August 26, 2004

Astaro & eIQnetworks Provide Centralized Secur

Jeff Pike writes "BURLINGTON, Mass. â August 23, 2004 â Astaro (www.astaro.com), developers of the most popular open source-based network security product in use at over 20,000 networks, today announced that it has entered into an OEM licensing agreement with eIQnetworksÃ, Inc., a leading provider of award-winning security, applications and systems analytics solutions.

Terms of the agreement call for eIQnetworkâs FirewallAnalyzerâ¢, the industryâs first browser-based, cross-platform Firewall/VPN analysis and reporting solution, to be resold by Astaro to support its customersâ needs to quickly gather and analyze security event information generated from the Astaro Security Linux network security software and other network security products.

FirewallAnalyzer permits administrators to gain insight into security breaches, to understand network usage patterns, and to pinpoint the source and severity of threats and attacks. Administrators can collect, correlate, analyze, and report on data related to network traffic and to viruses, worms, probes, inappropriate web usage and other threats to security and productivity.

âThis means that Astaro users will have a reporting mechanism they can use to monitor the health of the network itself, to analyze attacks, to troubleshoot problems, and to track patterns and trends over time,â said Jon Hichert, CEO of Astaro. âThe detailed logging information collected by Astaro Security Linux will be available in a form that is easy to understand and use, so that Astaro customers can respond more quickly to threats and have more complete control over their security infrastructure. It will also give Astaroâs solutions partners an attractive new addition to our product line.â

Astaro Security Linux is a comprehensive network security product for midsized to large businesses. Comprised of some 80 Open Source projects plus Astaroâs own management platform and update service, it combines a firewall, VPN gateway, intrusion protection, virus protection, spam protection and surf protection (URL filtering).

âThis partnership allows eIQnetworks to extend leading security analytics to customers who are depending on Astaro Security Linux for network perimeter security,â said Vijay Basani, CEO of eIQnetworks. âThis relationship continues our advancement in becoming the industry standard for the most comprehensive security analysis and management solutions.â

eIQnetworkâs FirewallAnalyzer comes with hundreds of reports to help security administrators take proactive and preventive actions against cyber threats. Reports identify attack and virus activity across a variety of enterprise network devices and servers, including multi-vendor firewalls, routers, IDS/IPS devices, anti-virus gateway solutions, proxy servers and web security appliances. It delivers valuable information such as attack type, virus type, source, destination, frequency, file type, file extension and viruses by protocol.

About eIQnetworks
Founded in 2001, eIQnetworks is a leading provider of award winning security, and systems analytics solutions. eIQnetworks products collect, normalize, correlate, analyze, monitor, alert and report on activity across Windows, UNIX and Linux systems, firewalls, IDS / IPS devices, routers, proxy servers, web security appliances, and mail, web, caching and anti-virus servers to allow IT professionals to maximize infrastructure resource utilization, improve systems uptime and improve network security against attacks, viruses and network abuses. The Companyâs products are available worldwide through an extensive distributor network. The eIQ Analytics Series of products are available for trial download at www.eIQnetworks.com.

About Astaro
Astaro was founded in January 2000 and today is co-headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and Karlsruhe, Germany. Astaro's software has won numerous industry awards, and is deployed on over 20,000 networks in 60 countries, including such companies as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Los Alamos National Labs, Stanford University and Watsco, Inc. Astaro Security Linux is distributed by a worldwide network of 350 solutions partners who offer local support and services. http://www.astaro.com

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U.S. Press Contacts:
Victor Cruz, Astaro
+1 508 785 1590
vcruz@astaro.com

Tracy Wemett, eIQnetworks
+1 617 868 5031
tracy@broadpr.com"

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