SOURCE: Astaro Corporation

February 27, 2007 08:23 ET

Astaro's New Version 7 Is Compatible With Vista

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- Astaro Corporation (www.astaro.com), a leader in delivering unified threat management (UTM) security appliances, today announced that its recently released Version 7 software is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating system.

Astaro offers a family of Security Gateway appliances that protect computer networks from a variety of attacks including viruses, hackers, spam, spyware, phishing, and unauthorized content.

"We're happy to report that all of Astaro's virtual private network (VPN) applications, including SSL VPN, IPSec VPN, and other popular remote access options, are fully Vista compatible," confirmed Jan Hichert, Astaro CEO.

During the company's Version 7 development phase, SSL VPN drivers were updated to a newer version that supports Vista. Therefore, SSL VPN in Astaro Version 7 is fully Vista-ready and ready for enterprise use.

Additionally, L2TP over IPSec and PPTP (Windows Vista included) have also been successfully tested against Version 7. This, combined with the new Astaro Secure Client, makes all remote access variants Vista-compatible.

Windows Vista, together with the 2007 Microsoft® Office system, was made available on Nov. 30 to Volume Licensing customers and became broadly available on Jan. 30.

On the same date, Astaro announced version 7 of its Astaro Security Gateway, representing seven years of advanced technology development, customer feedback, end-user suggestions and current marketplace demands.

Version 7 contains a number of advanced features and enhancements including transparent e-mail encryption, SSL VPN, active/active clustering and safeguards for the uncontrolled flood of unsecured instant messaging traffic and peer-to-peer file sharing traffic.

Astaro has received numerous awards for its Security Gateways including "Best Business Security Solution of the Year" and "Editor's Choice" from PC Magazine; "Best Firewall," from Linux Enterprise Readers' Choice; "Best Security Solution," from LinuxWorld's Product Excellence Award; a "Best of 2006" award from SC Magazine, and in December 2006, CRN magazine awarded Astaro with a "2006 Product of the Year."

Astaro Security Gateway version 7 can be downloaded directly from www.astaro.com.

About Astaro

Astaro Corporation is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and Karlsruhe, Germany. The Astaro Security Gateway has won numerous industry awards and is 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 products are distributed by a worldwide network of more than 1,000 solution partners who offer local support and services. Visit www.astaro.com.

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