August 13, 2003

Toshiba Compact Magnia SG20 service with Astaro security software ships

jpike writes
"Toshiba's Compact Magniaâ SG20 with Astaro's Firewall, VPN, virus protection and anti-spam Now Shipping...

BURLINGTON, Mass. - August 12, 2003 - Astaro, a developer of all-in-one security software Astaro Security Linux, today announced that the Toshiba Computer Systems Group's (CSG) compact Magnia SG20 server with Astaro's security software (Astaro Security Linux) is now shipping. Astaro also announced last week that it had won a Product Excellence Award at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.

Starting at $2295 depending on configuration, the Toshiba Magnia SG20/Astaro security appliance combines a Firewall, VPN gateway; anti-spam, URL blocking, content filtering and virus protection.

The Magnia SG20 appliance is available direct at, through Toshiba's traditional distribution channels and through authorized Astaro resellers.

Other security features contained in the Toshiba Magnia SG20 with Astaro include extended virus protection for POP3 and SMTP email accounts, comprehensive heuristic spam blocking and expanded Radius and LDAP support for local and remote user authentication. The URL blocking feature ("Surf Protection") allows organizations to block non-business related content (e.g. gambling, shopping, etc.) in 58 categories, increasing employee productivity while limiting legal liability and
optimizing network bandwidth.

The Firewall's stateful packet inspection guards against denial-of-service attacks such as SYN and UDP floods, Smurf, Trinoo and IP spoofing. The VPN features IPsec with all standard authentication methods, plus the easy-to-use PPTP with strong 128-bit encryption. VPN throughput is up to 115 Mbit/s using IPSec encryption, Firewall throughput is up to 735 Mbit/s.

This turnkey security server appliance also features load balancing, URL blocking and High Availability mode. Other features include an Up2Date service that automatically updates new virus signatures, a WebAdmin tool that allows for remote administration, Quality of Service (QoS) and enhanced support for DSL and cable
modem Internet access.

About Astaro

Astaro is the provider of Astaro Security Linux (ASL), one of the most effective, reliable, and affordable perimeter security products available. With more than 10,000 installations in over 60 countries, ASL integrates firewall, VPN, content filtering, anti-spam, URL filtering and virus protection on a single, rapidly configured, automatically updated "software appliance". Astaro builds its products on cutting-edge Open Source software.

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Magnia is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change.

Astaro Press Contact:
Victor Cruz

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