Further to our earlier post ( http://www.astaro.com/en-uk/node/20887 ) about some issues in UTM 9.100, and a soft-release of UTM 9.101 made last week, I'd like to inform you that within the next few hours we will GA release Up2Date 9.101 that stabilizes your UTM 9.100 release and offers several fixes for RED, Wireless, WebAdmin, and more while addressing some performance issues as well. You should apply this Up2Date with priority at your earliest opportunity once it has downloaded and shows up as available for installation in your WebAdmin.
In response to market demand for Next Generation Firewall capabilities, we have just launched two enhanced high-end Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances, Sophos UTM 525 and 625. Both models are ideal for larger organisations that require greater throughput speeds and more flexible deployment options. The Sophos UTM 525 and 625 are both based on the latest Intel Sandy Bridge server technology (using Intel Multi-Core Xeon CPUs) for optimum performance.
Following the GA release of UTM 9, we have our first Up2Date available today. This is a bugfix release designed to enhance the stability and performance of your installation. For ASG V8 appliance users – work is progressing on the next Up2Date for that platform which will enable the one-touch migration for elligible platforms.
As originally announced last year to our partners , Version 7 of Astaro Security Gateway will be end-of-life on December 31st 2012. As this date approaches we’d like to provide an update on the options available if you still run this version of our product. If you do not have an ASG V7 installation you are unaffected by this announcement (and following ones) and can disregard it.
CeBIT 2012 was a great success. The world's largest tradeshow showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work environments was the perfect platform for Sophos and Astaro to showcase our products and the Complete Security Strategy.
We would like to thank everyone who visited the Sophos-Astaro Partner Roadshow events and hope that you were able to take enough valuable information home with you. It was especially pleasing for us to greet so many new (and familiar) faces and open the IT security “Complete Security” chapter
SC Magazine tested Astaro Security Gateway recently and awarded the highest score of 5 stars in each sub category. Of course we are very proud of this result.
We have made released the first maintenance update for V3 of the Astaro Command Center (ACC). A bugfix & stability release, this package will address certain issues in ACC 3.000 and increase the reliability of your installation.
As 2011 comes to a close and we prepare to usher in a new year it is time to reflect on transgressions from the past 12 months and on how we can better ourselves in the coming year. In addition to making resolutions to lose weight or exercise more, we at Astaro, Sophos Network Security, urge you to consider committing to resolutions that will help secure your personal and business networks
Today and tomorrow the German Federal Ministry of Interior has launched a nationwide IT-security event with the illustrious description “5th Strategic Crisis Management Exercise” – code named “LÜKEX 11”. Within the scope of this event the government, federal states, organizations and companies likewise practice for the IT emergency in a concerted project.