Astaro Selected Finalist for Well-Connected Award

BURLINGTON, Mass April 15, 2004, Astaro Corp. (www.astaro.com), developers of the most popular Open Source-based security product, today announced it has been selected a Finalist for the 10th Annual Well-Connected Awards sponsored by the editors of Network Computing magazine. Nominations are based on products that have been reviewed favorably in the magazine between May 2003 and May 2004.

Network Computing’s Well-Connected Awards honor the year’s outstanding technology products and services. They represent the very best products and services the technology industry has to offer in networking. They are chosen by the staff?s Technology Editors from products that have been previously evaluated. The awards are being granted only for products that have been through Network Computing analysis in the previous year (May to May).

“Network Computing has acknowledged the best and brightest in the networking and IT worlds for 10 years through its annual Well-Connected Awards,” says Mike Lee, editor of Network Computing magazine. “The awards are determined as a result of product testing in the Real-World Labs of Network Computing. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Recently, Astaro announced Version 5 of its Astaro Security Linux, a perimeter security solution that now includes Intrusion Protection capabilities that protect networks against complex attacks, and added Virus Protection for HTTP and FTP, in addition to offering a firewall, VPN gateway, virus protection, anti-spam and surf protection (URL filtering). This complete software solution bundles a hardened Linux operating system that can run on any x86-compatible hardware, and is also available as a pre-installed appliance solution.

About Network Computing
For IT, By IT, Network Computing (http://www.networkcomputing.com), published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase decisions. In 2003, Network Computing won a total of four awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE), including a national award in the Best Technical Article category.

About Astaro

Astaro provides a network security solution that is complete, simple to manage, affordable and effective. Astaro selects and integrates the best of open source security software to provide the widest range of innovative security technology available in a single package: Astaro Security Linux. Astaro’s software has won numerous awards, and is in use on over 20,000 networks in 60 countries. Astaro Security Linux is distributed by a worldwide network of solutions partners who offer local support and services. (www.astaro.com)




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