Astaro Corporation Positioned in the “Visionaries” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

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We view the placement of Astaro in the “visionaries” quadrant by Gartner as a confirmation of our efforts to satisfy the network security needs of organizations of all sizes.

Astaro Corporation ( ), a leading Unified Threat Management provider, today announced that Astaro has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.” (i)

According to the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report “The enterprise network firewall market represented by this Magic Quadrant is composed primarily of purpose-built appliances for securing corporate networks. Products must be able to support single enterprise firewall deployments and large deployments, including branch offices. These products are accompanied by highly scalable management and reporting consoles/products.”

“We view the placement of Astaro in the “visionaries” quadrant by Gartner as a confirmation of our efforts to satisfy the network security needs of organizations of all sizes,” said Jan Hichert, Astaro CEO. “We believe the security challenges faced by enterprises are evolving rapidly, creating a greater need for multifunction firewalls in these environments. As enterprises grow and add new offices at remote locations, the capabilities available in a multifunction firewall will become even more valuable to meeting these organizations’ ever changing needs.”

Astaro recently announced the development of three new security products, Astaro RED (Remote Ethernet Device) Astaro Wireless Security and Astaro Mail Archiving. Additional information regarding these new products can be found here:

The Astaro Security Gateway integrates Network, Web and Mail Security through an intuitive GUI, allowing for easy management. Astaro is currently developing version 8 of the Astaro Security Gateway, which will be available in the second half of 2010. The new version will include support for IPv6, a reverse proxy – Web Application Firewall, admin change tracking and an updated interface. Many of the new features found in version 8 were suggested on the Astaro Feature Request Site, a site that was developed by Astaro product management to receive feedback on current and future offerings from Astaro’s partner community and customers.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 resellers, Astaro products protect over 100,000 networks across 60 countries. Astaro, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at

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(i) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls” by Greg Young, Joe Pescatore, 15 March 2010


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