June 15, 2021

Zyxel named Common Vulnerability and Exposure Numbering Authority

Move recognizes Zyxel’s commitment to security disclosures and will enhance its vulnerability reporting

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Copenhagen, Denmark, June 15, 2021 — Zyxel, a leader in delivering comprehensive broadband access solutions for worldwide service providers, today announced that it has been named a Common Vulnerability and Exposure Numbering Authority (CNA), joining an elite group of vendors recognized by the CVE Program and strengthening its security reporting moving forward.

The CVE Program identifies and catalogs security vulnerabilities in software and hardware components worldwide, providing trusted public disclosures so IT professionals, end-users, and other stakeholders can take timely action to prevent attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities.

As a CNA, Zyxel can now assign CVE identification numbers to newly discovered vulnerabilities involving its products. This will allow Zyxel to directly establish new CVEs and streamline the reporting process.

Senior Product Director of Zyxel EMEA, James Harris, said receiving the authorization was both a vote of confidence in the company and would allow users to have even greater confidence in the security of Zyxel’s products.

“With vulnerabilities increasing year on year, no company can be completely vulnerability-free,” Harris said. “What matters is how we face and handle vulnerabilities, and being made a CNA is hard-earned recognition of how seriously we take these issues and the work we put in to address them.”

“We have a dedicated PSIRT team to handle all product-related security vulnerabilities. We also have a robust reporting channel and disclosure policy, and we work with security researchers and the CVE Program to solve and disclose vulnerabilities to ensure optimal protection for our customers,” he said.

Currently, only 169 companies from 28 countries have been made CNAs. Zyxel joins a small group of security-minded brands.

About Zyxel Communications
Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the internet for more than 30 years. Whether it’s a matter of establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, Zyxel Communications offers a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that’s keeping service providers ahead of the competition.

 

Media contact

Zyxel EMEA Headquarters
Birgitte Dolevert Larsen
birgitte.larsen@zyxel.eu
+45 2085 9223