SOURCE: Astaro

June 12, 2007 10:37 ET

Astaro Named "Emerging Tech Dynamo" by CRN

Astaro Among Top "50 Emerging Vendors You Should Know" List From Pool of 163

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Astaro Corporation (, simplifying Email, Web & Network Protection, today announced it has been selected by CRN, part of CMP's family of Channel Solutions, as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its Unified Threat Management technology. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

Astaro's line of UTM appliances -- Astaro Security Gateways -- provide users protection against a wide range of threats including malware, viruses, hacking, spam, spyware, and phishing. The Gateway can also prevent inappropriate, or unproductive content from entering the workplace, and acts as an SMTP and VPN gateway. The family of ASGs range in support from SMB to large enterprises.

Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruiting channel partners. They must demonstrate that its direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company's revenue history, a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player. Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial team after a review of the submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners.

"Successful Solution Providers are always looking for new and innovative partners, and the CRN Emerging Tech list provides a way for them to discover a large number of potential new partners who offer a wide range of emerging technologies," said Heather Clancy, vice president and editor of CRN.

Astaro was also chosen among a list of the top "50 Emerging Vendors You Should Know" from a total field of 163 vendors. Emerging vendors concentrating on IT security was the third most popular sector.

In the June 5 issue, CRN wrote, "They have far superior technology, more robust margins and uncompromising technical support. They are the CRN Emerging Tech Dynamos and they're reshaping the information technology industry, solution providers say, by handily beating established vendors in head-to-head product, margin, technical support and field engagement comparisons."

Astaro was selected based on its outstanding personal attention it delivers to it customers and partners from its tech and sales support team.

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

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