Gateway for balancing multiple Internet connections and scanning encrypted content
Astaro released Astaro Gateway 7.4 (Astaro Security Gateway, Astaro Web Gateway and Astaro Mail Gateway).
The filtering engine of Astaro’s version 7.4 allows users to filter and control secure web traffic. With inferior web security solutions, users can circumvent the security policy simply by accessing sites over HTTPS, which encrypts the session between the client browser and the target destination. Astaro’s version 7.4 intercepts encrypted HTTPS traffic and examines the content for malware, stops spyware infections, and controls what types of sites can be accessed.
It also features new WAN link balancing, which combines the use of multiple Internet connections. Administrators can also set specific rules for how traffic will use the connections, and the entire system provides intelligent, automatic fail over in the event any of them experiences an outage.
Astaro’s 7.4 release also allows users to create permanent tunnels between Astaro Gateways, while supplying the security level of an IPsec VPN tunnel.
The Astaro Security Gateway V7.4 is available as a virtual appliance or software ISO starting at a list price of $345, or pre-installed on Astaro’s hardware appliances. Astaro Web Gateway and Astaro Mail Gateway are available on the hardware models 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 starting at a list price of $995. The web and mail filter solutions are also available as a virtual appliance.