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Zyxel Networks highlights AI's key role in SMB network management
Sat, 30th Mar 2024

Zyxel Networks, a secure, AI-powered cloud networking solutions provider, has shone a spotlight on the critical role of artificial intelligence (AI) in modern network infrastructure management, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

With the influx of digitalisation and increasing complexity of network infrastructures, traditional management methods are no longer efficient. AI emerges as the quintessential tool for SMBs, offering a plethora of advanced capabilities to bolster operations, streamline security, and enhance network performance.

Their latest suite of solutions exhibits the effectiveness of AI in providing predictive maintenance in network systems. "One of the most significant advantages of AI in network management is its ability to predict and prevent potential network issues before they occur," explains the creators at Zyxel Networks. Their AI-powered solutions, such as the Nebula Cloud Networking Platform, are designed to utilise machine learning algorithms that analyse network data in real-time, proactively addressing issues like network congestion, hardware failures, or security breaches.

Such AI integrations are evident in Zyxel’s intelligent switches and access points, equipped to diagnose and optimise wireless quality, prioritising critical applications more efficiently. This yields a more consistent and reliable network performance, even during periods of high demand, thereby augmenting user satisfaction and operational efficiency.

As cyber threats become increasingly advanced, SMBs need robust, proactive security measures to protect their networks and sensitive data. In Zyxel Network's AI-powered security solutions, such as the USG FLEX H Firewall series, advanced machine learning algorithms discern network traffic patterns, identify anomalies, and detect suspicious behaviour in real-time. By leveraging AI technology, threats such as malware, ransomware, and other cyber-attacks are proactively defended against, ensuring the protection of SMBs' digital assets and providing peace of mind.

Traditional network management often proves to be complex and time-consuming, an inconvenient reality for SMBs with limited resources. AI-driven management solutions automate routine tasks, reducing the burden on IT administrators and efficiently improving operations. Zyxel Networks' cloud-based management tool, Nebula, offers centralized control and visibility across the entire network, lightening the workload of SMBs, and allowing them to effortlessly monitor, manage, and scale their network infrastructures.

Fulfilling the ever-evolving demands of SMBs as they grow, Zyxel Networks’ AI-powered networking solutions provide scalable and flexible deployment options, supporting emerging technologies. "Whether it's deploying new access points, expanding network coverage, or integrating IoT devices, Zyxel's portfolio of products provides the scalability and flexibility SMBs need to adapt to changing requirements and stay ahead of the competition," further explains Zyxel Network's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Crowley Wu.

Wu concludes, "AI has become indispensable for SMBs looking to optimize their network management processes and stay competitive in today's digital economy. By harnessing the power of AI-driven solutions from Zyxel Networks, SMBs can achieve greater efficiency, reliability, and security in their networks, empowering them to focus on driving business growth and innovation."