Astaro: Received PC Magazine's “Best-of-the-Year Award”

BURLINGTON, MA – Astaro’s unified threat management appliance, the Astaro Security Gateway 220, was named ‘Best of the Year’ by PC Magazine in its December 27, 2005 issue.

The magazine selected eight solutions in the categories of Security and Networking for this yearly distinction. Astaro Security Gateway 220 was chosen as the Business Security Appliance for both.

The reviewers noted, “The Astaro Security Gateway 220 is an impressive hardware solution…”

“Best of the Year is an amazing honor and to be recognized in not one, but two categories by the technical staff at PC Magazine is truly a testament to our focus on providing the best, most cost-effective and easy-to-manage security for small and medium businesses,” said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. “We look forward to the new year as we continue to introduce products that innovate, while serving an even larger segment of the network security market.”

About Astaro –

Astaro develops a complete line of network security products including the Astaro Security Gateway software and Astaro Security Gateway line of security appliances. All Astaro products offer nine critical security applications in three categories – Web Security, Email Security and Network Security – fully integrated on a single management platform.

The company is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and with facilities in Karlsruhe, Germany. Astaro’s software has won numerous industry awards, and is protecting over 25,000 networks in 60 countries, including such organizations as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Los Alamos National Labs, Stanford University and Watsco, Inc. Astaro products are distributed by a worldwide network of 350 solutions partners who offer local support and services.