SOURCE: Astaro

December 21, 2006 10:54 ET

Astaro Corporation Ends Year With More "Best Of" Product Awards

Astaro UTM Appliances Awarded by Leading Reseller and IT Security Publications

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 21, 2006 --Astaro Corporation (, a leader in delivering powerful, easy-to-use, unified threat management (UTM) security appliances, today announced that it was awarded honors by two top-tier industry trade publications. The accolades mark Astaro's fourth consecutive year of receiving industry recognition for its brand of integrated all-in-one perimeter security products, also known as unified threat management (UTM) solutions.

Astaro's family of Security Gateways protect computer networks from a variety of threats including viruses, hackers, spam, spyware, phishing, and unauthorized content.

In their annual end of year product roundup feature entitled "Leaders of the Pack," CRN weekly magazine awarded Astaro "Best Security Appliance."

Frank J. Ohlhorst, CNE, director of CRN Labs, wrote, "Astaro's commitment to the channel and outstanding feature set combine to promote partner success and profitability. The Security Gateway 420 offers integrated protection for hundreds of users at an affordable price, and partners can expect to earn margins of up to 40 percent."

In results based on lab testing, CRN highlighted an "impressive feature set" that proved to be "easy to manage with Astaro's included browser-based management console, where ease of use and consistency are emphasized."

Published by CMP Technology, CRN boosts 117,000 weekly readers and since 1982 has been providing news and analysis for resellers/VARs, solution providers and integrators since 1982.

In addition, SC Magazine awarded the Astaro Security Gateway with a "Best of 2006" in the Firewalls category. The magazine cited Astaro as "a very strong all-round performer." The editors "looked for enterprise features such as VLAN support, quality of service (QoS) and VoIP, and were pleased to see that most devices being tested provide bandwidth limit or QoS support."

Previously in July, Astaro's Security Gateway 425 appliance received SC Magazine's "Recommended" award and an overall rating of four stars in the group test category of firewalls. This year's award marks the third consecutive year the publication has honored Astaro.

SC Magazine has been a leading trade publication since 1989 and is read by more than 55,000 IT security professionals.

The Astaro Security Gateway integrates nine, best of breed, security applications that cover all aspects of security including network (firewall, VPN and intrusion protection) Web security (spyware protection, virus protection for the Web and content filtering), and e-mail security (virus protection for e-mail, spam protection, and phishing protection).

About Astaro

Astaro is a leading provider of UTM appliances offering network, web and email security. Founded in 2000 by security and Linux experts Jan Hichert, Gert Hansen and Markus Hennig, Astaro continues its mission to provide the best network security possible. Astaro's technology has received numerous industry awards and recognition since inception and continues to gain market share, protecting over 35,000 networks in 60 countries. The company is co-headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and Karlsruhe, Germany with multiple sales and support offices around the globe. Astaro products are distributed by a worldwide network of 900+ channel resellers. For more information, visit

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  • Victor Cruz
    PR Media - Astaro Corporation
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