BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Astaro Corporation celebrates
one of the industry's most illustrious honors awarded yesterday at the
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R).
Still going on at San Francisco's Moscone Center West convention center,
Astaro Security Gateway 420 appliance was awarded a Product Excellence Award
in the category of "Best Security Solution." Astaro's unified threat
management products protect computer networks from viruses, hackers, spam and
"It feels great when your effort is recognized and hard work rewarded by
your peers," said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "We are honored by the
LinuxWorld Expo recognition for the drive and dedication of Astaro's staff and
the open source community to create the best network security solution."
About Astaro Products
Astaro Security Linux software and Astaro Security Gateway hardware
appliances offer seven-in-one protection, including:
* Firewall -- guards Internet communications traffic in and out of the
* Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateway -- assures secure communications
with remote offices, "road warriors," and telecommuters.
* Virus Protection -- defends computers from both email and web-borne
* Intrusion Protection -- detects and stops hostile probes and
* Spam Protection -- eliminates the productivity drain of opening and
deleting unsolicited emails.
* Surf Protection (Content Filtering) -- improves productivity by
blocking inappropriate activities on the web.
* Spyware Protection -- detects and blocks spyware infection attempts as
well as spyware communication from already infected systems
Enhancing usability and lowering cost-of-ownership is an intuitive
graphical interface that enables a single administrator to manage all seven
Astaro security applications over the web via an encrypted link. Changes to
users, groups, security policies, configurations and system parameters can be
made quickly and easily with intuitive point-and-click screens. There is only
one interface to learn, and one system to maintain.
About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on
Linux and Open Source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace
for Open Source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-
makers with information and resources to implement Linux and Open Source
solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more
information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference &
Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474.
About Astaro -- www.astaro.com
Astaro develops a complete line of network security products including the
Astaro Security Gateway line of security appliances and Astaro Security Linux,
a software-based solution. All Astaro products offer seven critical security
applications -- firewall, VPN gateway, anti-virus, intrusion protection, spam
filtering, spyware protection and content filtering -- fully integrated on a
single management platform.
The company is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and with facilities in
Karlsruhe, Germany. Astaro's software has won numerous industry awards, and is
protecting over 20,000 networks in 60 countries, including such organizations
as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Los Alamos National Labs, Stanford University and
Watsco, Inc. Astaro products are distributed by a worldwide network of 350
solutions partners who offer local support and services.
SOURCE Astaro Corporation