eSoft Instagate Designated “Best Buy” by SC Magazine

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Product receives 5 out of 5 stars in all categories including Value for the Money

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eSoft is proud to announce it has received another top industry designation as SC Magazine’s “Best Buy”, with 5 out of 5 stars for the company’s InstaGate 604 in the prestigious publication’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) group test (SC Magazine, March 2012).

eSoft’s InstaGate 604 received the highest possible score with an overall 5 star rating, including 5 for its Features, Ease of Use, Performance, Documentation, Support, and Value for the Money. “The first thing to note with this appliance is the ease with which it can be set up and configured” according to Peter Stephenson, the magazine's technical editor. He also noted, “The InstaGate also does an excellent job of visual reporting in real time” and “we find this product to be an excellent value for the money. The eSoft InstaGate provides many easy-to-configure features, along with easy deployment options to provide solid network protection at the gateway."

Additional features about the InstaGate 604 referenced in the article include:

  •     Full-Featured: “This appliance features integrated services - such as a full stateful inspection firewall, intrusion prevention system, web content filter, anti-virus, anti-spam and email content filtering - all under one easy-to-manage platform.”
  •     Easy set up: “Once it has an address, the setup is all done via a web-based wizard. This is easy to follow and includes steps to not only configure network settings and get a base configuration, but it also runs connectivity diagnostics and downloads updates if necessary.”
  •     Documentation: “The quick-start guide details the initial setup procedure for getting the appliance up and running in the environment, including a step-by-step walkthrough of the setup wizard. The user guide provides a much more in-depth look at configuration and management of the product features.
  •     Support: “The company offers 90 days of no-cost, technical phone setup support as part of the purchase price of the appliance..”

“eSoft is delighted to receive the esteemed honor of Best Buy for the InstaGate 604 by SC Magazine,” said Mike Donnell, eSoft’s CEO. “eSoft works diligently with the input of our channel partners and end customers to provide the best security available, with the most flexible and easy to manage products and this award is further confirmation that we’re succeeding.”

The full SC Magazine review can be found at

For more information about eSoft's award-winning InstaGate Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution, visit or contact us at

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About eSoft
eSoft ( is a leading provider of integrated network security solutions offering organizations protection from dynamic Internet-based threats. eSoft’s award winning InstaGate. and ThreatWall. platforms offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services including firewall, UTM, complete email security, and total web security. eSoft solutions provide IT managers with simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network security. Fewer demands for time and security expertise from IT staff lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, contact eSoft at

295 Interlocken Blvd., #500,
Broomfield, Colo., 80021, USA,
Phone + 1 303-444-1600
Fax + 1 303-444-1640

-- or pr(at)esoft(dot)com. eSoft, InstaGate, SoftPak Director, ThreatWall, and ThreatPak are all trademarks and/or service marks of eSoft. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements often can be identified by the use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “project,” “estimate” or words of similar meaning. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and eSoft will not necessarily update these statements to reflect subsequent developments. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.

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