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|| ||News Item: COMPUTER RESELLER NEWS AND SC MAGAZINE HONOR ASTARO UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT APPLIANCES, SOFTWARE|
|| ||Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:08:10 -0800 (PST)|
COMPUTER RESELLER NEWS AND SC MAGAZINE HONOR ASTARO
UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT APPLIANCES, SOFTWARE Rated 'One to Consider'
and 'Best Security Appliance' for 2005
BURLINGTON, Mass., December 23, 2005 Astaro Corporation products have
received accolades from two more publications: 'Best of 2005' for two of its
all-in-one, network security solutions in the December issue of SC Magazine
and 'Best Security Appliance' in the December issue of Computer Reseller
News. This follows closely after PC Magazine named Astaro Security Gateway
220 'Best of the Year.'
Astaro products were featured in the Multifunction Appliances and
Firewalls/VPNs categories in the Best of 2005 SC Magazine issue. In the
October issue of the same publication, the Astaro Security Gateway 220
received a Best Buy and five-out-of-five star rating.
Technology Editor Jon Tullett said the Astaro Security Gateway 220
appliance is, "One to consider very strongly."
Astaro Security Gateway 420 was named 'Best Security Appliance' by CRN Test
Center's Frank Ohlhorst. He said, "Astaros commitment to the channel and
outstanding feature set combine to promote partner success and profitability.
The Security Gateway 420 offers integrated protection for hundreds of users
at an affordable price, and partners can expect to earn margins of up to 40
Companies need straight-forward, robust security and Astaro provides it,"
said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "These acknowledgements from SC Magazine and
CRN are further validation of the quality of our network security products
and our commitment to building and supporting a robust reseller program."
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
· 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
· 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.
About Astaro - www.astaro.com
Astaro is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and with facilities in
Karlsruhe, Germany. Its 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.
Bill Baker, Baker Communications Group, email@example.com, 860-350-9100
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