Astaro Security Linux earns ICSA Certification

Astaro is proud of announce that we achieved highest level of ICSA Labs Firewall Certification under Corporate Category

BURLINGTON, Mass. – June 8, 2004 – Astaro Corp., developers of the most popular Open Source based all-in-one security product, today announced that its flagship network security application, Astaro Security Linux Version 5, has fulfilled the criteria and passed the 4.0 test for ICSA Labs' Firewall Product Certification.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation, tests and certifies over 90 percent of the security technology products in the world. Certification ensures customers that Astaro Security Linux offers the highest level of firewall protection.

“Security continues to be increasingly important as organizations develop and deploy networks,” said George Japak, vice president of ICSA Labs. “By subjecting its product to the ICSA Labs testing, Astaro demonstrates its commitment to providing superior network security. Products like Astaro Security Linux can play a significant role at every stage of development for a network.”

Astaro CEO and co-founder Jan Hichert said, “Our customers place a high level of trust in ICSA Labs and value its certification process as verification of our security products. We consider ICSA Labs certification an important part of our overall product cycle. It demonstrates the commitment of the Linux developer community at large, one that has contributed immensely to helping Astaro users lock down their networks.”

Comprised of some 80 Open Source projects plus the Company's own management platform and update service, Astaro Security Linux is a comprehensive network security product for midsized to large businesses. It combines a firewall, VPN gateway, intrusion protection, virus protection, spam protection 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.

The company also offers its Astaro Configuration Manager, an automated policy definition tool that creates and distributes security policy configurations for multiple locations.

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 more than 60 countries. Astaro Security Linux is distributed by a worldwide network of solutions partners who offer local support and services.

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation, offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, intrusion detection, PC firewall, content security, SSL-VPN and wireless LAN. For more information about ICSA Labs, visit

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