Astaro to Bundle its Security Software with Toshiba Magnia SG25, SG30 and Z310 Servers

BURLINGTON, Mass. – January 5, 2004 — Astaro, a developer of the all-in-one security software Astaro Security Linux, today announced it has significantly extended its support for Toshiba’s server platforms. Astaro Security Linux will be available loaded and sold on the Toshiba Digital Solutions Division’s compact Magnia┬« SG25 server, the Magnia SG30 server and the Magnia Z310 microtower or rack server. Starting at $1445 depending on configuration, the Toshiba-Astaro solution combines stateful packet inspection firewall, VPN gateway, anti-spam, URL blocking, content filtering and virus protection.

“We are delighted to have expanded our OEM relationship with Toshiba,” said Steve Schlesinger, Astaro Managing Director. “Now our network of 400 resellers will be able to serve a full spectrum of client needs, from branch offices to large enterprises. Toshiba and Astaro are making it easy for businesses of any size to install and manage the all-inclusive security appliance.”

In brief, the Toshiba Magnia hardware product line with Astaro Security Linux includes:

” Toshiba Magnia SG25 Office with Astaro Security Linux (from $1445) is designed for the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market and is recommended for 25 users.

” Toshiba Magnia SG25 Professional with Astaro Security Linux (from $2155) is geared for small enterprises and branch offices and is recommended for 100 users.

” Toshiba Magnia SG30 with Astaro Security Linux (from $3795) is designed for use in small or mid-sized enterprises or remote offices in large corporations and is recommended for 250 users. Both the Magnia SG30 and Magnia SG25 are about the size of a Toshiba notebook.

” The Toshiba Magnia Z310 with Astaro Security Linux (from $7795) is designed for larger enterprises greater than 250 users. The Z series supports load balancing and high availability and three NICs allow for the design of DMZ. It is available in four different configurations – two rack mountable (one with three Network Interface Cards (NICs), one with six NICs) and two microtowers (one with three NICs, one with six NICs).

Security features contained in the Toshiba Magnia appliances with Astaro Security Linux include comprehensive heuristic spam blocking and expanded Radius and LDAP support for local and remote user authentication and optional extended virus protection subscription for POP3 and SMTP email accounts. In addition, the optional URL blocking option (“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.

Other features include an Up2Date service that automatically updates new virus signatures and URL black lists, a WebAdmin tool that allows for remote administration, Quality of Service (QoS) and enhanced support for DSL and cable modem Internet access.

Availability

Toshiba’s Magnia SG30 with Astaro software is available now while the Magnia SG25 and Magnia Z310 servers preloaded with Astaro software will be available January 5, 2004. These solutions will be available to purchase direct at www.shoptoshiba.com, through Toshiba’s traditional distribution channels and through authorized Astaro resellers at www.astaro.com.

About Astaro

Founded 2000 in Karlsruhe, Germany and now co-headquartered there and in Burlington, Mass., Astaro is the provider of Astaro Security Linux, one of the most effective, reliable and affordable perimeter security products available. With more than 10,000 installations in over 60 countries, including organizations as EDS, Los Alamos National Labs and Stanford University, its solution 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.

Astaro Security Linux, including firewall, IPSec-based VPN, WiFi security, spam protection, surf control and virus control is available for a free 30-day trial at http://astaro.com/php/download.php?lang=gb.

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

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