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Asg V7 4 Whats New

  1. 1. Astaro Gateway Software V7.4 Launch Briefing June 10, 2009
  2. 2. AxG V7.4 - Launch Briefing Agenda <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>What’s New </li></ul><ul><li>Software Status </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing & Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  3. 3. AxG V7.4 Overview <ul><li>What are the major new things? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTTP proxy now allows filtering of HTTPS traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WAN Link balancing for support of multiple Internet connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Avira AntiVirus Engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many new User-Driven functions and changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does this release help us? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides many often-requested features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boosts Astaro’s “developed by you” visibility to partners and customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthens Astaro against competitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matures several areas of the product with key functionality </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. New Features HTTPS Filtering <ul><li>Scan HTTPS traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Block use of programs that can tunnel via HTTPS </li></ul><ul><li>Full CA management </li></ul><ul><li>One-Click Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Granular Tuning & Exceptions </li></ul>
  5. 5. New Features WAN Link Balancing <ul><li>Balance up to eight ISP connections </li></ul><ul><li>Two Modes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multipath (balancing + failover) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easy prioritization </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable Health Check </li></ul>
  6. 6. WAN Link Balancing Customization <ul><li>Control traffic flows </li></ul><ul><li>Ordered rules </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple ways of matching traffic </li></ul>
  7. 7. WAN Link Balancing Example Scenario 1 <ul><li>Dual lines, a T1 and a DSL. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All traffic out of the Mail and Webserver use the T1. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User surfing and other traffic out the DSL </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WAN Link Balancing Example Scenario 2 <ul><li>Four Lines, 2 Cable and 2 DSL </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance all user activity automatically across multiple lines with failover, in order to save money using residential connections versus buying a more expensive, business-class circuit. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. New AntiVirus Engine Increased Recognition <ul><li>Top-Rated Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Replaces Authentium </li></ul><ul><li>Faster Scanning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Server Load Balancing Enhancements <ul><li>Dead Peer Detection </li></ul><ul><li>Session persistence </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable health-check </li></ul>
  11. 11. Site-to-Site SSL VPN Easy Setup <ul><li>Robust VPN over SSL </li></ul><ul><li>Simple client /server setup </li></ul><ul><li>Provides same abilities as IPSEC tunnels </li></ul>
  12. 12. Report Exporting Portable Data <ul><li>One-click export to PDF & CSV </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for easy re-distribution </li></ul><ul><li>CSV files add spreadsheet options </li></ul>
  13. 13. Anonymized Reports Address Privacy <ul><li>Obscures User names & Emails </li></ul><ul><li>Two-password protection system </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses privacy laws </li></ul>
  14. 14. Up2Date Status Visual Changes <ul><li>Reworked status display </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks progress of installations </li></ul><ul><li>Better relays Up2Date process </li></ul>
  15. 15. Additional New Features More Capabilities <ul><li>Support for Cisco™ IPSEC Client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves organizations invested in this client from having to redeploy and re-educate their users. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further eases Cisco appliance replacements with ASG. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for IPSEC support of the iPhone OS 2.0+ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Availability Network Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group objects together in a prioritized, match-once list. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds redundancy options to many areas of ASG, like authentication servers and VPN configurations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health of objects in these groups uses new auto-monitor system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DynDNS Tweaks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current DynDNS status is now displayed in WebAdmin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage DynDNS on multiple interfaces, allowing for excellent integration with WAN Link Balancing. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Additional New Features Authentication Improvements <ul><li>Authentication “Test User” Extended </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using WebAdmin, a user tested against a backend server will now return the group memberships, allowing admins to troubleshoot and test much easier. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Server 2008 Native Mode Support </li></ul><ul><li>Event-Based eDirectory Synchronization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows AxG to receive logon/logoff updates from an eDirectory server instead of polling for them, increasing speed and reducing load. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disable Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User objects can now be toggled “off” instead of deleted. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for testing, and lets administrators toggle certain accesses without having to re-input the configuration each time. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Other Additions & Changes Increased Functionality <ul><li>Customizable URL Category Groupings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add/delete/rename category buckets as needed, beyond the previous limit of eighteen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VDSL Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of Very High Bitrate DSL lines (PPPoE over VLANs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fully Transparent HTTP Proxy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preserves client IP addresses as they pass through the proxy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for upstream tracking, reporting, & control of proxy users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disable Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User objects can now be toggled “off” instead of deleted. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. ASG V7.4 Software status <ul><li>Release changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~ 225+ total changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ 75 new features & improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ 90 bugfixes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internal Tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~ 600 internal tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ 300 tests based on bugtracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Beta-Tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started on November 17th 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>150+ beta bugreports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planned GA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 21st 2009. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. ASG V7.4 Pricing and Availability <ul><li>Pricing does not change </li></ul><ul><li>Updated Datasheets available </li></ul><ul><li>HTTPS Scanning requires a Web Security subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Customers with valid Maintenance agreements receive V7.4 at no cost </li></ul>
  20. 20. ASG V7.4 Communication © Astaro 2008 To Whom? What? When? Astaro internal <ul><li>Release date </li></ul><ul><li>Updated customer presentation </li></ul><ul><li>What‘s new presentation </li></ul>3 days before GA Distributors <ul><li>Release date </li></ul><ul><li>New features </li></ul>2 days before GA Partners <ul><li>Release date </li></ul><ul><li>New features </li></ul><ul><li>Partner KIL </li></ul>1 day before GA Public/Press <ul><li>Press release </li></ul><ul><li>Up2Date blog announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Release Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Online Help </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Guide </li></ul>At GA date
  21. 21. Questions?