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
(www.grc.com/securitynow.htm). 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.
Astaro Security Gateways (www.astaro.com) 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
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