Melbourne, Australia, March 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Unified Threat Management (UTM) vendor Astaro Corporation and Australian IT security specialists CoreSight recently inked a strategic partnership agreement.
CoreSight believe that the Astaro UTM offers a scope and degree of integration that takes UTM to a new level. CoreSight spokesperson Scott Jackson said, “Part of our rationale behind picking the partners we do is their ability to solve challenging business problems for our clients. We just weren’t convinced that any of the players in this space had been doing that effectively.”
Jackson continued, “The belief inside our business is that through our partnership with Astaro, we can deliver a significantly better outcome to both existing and new clients. It’s not uncommon out on site to see a range of disparate point products that result in an environment that’s almost impossible to manage and correlate. Or to see products out there that have reached the end of their useful life. So we believe that there’s some big wins available to our customers, who with our help can use the Astaro Security Gateway to simplify and improve the key entry points into their internal networks.”
Bryan Stibbard, Astaro Corporation’s regional Vice President (Sales) commented recently, “I'm really looking at partnering with resellers that have a strong mid-market presence, good security knowledge and skills”. And CoreSight’s focus on the security area and their reputation locally makes an ideal fit. Stibbard explained further that, “The Astaro brand is large in Europe, and we have a strong presence in Japan and South-East Asia, but we've never really had people based in Australia”.
With many awards including “Best Network Security” solution at the SC Magazine European Awards 2007 under its belt, the Astaro Security Gateway provides a full Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform to suit a wide range of user populations and IT environments. And the Astaro Security Gateway is offered in three forms, being an appliance, as a traditional software application, or as a VMware virtual appliance.
Jackson indicated that CoreSight’s first short-term focus in the region would be customers facing the prospect of a critical piece of their infrastructure becoming unsupported - with a major competitor announcing the end of life for a range with no easy upgrade path. “And the VMware appliance version of the product has also started to attract significant interest as organisations and hosting providers continue to explore virtualisation and related technologies”, Jackson continued.
The Astaro Security Gateway is comprised of four modular components and provides the active integration of more security applications than any other UTM product available.
The components within the Astaro Security Gateway are:
Network Protection - firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention and P2P control.
Web Filtering - content filter, anti-virus and anti-spyware.
Email Filtering - anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus.
Email Encryption - transparent encryption and digital signatures.
Prospective customers may arrange for a free evaluation, demonstration or request further information by visiting:
Australian specialists in IT security and connectivity, CoreSight offer tools from leading software and appliance developers including Imprivata, Attachmate, NetIQ, VASCO Data Security, Sophos, Akonix and Astaro. This approach delivers a thorough technological understanding, and close relationships allow CoreSight to leverage the vendor’s expertise and resources on behalf of their clients.
Privately held and based in Melbourne, Australia, CoreSight have earned a reputation for providing IT security tools that work, and delivering services that extend and support them. For more information please visit: