Astaro Strengthens Management Team With Former Cisco Executive

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Günter Junk joins Astaro as Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing

I have observed Astaro's development since 2005 and Astaro has built a solid base for future success. I am excited to be joining Astaro and to contribute to further steps – or more appropriately leaps

Astaro Corporation (http://www.astaro.com ), a leading network security vendor, today announced that Astaro has strengthened its management team with Günter Junk, a well-known specialist for IT. Once responsible for the European operations at Cisco, Günter Junk now takes over the position of Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Astaro.

Günter Junk, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing, is responsible for Astaro’s worldwide sales and marketing strategy as a globally operating vendor for UTM solutions. Before joining Astaro, Günter Junk was CEO at Swyx Solutions AG, a German vendor of software based IP telephony solutions. During his leadership, Swyx was able to become a market leader for IP telephony in Europe. Prior to his tenure at Swyx, Günter Junk built-up the German sales organization at Cisco Systems and was ultimately responsible for all European operations as the Vice President of the region.

"I have observed Astaro's development since 2005 and Astaro has built a solid base for future success. I am excited to be joining Astaro and to contribute to further steps – or more appropriately leaps," says Günter Junk. "Astaro's products have gained a high level of acceptance with users and partners, which is the best foundation for further growth. In my eyes, Astaro’s technology and the people who are part of this company have the capability to strongly influence the UTM market."

"We are very pleased having won a specialist like Günter Junk for our team," says Jan Hichert, CEO at Astaro. "I am confident he will bring our global sales and marketing strategy forward so that we will be able to expand the successes we have achieved thus far."

For a photo and the biography of Günter Junk, please visit: http://www.astaro.com/newsroom/press_kit .

About Astaro Corporation
Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Astaro’s award-winning products provide the latest protection with the best total cost of ownership. Software, hardware and virtual appliance offerings provide users the flexibility to meet a wide variety of deployment scenarios. Distributed by a growing worldwide network of more than 2,500 certified partners, Astaro products protect over 100,000 networks for 47,000 customers across 60 countries. Astaro, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at http://www.astaro.com .

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