Astaro VPN Receives Frost & Sullivan 2008 Technology Innovation Award

Reading, UK – Astaro Corporation today announced that research company Frost & Sullivan has presented Astaro with the 2008 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation of the Year award in the field of virtual private network (VPN) gateway security. Each year, this award is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in new products and technologies within its industry.

Astaro’s VPN solution has received the 2008 Technology Innovation Award for the superior performance of its SSL client platform and its ability to adapt to growing enterprise demands. According to Frost & Sullivan, the advantage in Astaro’s technology is that it allows users the ability to access network resources and applications from anywhere on the Internet.

“The network security industry is being dominated by ubiquitous web-based VPN security solutions that are browser dependent. These solutions are limited to applications and services that can be seen on a web page,” explains Gaurav Sundararaman, Research Analyst with Frost & Sullivan’s Technical Insights research group. “Astaro’s security expertise and innovative research and development have allowed the company to conquer these VPN challenges.”

Astaro’s SSL platform works across multiple operating systems such as Windows, Linux, MacOS, and UNIX and is used for securely accessing a wide range of enterprise applications. Now in its seventh generation, the SSL platform has been tried and tested in Astaro’s patented Astaro Security Gateway v7, which utilises the latest in JavaScript and AJAX technology in a security GUI that allows seamless replacement control for over 11 security point products.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Astaro

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