Astaro Security Linux 2.0 BETA4 (1.940)

We are pleased to announce the beta4 version of the next major release of Astaro Security Linux.
There are quite a few new features and system improvements included – we would appreciate your test feedback to help us bringing out a rock stable 2.0 soon! Please post your feedback in the therefore specific board at – thanks.

BETA4 is the last BETA version before final 2.0!

New in Astaro Security Linux 2.0 Beta:

  • SCSI Hardisk support
  • Road warrior-VPNs via PPTP
  • WebAdmin allows to kick open sessions
  • TCP port of WebAdmin is configurable
  • Handling of infected emails via WebAdmin
  • Portscan detection configurable via WebAdmin
  • Beeps after booting or halting
  • Separate virus pattern updates
  • Backup-files can be emailed (Attention: unencrypted!)
  • Different keyboard layouts
  • Selfsigned SSL certificate generation
  • Remote Syslog/SNMP (no WebAdmin so far)
  • Remote syslogd support
  • Proxy ARP
  • Alias Interfaces
  • Backup emailing

There are small bugfixes for MiddelWare, WebAdmin, Astaro PortScanDetection in 1.940.

Thats the final set of features for Astaro Security Linux 2.0, we will only add documentation and bugfixes for the final relaese.

We changed our Up2Date policy:
Up2Dates for upgrading from 1.8 will be provided for the stable 2.0 and for upgrading from 1.9 beta versions to 2.0 final!
The upgrade to 2.0 is free of charge for all 1.8 customers! Backup will work for 1.8 -> Beta -> 2.0 migration.

Non-commercial users please note that it will not be possible to activate SMTP virus protection without a valid license key anymore – Astaro sublicenses the virus scanner from Kapersky Labs.
We will announce a special virus protection-pricing for non-commercial users with the 2.0 release.


Download Information

Astaro Security Linux 2.0 BETA via HTTP:Astaro, Australian Mirror
Astaro Security Linux 2.0 BETA via FTP: Astaro, Australian Mirror

MD5sum/Size compressed:
md5sum: afbdab853224d20c46cef4f3e885efb0
size: 59973167 bytes

MD5sum/Size uncompressed:
md5sum: f4d72de239bd47188f3a22038c454041
size: 153604096 bytes


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