Astaro Security Gateway Overview
Delivering powerful, easy to use, and
affordable network protection
Enterprises are subject every day to a wide variety of Internet threats - hackers,
viruses, worms, spyware, spam, phishing, botnets, Trojans, application exploits, and
identity and information theft. These can infect computers, reduce productivity, and
Traditional firewalls and intrusion protection products filter network traffic, but are
not designed to protect against these new content-based attacks.
The Astaro Security Gateway, based on Astaro's award-winning Astaro Security
Linux, provides a complete package of perimeter security applications. This package
is powerful, easy to manage, and affordable. Web
Unified Threat Management
The Astaro Security Gateway, available as appliances and as software,
integrates nine security applications:
Web Security Email Security Network Security
N Spyware Protection blocks N Virus Protection for Email catches N Intrusion Protection detects and
incoming spyware, adware and other viruses in SMTP and POP3 emails and blocks probes and application-based
malicious applications, and prevents attachments, even in compressed and attacks using heuristics, anomaly
them from sending out confidential archived formats. detection, and pattern-based
information. N Spam Protection uses eight techniques.
N Virus Protection for the Web different techniques to filter out spam N Firewall, with stateful packet
defends computers against virus without stopping legitimate emails. inspection and application-level
infections from web downloads and N Phishing Protection blocks emails proxies, guards Internet communica-
web-based email. from criminals trying to trick users tions traffic in and out of the
N Content Filtering can block Internet into revealing confidential organization.
access to 60 categories of web sites information. N Virtual Private Network Gateway
during working hours. assures secure communications with
remote offices and “road warriors”.
Powerful and Cost-Effective
“The Astaro Security Gateway … is our top The Astaro Security Gateway is the most feature-rich, sophisticated, yet easy-to-
choice among the products in this roundup: manage network security product on the market:
It has an extremely well-rounded set of
Powerful Security. The Astaro Security Gateway utilizes over 100,000 virus
features, the best-designed interface, and
signatures, two independent virus scanning engines, more than 3,000 intrusion
the most valuable reporting for the
protection rules, and a database of over 60 million web sites classified to identify
sources of spyware, spam, phishing attacks, and questionable or illegal content.
No other product available protects against more threats.
“Once again, words almost fail us where this Most Cost-Effective. Astaro's technology can be deployed and managed with
product is concerned. With more features minimum effort. An award-winning user interface, efficient management tools,
than you can shake a stick at, this is a real and an Internet-based update service, provide quick installation, real-time
visibility into security threats, and simple administration.
Best Design for the Future. The Astaro Security Gateway incorporates best of
breed technologies from both open source projects and commercial vendors,
which are integrated with Astaro's extensible Content Filtering Framework™. This
open architecture allows Astaro to add new security technologies quickly as new
types of security threats emerge.
Easiest Configuration and Reporting
With Astaro Security Gateway, one administrator can efficiently deploy and
manage a complete security infrastructure.
Simple Configuration Internet Updates
Configuration is performed from a PC Updates and new threat signatures can
through an intuitive browser-based be installed hourly, either automatically
interface. No extra software needs to or through a simple one-click process.
be installed. This minimizes the window of opportu-
Unified Reporting nity for potential threats.
State-of-the-art reporting gives real- Central Management
time visibility of the security status of Astaro offers two separate powerful
the network. tools to manage large deployments:
Astaro Configuration Manager and
Astaro Report Manager.
Appliance and Software
Astaro provides the same features and capabilities in the Astaro Security Gateway
appliances and in the Astaro Security Gateway software. Customers can mix and
match both types in the same environment and use the same central manage-
Astaro Security Gateway ment tools with both.
The Astaro Security Gateway appliances are reliable, high performance security
devices that are extremely easy to deploy and manage. Astaro offers a full series
of models to protect networks of all sizes.
The Astaro Security Gateway software includes all the security applications of
Astaro Security Gateway
Software the Astaro Security Gateway appliances. It installs on Intel-compatible PCs and
Support and Training Services
Astaro supports its customers with an outstanding services program.
All Astaro products come with a 90-day software warranty and at least one year
of hardware replacement. Customers can purchase support programs that include
expedited replacement, email and telephone support, and 24-by-7 assistance.
Astaro trains and certifies network administrators in brief web-based sessions,
enabling them to become fully proficient in all aspects of Astaro's products.
Astaro was founded in 2000, with the goal of creating integrated, easy-to-use
network security products. The company's leading Unified Threat Management
product, Astaro Security Gateway, protects more than 25,000 customers, ranging
from small businesses, to government and non-profit agencies, to global
enterprises. Astaro's firewall is ICSA Labs certified. The company's technology
has received recognition and awards such as Editors' Choice and Best
Business Security Solution of the Year from PC Magazine, Best Security
Solution from LinuxWorld Expo, 10 Stars and Test Center Recommended
from CRN Magazine, Five Stars from SC Magazine, “Extremely Cost-Effective”
from The Tolly Group, and “Excellent” from InfoWorld Magazine. Astaro is co-
headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany and Boston, United States, with offices and
solutions partners in over 40 countries.