Astaro Introduces Three New IT Security Products

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Astaro adds Next Generation Firewall, Log Management and Data Leakage Prevention to take consolidation of IT security to a higher level

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Since Astaro was founded over ten years ago, we have designed our solutions with the goal of simplifying IT security. We continually monitor security trends and solicit feedback from our customers so that we can anticipate the future needs of businesses.

Astaro Corporation (http://www.astaro.com), a leading Unified Threat Management provider, today introduced three new IT security solutions; Astaro Application Control, Astaro Log Management and Astaro Endpoint Security. Together the new technologies represent Astaro’s commitment to offering the next generation of Unified Threat Management solutions by providing IT security that extends beyond the perimeter, protects against modern threats and improves administrators’ visibility into network operations.

Network configurations and the threat landscape have become increasingly complex, making it necessary for organizations to consolidate their IT security. Astaro has continued their approach of developing a more comprehensive approach to protecting company networks.

“Since Astaro was founded over ten years ago, we have designed our solutions with the goal of simplifying IT security. We continually monitor security trends and solicit feedback from our customers so that we can anticipate the future needs of businesses,” said Jan Hichert, Astaro CEO. “This feedback from our customers and partners as well as our own research tells us that companies are looking for a more comprehensive approach to IT security. With innovation as the cornerstone of our business and product strategy we are prepared to offer this next generation of Unified Threat Management products.”

As part of the commitment to innovation and offering comprehensive security Astaro will release three new products and features in 2011:

Astaro Application Control adds Next Generation Firewall capabilities that help IT administrators gain visibility into Internet usage, block unwanted applications like Facebook or Ultrasurf and prioritize Internet bandwidth usage. Astaro’s application control allows administrators to monitor which applications are being used and by whom. It can limit the use of productivity draining applications while allowing access to applications necessary for employees to fulfill their responsibilities.

Astaro Log Management allows Astaro Security Gateway users to centrally store and analyze log data from all systems and applications. With its error tracking, policy protection and automatic alerts, it can reduce troubleshooting time by up to 80% while helping companies comply with PCI and other regulations.

Astaro Endpoint Security adds Data Leakage Prevention that enables usage control of USB ports, DVD drives and other peripheral devices. Managed by a central Astaro Security Gateway, security agents can be easily enrolled to every device on your local network or even at remote locations. It includes comprehensive reporting features which allow IT administrators to analyze device usage and track the location of each machine in case of theft or loss.

Hichert continued: “Our success in innovating the concept of Unified Threat Management products directly contributed to our unprecedented success in 2010. We expect 2011 to be another exciting year, both in terms of growth and in technological expansion. Moving forward, Astaro will develop more new products and functions that will help companies protect their networks from the modern threat landscape.”

About Astaro
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 resellers, more than 56,000 Astaro installations protect business, school and government networks against IT security threats. Astaro, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at http://www.astaro.com.

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Jessica Lavery-Pozerski
Astaro Corporation
jpozerski(at)astaro(dot)com
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