Astaro Security Gateway Version 8.2 Released

Over 60 enhancements included in new version.

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Astaro, a Sophos company and Unified Threat Management provider, has released version 8.2 of the Astaro Security Gateway. Chief among the over 60 new features or enhancements in version 8.2 are:

  • Astaro's Application blocks unwanted applications and allows IT administrators to prioritize bandwidth usage. This information can then be used to mold their security policy to precisely fit how their company uses the Internet.
  • The Interactive Web Reporting tool provides administrators with an updated data interface. Administrators will be able to save customer filters and subscribe to periodical mail reports.
  • The Authentication Agent allows administrators to authenticate users by name instead of IP address.

The Astaro Security Gateway version 8.2 includes over 60 other enhancements or new features. These include support for 3G/UMTS USB modems, form hardening for Web application security, Web filtering safe search enforcement, virtualization support, SNMP v3, weighted balancing for WAN Uplink and server load balancing, group-in-group support for network groups, SSID to access point assignment, reboot-free reconfiguration of access points, VPN performance increases (by up to 100 percent), and more.

In addition to the new features available in version 8.2 of the Astaro Security Gateway, the newest edition of the Unified Threat Management solution also includes a technical preview of Astaro's upcoming log management product. It is integrated into Astaro Security Gateway and all users will be able to try it out for free.

More information can be found at www.astaro.com.