Wilmington, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
Astaro, (http://www.astaro.com) a leading Unified Threat Management provider, today announced that the Clanton Police Department in Alabama, was able to increase their police presence in the community by using the Astaro Security Gateway. Increasing the number of officers in the field has helped reduce crime and made the community safer. In working with Astaro, the police department was also able to comply with federal mandates regarding reporting and increase their network reliability.
Using the Astaro Security Gateway’s SSL VPN features, Clanton police officers no longer have to return to the police station to file incident reports. Instead they can file reports from their cruisers, allowing them to remain in the field. Additionally, the department was able to reorganize and create more specialized unites, further increasing the police presence in the community.
“For us having a secure and reliable network isn’t about increasing profits,” said Sergeant Neil Fetner, Clanton Police Department. “There are citizens’ and officers’ lives on the line and Astaro helped us resolve any network security issues we had to so we could focus on protecting and serving the community. Simply having more officers on the street rather than in the station increases our presence and makes the community safer.”
The Clanton Police Department also benefited from deploying the Astaro Security Gateway, as the solution helped them comply with FBI reporting mandates and reduced errors. The assistance Astaro provided in complying with these regulations created a reliable network and allowed the department to focus on police related business.
“In many ways police departments are like any other business network, but with one major difference. They have access to confidential and it is unacceptable for the network to crash under any circumstances,” said Bob Darabant, vice president, Astaro Americas. “We worked with the Clanton Police Department to make sure all their needs were met and that their network would be reliable as well as secure. The fact this made their officers more efficient and the community a safer place is testament to the many ways an organization can use security solutions beyond simply blocking malware.”
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.