ZyXEL Smart Connect enables different ZyXEL devices to share configuration information. Smart Connect allows auto-discovery of neighboring devices, remote viewing of their management interface, as well as power cycling and remote factory reset. Smart Connect, when used with ZyXEL’s PoE switches, will provide a reading of power draw per port, and allows powered devices to be factory reset  
  • In addition to ZyXEL devices, the Smart Connect feature also works with LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) enabled devices from any manufacturer  

ZON will be available free of cost with the purchase of ZyXEL business products. Customers can download ZON after registering their hardware. ZyXEL is hosting a webinar for channel partners on October 14, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. Pacific Time) giving an overview on ZON. Attendees can register here.

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