BURLINGTON, Mass., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astaro Corporation
(http://www.astaro.com) today unveiled the Astaro Security Gateway 420 -- the
most powerful model to date in a line of unified threat management appliances
that provide all-in-one protection from viruses, hackers, spam and other
threats to computer networks. Version 6 of Astaro's award winning software --
Astaro Security Linux -- is pre-installed on the unit, which is an easily
configured, Intel-based rack-mountable appliance.
The Astaro Security Gateway 420 can serve a business or branch office of
500-1000 employees, depending on applications in use, with seven forms of
network protection: firewall, VPN gateway, intrusion protection, anti-virus,
spam blocking, spyware protection and content (URL) filtering.
At the heart of the 420 is the recently released Astaro Security Linux
Version 6, which boasts improved protection for Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP), increased protection from "zero-day attacks," and enhanced
"Astaro has five years of experience in developing and marketing
all-in-one security software, and the wildly successful launch this year of
our Astaro Security Gateway line of appliances further demonstrates that
customers are demanding network protection that is complete, scalable and
cost-effective," said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "The 420 is our most
powerful system yet, providing larger organizations with expanded protection
and gigabit throughput. With this release we double the performance range of
our appliance line."
"Our top priorities in a security solution were that it was absolutely
ironclad and that it was easy to manage," said Joseph Schorr, director, Office
of Information Technology with the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. "Our
Astaro Security Gateway appliance provides the tools we need to completely
protect our network and meet all regulatory compliance in a package that
allows us to administer everything from a single, web-based interface."
Protection for All Types of Networks
The Astaro Security Gateway appliances sit between the corporate network
and the outside world and provide protection for all types of networks and all
types of computer systems, including Windows, Linux and Unix-based PCs and
Total Network Security in One Integrated Package
All Astaro Security Gateway appliances offer Astaro's comprehensive, best
of breed, fully integrated perimeter software applications. The Astaro
Security Linux firewall, VPN gateway, and intrusion protection come with all
models. Upgrades include virus protection, spam blocking, spyware protection
and URL filtering. The appliances are easily configured and managed through
Astaro's intuitive WebAdmin graphical interface. A single administrator can
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.
* Firewall -- with stateful packet inspection and application proxies
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
* 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.
Product Specifications, Pricing and Availability
The Astaro Security Gateway 420, starting at $8995, has an Intel Pentium 4
3.4 GHz processor, 2 Gig DDRII SDRAM, a high-performance 74GB Serial-ATA disk
drive for processing, caching, quarantining and logging large amounts of data
and files, and eight gigabit ports, including four gigabit ports connected to
a PCI-Express bus for near-line speed throughput. Its dimensions are 426 x 432
x 43.5 mm (1U). The Astaro Security Gateway 420 will be available on July 1.
About Astaro -- http://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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