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 other threats. "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 organization. * 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 viruses. * Intrusion Protection -- detects and stops hostile probes and application-based attacks. * 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.
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