Unified Threat Management Software meets needs of enterprises/SMBs.

Press Release Summary:

Meeting Unified Threat Management (UTM) requirements, Astaro Security Gateway v8 delivers multi-role administration with access permissions, configuration change auditing, and IPv6 support. VPN activity reporting displays status and historical activity of remote workers, and country blocking can prevent all communications with specified countries/regions. Functionality is also included to save copy of configuration maps for auditing/compliance.

Original Press Release:

Astaro Launches Astaro Security Gateway Version 8

Unified Threat Management Evolves to Meet Requirements of Enterprises as well as SMB

New Delhi, India - Astaro, a leading Unified Threat Management vendor, today announced the release of the Astaro Security Gateway Version 8. This major release comes with several new features and general improvements, providing SMB as well as enterprises with comprehensive protection. While Unified Threat Management has been the option of choice for the SMB sector for some time, Astaro's partners have observed an increasing demand from enterprises for integrated security solutions.

The latest version of Astaro's flagship solution comes with a host of new features, including:
  • Multi-role Administration - Specify access permissions for different administrators.
  • Configuration Change Auditing - See what settings were altered in the configuration and by whom.
  • IPv6 Support - Accommodates the next iteration in IP addressing.
  • Printable Configuration - Save a copy of configuration maps for auditing or compliance reasons.
  • VPN Activity Reporting - Displays the status and historical activity of your remote workers.
  • Country Blocking - Disallow all communications with specified countries or regions.

    The new features of the Astaro Security Gateway V8 appeal to both the enterprise and SMBs. For example companies can now track all network activities from users logged in from remote locations and completely block Internet traffic from selected countries. Additionally, the user interface of the Astaro Security Gateway has been revised in order to further simplify management tasks. These changes include the introduction of a search function which automatically brings up all menu items related to the administrator's query.

    "Version 8 is further testimony of Astaro's commitment to innovation. Astaro will continue to invest R & D efforts in developing extremely useful features for our customers worldwide and in India. With features like Country level blocking, IPv6 support, configuration change auditing etc. security administrators get unprecedented ease of use, flexibility and ROI on their investment in Astaro solutions," said, Mr. Sunil Sapra, Country Manager- India/SAARC .

    The security challenges for organizations are evolving rapidly. As companies grow and add new offices at remote locations, creating a greater need for multifunction firewalls, both in the SMBs and enterprises. "Like SMBs, enterprises search for a security solution that saves time and money and they like the idea of integrated functionality," said Gert Hansen, Vice President Product Management at Astaro. "But most UTM solutions lack functionality that is essential for the enterprise segment, like in the areas of revision and compliance. The new version 8 of the Astaro Security Gateway addresses these needs."

    About Astaro
    Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Astaro's award-winning products provide the latest protection with the best total cost of ownership. Software, hardware and virtual appliance offerings provide users the flexibility to meet a wide variety of deployment scenarios. Distributed by a growing worldwide network of more than 2,500 resellers, Astaro products protect over 100,000 networks across 60 countries. Astaro, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at www.astaro.com.

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