Astaro Launches Second Security Appliance Line

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Astaro Launches Second Security Appliance Line

Astaro Corporation, a provider of integrated security appliances, announces that they will launch their second security appliance line, the Astaro Web Gateway at the RSA Conference, Moscone Center, San Francisco, April 7-11, 2008.

The Astaro Web Gateway provides integrated URL filtering, malware detection, instant messaging and peer-to-peer application control, and bandwidth optimization to completely secure and control web access. Deployed as a hardware or virtualized appliance and managed through a single browser-based graphical user interface, Astaro Web Gateway provides small and mid-sized businesses with a comprehensive solution for securing web traffic.

"Increased reliance on the Internet to power business operations has left networks vulnerable to the constant intrusion of web-based threats," says Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "In this day and age, every organization that allows access to the Internet needs protection."

Astaro Web Gateway enables organizations to limit Internet use for business purposes, protect networks from malicious content and prevent virus and spyware infections. By protecting internal users from inappropriate or illegal web content, companies are able to enforce compliance and reduce legal risk

Astaro Web Gateway focuses on all relevant web security requirements. URL filtering grants web access according to user, time settings and policies, which can be based on 60 easy-to-navigate categories, containing over 20 million sites, with newly discovered websites updated daily to maximize coverage.

Malware detection is performed by two scan engines, providing fast and accurate detection of viruses, spyware and active content. Application controls manage access and use of instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications, including Skype.

Bandwidth optimization manages and prioritizes bandwidth to the most critical business applications. All features are managed through a browser-based user interface, similar to that of the Astaro Security Gateway.

Astaro Web Gateway will be available in the second quarter of 2008.