SOURCE: Astaro

May 29, 2007 09:31 ET

Astaro Appoints Arne Klein to Vice President, Global Marketing

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Astaro Corporation (www.astaro.com), a leader in delivering unified threat management (UTM) security appliances, today announced the appointment of Arne Klein to the position of vice president, Global Marketing, reporting to Astaro CEO Jan Hichert. Klein's responsibilities will include the further development of Astaro's marketing strategy and the execution of international marketing campaigns.

"We are delighted to have someone with such sharp international marketing skills as Mr. Klein," said Hichert. "Under his creative direction, Astaro will strengthen its brand, increase its channel relations and consolidate its position as a market leader."

Klein has held a number of senior business-to-business marketing roles throughout his eight-year career. He was previously at Utimaco where he led all corporate marketing activity. Prior to this he was employed at Intershop Communications where he was part of the executive management team and coordinated European marketing projects. Klein has lectured in business economics and communications and is actively involved with the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, representing more than 1,000 companies in Germany.

"Astaro has an excellent international reputation for its family of UTM network security appliances and the company is well positioned with its headquarters split between Europe and the USA," responded Klein. "With Astaro's professional team of highly motivated and skilled IT security specialists I am confident that we will achieve our goals that are targeted at aggressive international growth."

About Astaro

Astaro Corporation is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and Karlsruhe, Germany. The Astaro Security Gateway, simplifying Email, Web & Network Security, has won numerous industry awards and is protecting over 30,000 networks in 60 countries. Astaro products are distributed by a worldwide network of more than 1,000 solution partners who offer local support and services. For more information, please visit www.astaro.com.

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