|| ||Sharon Smith <linuxpr-AT-yahoo.com>|
|| ||Press Rlease: ASTARO SECURITY GATEWAY FIREWALL IN EVALUATION FOR COMMON CRITERIA CERTIFICATION|
|| ||Wed, 30 Nov 2005 13:31:28 -0800 (PST)|
Astaro Security Gateway Firewall in evaluation
for common criteria certification
Certifies International Security Requirements for Government and
BURLINGTON, Mass., November 30, 2005 Astaro Corporation today
announced that the companys Astaro Security Gateway Firewall has entered
the second phase of the Common Criteria certification process.
Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluation (CC), also known as ISO standard
15408, was developed by the national security organizations of the United
States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and The Netherlands. It
provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for many types of IT security
products. Other countries around the globe also accept the standard.
After receiving first approval from the German Federal Office for
Information Security BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
Informationstechnik), Astaro has now entered the evaluation phase in order
to prove that their products and processes conform to standards set by the
International Standards Organization. The atsec evaluation lab,
headquartered in Munich, Germany, will conduct detailed evaluations of
Astaros firewall and their internal processes for product development,
testing, configuration, delivery, operation and documentation.
"Large enterprises, healthcare and government agencies demand the strictest
of security standards," said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "Astaros products
have already received firewall certifications from ICSAlabs in 2004 and,
after an intensive preparation phase, are now ready to prove that they also
meet the stringent requirements of the Common Criteria Standard."
The evaluation status of Astaro Security Gateway and other products
certified by the BSI can be examined at:
The Astaro Security Gateway, available as software or appliance, fully
integrates all perimeter security applications required to protect a
corporate network in one simple to manage solution:
· 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.
· 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.
· Firewall guards Internet communications traffic in and out
of the organization with stateful packet inspection and application-level
· Intrusion Protection detects and blocks probes and
application-based attacks using heuristics, anomaly detection, and
· Virtual Private Network Gateway assures secure
communications with remote offices, "road warriors," and telecommuters.
Astaro Corporation is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and Karlsruhe,
Germany. The Astaro Security Gateway has won numerous industry awards, and
is protecting over 25,000 networks in 60 countries, including such
companies as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Los Alamos National Labs, Stanford
University and Watsco, Inc. Astaro products are distributed by a worldwide
network of 450 solutions partners who offer local support and services.
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