Astaro and secunet enter technology partnership

From: Astaro
Published: Sat Feb 20 2010

Astaro Corporation (, the leading European UTM vendor, today announced a technological partnership with secunet Security Networks AG. Together, the two companies will develop and distribute IT security solutions in the future. The first common project for the two companies is the development of the new secunet wall 2, an all-in-one security appliance, which will be introduced at this year's CeBIT.

secunet is a specialist for security in the government sector and has been the security partner for the German Federal Government since 2004. As mandated by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), secunet developed the SINA family of products that are used in many areas by the Federal Government to secure its communications. The newly formed partnership allows the use of Astaro’s technology in the federal administration and opens up a new market segment for Astaro.

"With secunet we have gained a very strong partner that has deep knowledge of the special requirements government authorities have regarding security," said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "Through the combination of Astaro’s world leading technology with secunet’s industry expertise and market access, two German companies with German products will now redefine the standard for security in Germany."

The first result of the partnership between secunet and Astaro is the new secunet wall 2. The security gateway integrates multiple security technologies in one appliance, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-spam and anti-phishing, e-mail encryption, single sign-on, clustering, two anti-virus scanners and more. All security features within the secunet wall 2 are controlled via a graphical web interface. In order to prove its high safety level, the system will be certified according to Common Criteria EAL 4+ in 2010.

"With Astaro AG we have found a competent partner with many years of experience in the area of unified threat management," said Dr. Rainer Baumgart, CEO of secunet. "Our offer for public consumers will be perfectly supplemented by the new all-in-one appliance."

If you are interested in learning more about the secunet wall 2 and the technology partnership between secunet and Astaro, you can visit Astaro at the CeBIT Show in Hannover, from March 2nd to 6th 2010 at Hall 11, Booth B36. For more information or to arrange an appointment use the following link:

About Astaro Corporation
Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Combining best of breed applications and enterprise level performance, Astaro’s award-winning products provide the latest protection with the best total cost of ownership. Software, hardware and virtual appliance offerings provide users the flexibility to meet a wide variety of deployment scenarios. Distributed by a growing worldwide network of more than 2,500 certified partners, Astaro products protect over 100,000 networks across 60 countries. Astaro, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at

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