Astaro launches Astaro Security Gateway v8.2

Astaro, a Sophos company and leading Unified Threat Management (UTM) provider, today announced the availability of version 8.2 of the Astaro Security Gateway (ASG). Key enhancements in version 8.2 include Application Control (Next Generation Firewall), Interactive Web Reporting and a new authentication agent.

These new features and enhancements dramatically improve network performance while providing increased visibility and control over the network which helps in meeting the ever-changing challenges of securing a business network.

“As technology changes, so too must the tools organizations use to control their networks. With version 8.2 we once again ensure our customers can face current and future network and security challenges by offering the next generation of firewall technology – Application Control.” said, Jan Hichert, senior vice president, network security, Sophos.

The Astaro Security Gateway version 8.2 includes over 60 other enhancements or new features. These include, support for 3G/UMTS USB modems, Form Hardening for Web Application Security, Web Filtering Safe Search Enforcement, enhanced virtualization support, SNMP v3, weighted balancing for WAN Uplink and server load balancing, group0in-group support for network groups, SSID to Access Point assignment, rebootless reconfiguration of Access points and more.

In addition to the new features available in version 8.2 of the ASG, the newest edition of the flagship Unified Threat Management solution now includes a technical preview of Astaro’s upcoming Log Management product that is integrated into the Astaro Security Gateway and available for all users to try for free.