Software provides protection from spam

Software provides protection from spam

Astaro Security Linux v5.1 offers spam blocking features and management tools that eliminate threats and enable IT staff to act quickly, ensuring overall security of corporate IT assets. It includes SPF record checking, graylisting, BATV reverse path signing, and list of quarantined emails. Bandwidth monitoring provides alerts when limits are exceeded. Software supports SNMP Traps to communicate system information in real-time to network management systems.

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Astaro Security Linux V5.1 also adds bandwidth monitoring

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 22 – Astaro Corporation today announced an update to its award-winning flagship perimeter security package that includes major spam protection enhancements – dramatically improving the blocking of unwanted email messages.

Astaro Security Linux V5.1 also enables easy integration with network management systems, and adds features that allow customers to monitor bandwidth usage.

“The variety and sheer numbers of threats to corporate computer networks change by the hour and IT managers are looking for a powerful, cost-effective solution that meets this ever-shifting landscape head-on,” said Astaro CEO Jan Hichert. “Astaro Security Linux V5.1 builds on all the award-winning features available with V5.0 by adding sophisticated spam blocking features and management tools that eliminate threats and empower IT staff to act quickly, thereby ensuring overall security of corporate IT assets.”

Improved Spam Blocking

Astaro Security Linux V5.1 key new features include SPF record checking, greylisting, BATV reverse path signing, list of quarantined emails for users, use of additional spam databases. All anti-spam features can be enabled or disabled from the Astaro Security Linux WebAdmin interface, and in some cases can be enabled or disabled for specific email recipients.

Additional details on these features can be found at http://www.astaro.com/firewall_network_security/security_solution

Network Management

Astaro Security Linux V5.1 supports the use of SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Traps to communicate system information like anti-virus and network outages in real time to network management systems such as HP OpenView, CA Unicenter, and IBM Tivoli. SNMP trap sending can be configured from the Astaro Security Linux WebAdmin interface.

Bandwidth Monitoring

This feature provides alerts when bandwidth limits are exceeded and allows administrators to respond quickly to unexpected changes.

Astaro Security Linux

Astaro Security Linux is an integrated, easy-to-use security package that combines best of breed:

o Firewall — with stateful packet inspection and application proxies guards Internet communications traffic in and out of the organization.

o Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateway — assures secure communications with remote offices, “road warriors,” and telecommuters.

o Virus Protection — defends computers from both email and web-borne viruses.

o Intrusion Protection — detects and stops hostile probes and application-based attacks.

o Spam Protection — eliminates the productivity drain of opening and deleting unsolicited emails.

o Surf Protection (Content Filtering) — improves productivity by blocking inappropriate activities on the web.

About Astaro

Astaro develops Astaro Security Linux, an all-in-one network security solution with six critical applications – firewall, VPN gateway, anti-virus, intrusion protection, spam filtering and content filtering – 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 20,000 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.

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