SOURCE: Astaro Corporation

April 04, 2006 09:00 ET

Astaro to Sponsor Security Now! Podcast

Widely Heard Podcast Features Security Techniques and Information for Tens of Thousands of Network Administrators

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2006 -- Astaro Corporation today announced that it will sponsor 12 episodes of the Security Now! podcast ( Security Now! is a weekly podcast presented by Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson that is dedicated to important issues of personal computer and network security. These two well-known information technology and podcasting pioneers deliver a unique mix of technical fundamentals and practical information which combine to allow listeners to understand Internet Security concepts and apply those concepts to the daily task of protecting their businesses and personal networks from the scourge of Internet security threats.

"We are very excited to be associated with a podcast like Security Now! because we believe that the more people understand what's at stake, the more likely they will do something to protect their business and personal information," said Alex Neihaus, vice president of marketing, Astaro Corporation. "We know that podcast subscribers to Security Now! are precisely the people who will appreciate the elegance of our Astaro Security Gateway appliances. So this is the best of all possible worlds for advertisers like us: the chance to support a high-quality, informative, fun and educational program; the opportunity to associate ourselves with the emerging podcast medium; and the ability to speak directly to people who are interested in our technology."

"Steve Gibson and I are really pleased to partner with Astaro," said Leo Laporte, co-host of Security Now! "Astaro's best-of-breed, open-source-based security technologies are a great match for Security Now! They practice what we preach!"

Listeners can access the podcast by downloading it via any of the many "podcatcher" products, including Apple® iTunes®, or by listening to it on their personal computers. In addition, the Security Now! web page offers transcripts, program notes and other explanatory information to complement the podcast feed.

About Astaro

Astaro Security Gateways ( control access to networks, guarantee availability and ensure compliance for businesses and enterprises worldwide, while reducing network administration costs. With Astaro Security Gateway, network administrators and designers achieve Network Assurance: functional, high-performance and safe business networks. Astaro Security Gateways have won numerous industry awards, and are protecting over 30,000 networks in 60 countries, including such companies as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Los Alamos National Labs, Stanford University and Watsco, Inc.

Astaro is a trademark of Astaro Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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