SOURCE: Astaro Corporation

December 21, 2006 10:16 ET

Astaro Corporation and SYNNEX Corporation Establish Exclusive Distribution Partnership to Offer Leading Edge Unified Threat Management Security Appliances

SYNNEX to Distribute Astaro Products to Mid-Market and SMB Customer Base

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 21, 2006 -- Astaro Corporation (, a leader in delivering powerful, easy-to-use, unified threat management (UTM) security appliances, and SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a global IT supply chain services company, today announced a strategic distribution partnership to offer the complete line of Astaro security appliances and management tools across North America.

Under the terms of this exclusive agreement, SYNNEX will distribute the full line of Astaro products, allowing Astaro to expand its reach to new markets and verticals. SYNNEX, with its strong attention to product knowledge and ability to add incremental sales, will act as an extension of the Astaro sales force by adding new customer relationships and generating demand for the Astaro products.

Strategic partners like Astaro benefit from SYNNEX' ability to expand the customer touch within several vertical markets such as healthcare, banking, legal, publishing and customer service. The Astaro UTM appliances align with SYNNEX' continued strategy to expand its product offering with industry leading products, solutions and services. With product available today, Astaro's UTM security appliances are offered through SYNNEX' Technology Solutions Division (TSD).

"We are delighted to be partnering with Astaro and offering its award-winning products as a part of our solutions offering," said John Horner, General Manager Telephony and Converged Solutions at SYNNEX Corporation. "We look forward to the opportunity to expand our relationship and establish a broader foothold and presence for Astaro products in the channel."

"Astaro's award-winning technology provides customers and resellers the ability to protect businesses of all sizes from the latest and most sophisticated network, web and email security threats," said Alex Quinonez, Vice President of North America Sales at Astaro Corporation. "Astaro's approach to security gives users powerful, complete and in-depth security that is easy to use, scalable and has a low TCO."

"Our partnership with SYNNEX gives Astaro the ability to offer our products to a new set of customers and resellers. Resellers can now take advantage of Astaro's quality products, short sales cycles, competitive pricing and nationwide marketing campaigns and customers achieve secure networks with our leading edge technology," Quinonez added.


Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation is a global IT supply chain services company offering a comprehensive range of services to original equipment manufacturers, software publishers and reseller customers worldwide. SYNNEX offers product distribution, related logistics services, demand generation marketing and contract assembly and works with the leading industry suppliers of IT systems, peripherals, system components, software and networking equipment. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at

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.

Statements in this release that are forward looking, such as our product marketing strategy and expectations of product capabilities, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this release. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release.

Technology Solutions Division is a division of SYNNEX Corporation. Copyright 2006 SYNNEX Corporation. All rights reserved. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, the TSD Logo and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX and the SYNNEX Logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

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