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Astaro Enters Dedicated Mail Security Market

New Astaro Mail Gateway Offers SMBs a Low-Cost Enterprise level solution
  • 07 November, 2008 12:08

<p>Sydney, Australia, 6 November 2008 – Astaro Corporation, today announced the availability of its newest product line, Astaro Mail Gateway, as a high performance, low cost alternative to traditional market leaders. Featuring email encryption, spam and virus protection and remote exchange access, the Astaro Mail Gateway gives small- to medium-sized businesses comprehensive, easy-to-manage email security.</p>
<p>Currently the only security vendor that provides email encryption free with its mail gateway solution, Astaro has remained at the forefront, adding new functionality to its security appliances. Astaro’s email encryption runs transparently at the gateway, eliminating the need for employee action. Removing individual employees from the encryption process significantly lowers the possibility that confidential data may accidentally be sent in plaintext across the Internet. Based on recognised standards, such as S/MIME, OpenPGP, and TLS, Astaro’s encryption also allows for scanning of encrypted emails for malware.</p>
<p>"SMBs, in particular, will benefit from the AMG, since they will now be able to protect email traffic just as effectively, simply, and quickly as large corporations. The AMG includes protection against viruses, spam, and phishing, as well as e-mail encryption and simple Active Directory / eDirectory integration," explained Bryan Stibbard, senior VP of Sales APAC and Japan at Astaro.</p>
<p>“The expanded Astaro product family gives our partners the ability to address diverse security requirements and appeal to a wide range of customers. With the launch of the AMG and some great promotions we have at present, Astaro is well-positioned to attract further resellers to become partners," added Stibbard.</p>
<p>In addition to industry-standard spam recognition technologies such as RBL lists, BATV and greylisting, the patented reputation-based filtering function now considerably bolsters spam recognition while eliminating false positives for personale-mails. Dual virus scanners block both known and previously unknown malware and viruses in SMTP and POP3 e-mail traffic. This reduces the system's response time for new ‘in-the-wild’ viruses since the scanners each receive virus definition updates independently. Phishing attacks are also reliably controlled.</p>
<p>Email encryption ensures that confidential emails can no longer be accidentally sent as plaintext over the internet. Users retain full control over encryption processes, which run on the gateway and utilise recognised standards such as S/MIME, OpenPGP, and TLS. This makes it possible to scan encrypted e-mails for malware attachments and all. Thanks to the remote Exchange access feature, today's mobile users can utilise a secure SSL/VPN connection to access their Microsoft Exchange inbox with an Outlook client from any location, without needing a webmail client such as OWA.</p>
<p>The AMG also includes a web-based user portal that is available in 15 languages. The portal allows users to manage their individual spam quarantines and view the status of each individual e-mail. In combination with daily e-mail reports, the portal makes managing email securely considerably easier.</p>
<p>The features described here apply to the entire AMG product family, the AMG1000, AMG2000, AMG3000 and AMG4000. The AMG3000 and AMG4000 also provide active clustering, which dynamically balances loads between one to ten appliances.</p>
<p>Pricing and availability</p>
<p>The Astaro Mail Gateway is available immediately through all certified partners as both a virtual and hardware appliance.</p>
<p>AMG Datasheet</p>
<p>AMG Image</p>
<p>About Astaro</p>
<p>Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Combining best of breed applications, the proven quality of Linux and enterprise level performance, 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 35,000 businesses in 60 countries. Astaro, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at</p>
<p>Karen O’Grady,</p>
<p>Upstream Australia,</p>
<p>+61 2 93771125</p>

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