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Astaro and CoreSight Announce Partnership With Cisco Pix and VMware Users in Mind

  • 12 March, 2008 23:03

<p><strong>12 March 2008 - MELBOURNE:</strong> Australian IT security specialists CoreSight have today announced the signing of a strategic partnership with leading international security vendor, <a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/partners/astaro.html" target="_blank">Astaro Corporation</a>.</p>
<p>Previously CoreSight had shied away from this area of the market, believing that - until now - there has been little by
way of differentiation.  CoreSight spokesperson Scott Jackson said, "Part of our rationale behind picking the
partners we do is their ability to solve challenging business problems for our clients.  We just weren't convinced that any of the players in this space had been doing that effectively."</p>
<p><strong>Astaro Expected to Deliver Big Wins to Customers</strong></p>
<p>Jackson continued, "The belief inside our business is that through our partnership with Astaro, we can deliver a significantly better outcome to both existing and new clients.  It's not uncommon out on site to see a range of disparate point products that result in an environment that's almost impossible to manage and correlate.  Or to see products out there that have reached the end of their useful life - clients using the Cisco PIX range for example.  So we believe that there's some big wins available to our customers, who with our help can use the Astaro
Security Gateway to simplify and improve the key entry points into theirvinternal networks."</p>
<p>Bryan Stibbard, Astaro Corporation's regional Vice President (Sales) recently said, "I'm really looking at partnering with resellers that have a strong mid-market presence, good security knowledge and skills".  And CoreSight's focus on the security area and their reputation locally makes an ideal fit.  Stibbard explained further that, "The Astaro brand is large in Europe, and we have a strong presence in Japan and South-East Asia, but we've never really had people based in Australia".</p>
<p>Jackson indicated that CoreSight's first short-term focus in the region would be looking to assist Cisco PIX customers facing the prospect of a critical piece of their infrastructure becoming unsupported.  "Cisco recently announced the end-of-life for their popular Pix appliance line, effectively signalling that product and technology is out of date at best.  With users forced to actively pursue a migration path, we want them to understand that there is an option that can provide a more complete solution and cost savings compared to the Cisco ASA path".</p>
<p>"The VMware appliance version of the product has also started to attract significant interest as organisations and
hosting providers continue to explore virtualisation and related technologies", Jackson continued. </p>
<p>The Astaro Security Gateway is delivered via three different form factors.  These are via an appliance, as a traditional
software application, or as a VMware virtual appliance.</p>
<p>With many awards including "Best Network
Security" solution at the SC Magazine European Awards 2007, Astaro Security Gateway provides complete Unified Threat Management (UTM) that can be deployed in just about any IT environment.  The Astaro Security Gateway is comprised of four modular components and provides the active integration of  more security applications than any other UTM product available today.</p>
<p>The components within the Astaro Security Gateway are:</p>
<p><strong><a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/astaro/network-protection.html" target="_blank">Network Protection</a> </strong><em>for </em>firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention and P2P control.<br/>
<strong><a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/astaro/web-filtering.html" target="_blank">Web Filtering</a> </strong><em>for </em>content filter, anti-virus and anti-spyware.<strong><br/>
<a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/astaro/gateway-mail-security.html" target="_blank">
Email Filtering</a> </strong><em>for </em>anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus.<br/>
<strong><a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/astaro/gateway-mail-security.html" target="_blank">Email Encryption</a> </strong><em>for </em>transparent encryption and digital signatures.</p>
<p><img align="middle" alt="astaro" border="0" height="218" hspace="5" src="http://www.coresight.com.au/images/stories/astaro/astaro_product_portfolio.gif" title="astaro" vspace="5" width="461"/></p>
<p>Prospective customers may arrange for a free evaluation, demonstration or request further information by visiting:<br/>
<a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/" target="_blank">
http://www.coresight.com.au/</a></p>
<p><strong>About CoreSight</strong></p>
<p>Australian specialists in IT security and connectivity, CoreSight offer tools from leading software and appliance developers including Imprivata, Attachmate, NetIQ, VASCO Data Security, Sophos,
Akonix and Astaro. This approach delivers a thorough technological understanding, and close relationships allow CoreSight to leverage the vendor's expertise and resources on behalf of their clients.</p>
<p>Privately held and based in Melbourne, Australia, CoreSight have earned a reputation for providing IT security tools that work, and delivering services that extend and support them.</p>
<p>For more information please visit:
<a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/partners/astaro.html" target="_blank">www.coresight.com.au</a>.</p>

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