Astaro Announced as Best of Interop Finalist

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InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Las Vegas 2010 Select Astaro to Compete at Interop

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With Astaro RED our goal was to eliminate these challenges and make it possible for organizations to take advantage of the benefits having a distributed workforce can bring.

Today Astaro Corporation (] a leading Unified Threat Management provider announced it had been selected as a Best of Interop finalist for the security award category, recognizing Astaro’s significant technological advancements in this specific category area. The Best of Interop winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 28 during Interop Las Vegas, happening April 25-29 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit:

“As an international company with offices all over the globe, we recognize the challenges associated with connecting and securing branch offices,” said David Rogers, Vice President, Americas, Astaro. “With Astaro RED our goal was to eliminate these challenges and make it possible for organizations to take advantage of the benefits having a distributed workforce can bring. Astaro RED being named a Best of Interop finalist suggests we not only achieved our goal, but exceeded the expectations of the market place.”

Astaro will showcase Astaro RED (Remote Ethernet Device) at Interop Las Vegas, North America’s leading business technology event. The Best of Interop Judging Committee reviewed all entries and selected finalists based on the products with the most significant technical impact that are helping to move business technology forward.

“The Best of Interop Awards highlight important technologies that are driving innovation and new levels of achievement in the industry,” said Art Wittmann, Managing Director, InformationWeek Analytics. “We applaud all participating companies for their advancements within the business technology market and look forward to announcing the Best of Interop winners’ onsite at Interop Las Vegas.”

The nine category areas that Best of Interop finalists were selected for include:

  •     Cloud Computing
  •     Collaboration
  •     Data Center & Storage
  •     Infrastructure
  •     Network Management, Monitoring & Testing
  •     Performance Optimization
  •     Security
  •     Virtualization
  •     Wireless & Mobility

In addition to these nine specific category areas, there will be three special awards chosen: an overall "Best of Interop," Best Startup and the Green Award, which recognizes eco-friendly products. This year’s Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Analytics.

About Astaro Corporation
Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Combining best of breed applications and enterprise level performance, 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

About InformationWeek Analytics
InformationWeek Analytics is the leading resource for peer-driven research, providing business technology professionals with the real-world analysis and perspective they need to run better, smarter IT organizations. InformationWeek Analytics content is written and produced by an analyst team comprised of practicing senior IT professionals and InformationWeek's world-class editors.    Featuring a combination of quantitative research and qualitative real world analysis, coupled with technology-adoption best practices, the InformationWeek Analytics site boasts more than 900 reports and briefs written specifically for and by IT professionals. InformationWeek Analytics is part of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network. For more information, visit

About Interop®
Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb’s family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit,

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