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Astaro Unified Threat Management Appliance Rated 'Best Buy' By SC Magazine

Astaro Security Gateway 220 Receives Five-Star Review; Tops Among Ten Competitors

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Astaro Corporation received five out-of-five stars and a Best Buy distinction in a review of its Astaro Security Gateway 220 appliance in the October issue of SC Magazine.

The roundup of ten small business network security appliances gave the Astaro appliance the highest rating among all units reviewed and acknowledged its administration interface, and reporting and logging capabilities.

Reporter Rob Jaques wrote, "Overall, (Astaro Security Gateway) is one of the best multi-function SME appliances we have seen for its build quality, ease of use, security and performance."

"We are always listening to our customers and reseller partners in order to build the absolute best unified threat management solutions on the market," said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "This is a particularly gratifying reward as SC Magazine is an authority on security and chose Astaro for the strengths that we have been working hard to achieve."

About Astaro Products

Astaro develops a complete line of network security products -- Astaro Security Gateway software and an Astaro Security Gateway line of appliances. All Astaro products provide email security, web security, and network security with up to nine critical security applications fully integrated on a single management platform, including:

Email Security * Virus Protection for Email -- catches viruses in conventional (SMTP and POP3) emails and attachments. * Spam Protection -- uses nine different techniques to filter out spam and without stopping legitimate emails. * Phishing Protection -- blocks emails from criminals trying to trick users into revealing confidential information. Web Security * Spyware Protection -- detects and blocks spyware infection attempts as well as spyware communication from already infected systems * Virus Protection for the Web -- defends computers from virus infections from web downloads and web-based emails. * Content Filtering (Surf Protection) -- can block Internet access to 60 categories of web sites. Network Security * Firewall -- guards Internet communications traffic in and out of the organization with stateful packet inspection and application-level proxies. * Intrusion Protection -- detects and blocks probes and application-based attacks using heuristics, anomaly detection, and pattern-based techniques. * Virtual Private Network Gateway -- assures secure communications with remote offices, "road warriors," and telecommuters. About Astaro -- http://www.astaro.com/

Astaro develops a complete line of network security products including the Astaro Security Gateway software and Astaro Security Gateway line of security appliances. All Astaro products offer nine critical security applications in three categories -- Web Security, Email Security and Network Security -- 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 25,000 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.

Astaro Corporation

CONTACT: Bill Baker of Baker Communications Group, +1-860-350-9100,
[email protected], for Astaro Corporation

Web site: http://www.astaro.com/

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