Astaro Corporation Wins top Honors at LinuxWorld Expo Receives 'Product Excellence' Award for 'Best Security Solution'

    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
      * 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
        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, or call (800) 657-1474.
     About Astaro --
     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

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