Network Magic Teams with ZyXEL to Simplify Home Networking

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ZyXEL routers will ship with Network Magic to make it easy to setup and manage a home network.

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Fast and secure networking is central to the digital home

Network Magic, the leading home networking software provider, today announced a partnership with ZyXEL Communications Inc., to package and distribute ZyXEL wireless consumer routers with Network Magic’s management software. ZyXEL will offer a Network Magic bundle to customers and has incorporated a customized version of Network Magic’s router setup wizard to ensure easy installation.

A leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, ZyXEL’s world leading routers will include Network Magic’s award winning software that makes it easy to configure and maintain a home network, set up printer and file sharing , and protect the network from intruders and viruses. When a user starts up a ZyXEL router for the first time, he/she is prompted with a simple set of screens that clearly explain how to connect the router and get the home network, including PCs and devices, online. Additionally, Network Magic enables ZyXEL users to easily detect, block and boot unauthorized and unwanted users from the network.

“More and more people want to set up home networks to share information and digital content across PCs, printers and other devices,” said Martin DeBono, vice president of sales and business development, Network Magic. “But for many people the set-up and security of home networks is a huge barrier. The combination of Network Magic with ZyXEL’s routers addresses these concerns and was created to get people up and running quickly.”

“Fast and secure networking is central to the digital home,” said Munira Brooks, vice president of sales, marketing and business development at ZyXEL. “Our routers offer consumers unparalleled performance and the peace of mind that their home network is safe and secure. Now, with Network Magic we are providing our customers with the additional benefits of ease-of-use and simplified management of their home network.”

ZyXEL routers that will initially ship with Network Magic include the P-330W and X-550. The XtremeMIMO router will be available starting June 15, 2006. Network Magic was recently recognized by PC World with a World Class Award, naming Network Magic as one of the top 100 products of 2006.

About ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications, Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Anaheim, California, is one of the foremost suppliers of broadband networking and Internet connectivity/routing products. ZyXEL addresses the needs of security conscious computer users including home users, small office/home office (SOHO) and small-to-medium sized business (SMB) users. The company offers consumer-friendly products in the areas of security, wireless, VoIP, switches, and routers. The ZyXEL home networking products are noted for their easy installation, high performance and built-in security. For more information on ZyXEL Communications and its broadband solutions, visit the company’s website at http://www.us.zyxel.com.

About Network Magic

Network Magic is the home networking service that solves network management, file and printer sharing, and network protection hassles giving consumers control of their home or SOHO networks. It automatically connects PCs, printers, routers, gateways and networked devices and creates a user-friendly network map. From the Network Map, home users can manage all of their PCs and devices such as printers, network storage devices and media adaptors, add and remove devices, pinpoint Windows networking problems and protect their network against unwanted wireless intruders - all on one screen. Learn more at http://www.NetworkMagic.com

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