eSoft Announces Availability of Virtual Unified Threat Management Solutions


eSoft's InstaGate and ThreatWall protection are now available as part of VMWare environment

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - eSoft Inc., a leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solutions, today announced the availability of Virtual InstaGate and Virtual ThreatWall (www.esoft.com/network-security-appliances/virtual-utm-appliances). These appliances are available for those customers who wish to deploy the same power of the award-winning InstaGate and ThreatWall hardware UTMs in a VMWare or other virtualization environment. These virtual UTMs provide the same reporting, networking, and protection as their hardware equivalents and support subscriptions to eSoft's Email ThreatPak (www.esoft.com/network-security-appliances/add-ons/email-threatpak) and Web ThreatPak (www.esoft.com/network-security-appliances/add-ons/web-threatpak) security services. These virtual solutions are currently available at no charge at www.esoft.com/network-security-appliances/virtual-utm-appliances.

"More and more of our customers are moving to virtualized environments and are asking for the same high-level of protection that InstaGate and ThreatWall provide in a traditional environment but in their new virtualized environments," said Mike Donnell, CEO of eSoft. "This solution not only satisfies that requirement, but also complements their virtualization strategy in reducing costs."

The virtual InstaGate products feature a full stateful firewall with deep packet inspection out of the box and can be customized with additional network, email and web security services including gateway anti-virus, Web content filtering, intrusion prevention, bot detection, and IM and P2P application blocking. The virtual ThreatWall is intended for customers who already have a firewall but need access to these same important eSoft security services.

In a recent SC Magazine review, eSoft's InstaGate product scored 5 out of 5 stars for its Features, Ease of Use, Performance, Documentation and Support with the following references:

o Ease of use: "This tool is about as close to plug-and-play as it gets. The initial deployment is guided by a web-based setup wizard and takes just a few minutes to actually run through."

o Simplified GUI: "with a very organized layout, it is still quite easy and intuitive to navigate. While the appliance is pretty much ready to go after the setup wizard, tweaking and customizing policies and rules is easy to do within the interface."

o Powerful tool, ThreatMonitor: "This provides near real-time statistics that are easy to read and provide a solid bird's-eye view of the latest threats and policy violations."

The full SC Magazine review can be found at www.scmagazineus.com/esoft-instagate-604/review/3454/. To learn more about eSoft's award-winning Virtual InstaGate and Virtual ThreatWall solutions, visit www.esoft.com/network-security-appliances/virtual-utm-appliances/ or eSoft at www.esoft.com, or call +1 (303) 444-1600.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

As mentioned, the eSoft virtual solutions are currently available at no charge at www.esoft.com/network-security-appliances/virtual-utm-appliances.

ABOUT ESOFT

eSoft (www.esoft.com) is a leading provider of integrated network security solutions offering organizations protection from dynamic Internet-based threats. eSoft's award winning InstaGate and ThreatWall platforms secure, allow safe access and protect the network. eSoft solutions offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services including firewall, complete email security, and total Web security. eSoft solutions provide IT managers with simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network security. Fewer demands for time and security expertise from IT staff lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, contact eSoft at

295 Interlocken Blvd., #500; Broomfield, Colo., 80021, USA; Phone + 1 303-444-1600; Fax + 1 303-444-1640

SOURCE eSoft Inc.

CONTACT: Samantha Leggat of Lighthouse PR, +1-925-447-5300, samantha.leggat@earthlink.net, for eSoft Inc.

Web Site: www.esoft.com

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