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October 27, 2010

Astaro introduces new service updates in Security Gateway offering for SMEs

Wireless functionality, Web server protection against OWASP Top 10 Risks

By CBR Staff Writer

Astaro, a Europe-based unified threat management vendor, has introduced two service updates in its security offering, Astaro Security Gateway, for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Europe.

A new Web Application Security has been added with new functionalities to the Astaro Security Gateway, and Astaro Wireless Security added to augment any Astaro gateway with new wireless functionality.

The company claims that IT administrators will be able to protect their Web servers against nine of the OWASP Top 10 Risks without specialist training in this area.

Features including a web application firewall, URL hardening, cookie signing and dual antivirus scanning will ensure that businesses’ Web services and applications are secured from attacks such as SQL injection or Cross Site Scripting.

Astaro Wireless Security enables businesses to leverage the flexibility and scalability of WLANs safe in the knowledge that they are protected with the same high level of UTM security that is in place for devices connected via LANs.

The new offering enables the creation of secure and reliable wireless networks in less time, removing the need for the time-consuming reconfiguration of network switches, the company said.

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It integrates all wireless zones into the security framework offering encrypted UTM protection for all wireless clients, while enabling businesses to set up wireless guest Internet access immediately without compromising the integrity of the internal network.

Astaro vice president of product management Gert Hansen said their strengthened offering will provide businesses with the tools they need to operate effectively with a layer of security that protects them from the range of threats proliferating today.

Meanwhile, Astaro said the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has accepted the company’s application for a Common Criteria (CC) security certificate with assurance level EAL4+.

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