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Astaro Launches Central Management Application with Ajax Interface

June 2, 2006; 06:05 AM
Astaro Corporation released Astaro Command Center (ACC) V1, a new application for centralized management of its network assurance security appliances. With this new application, network security administrators can now easily manage and control all their Astaro Security Gateway appliance installations worldwide.

Astaro Command Center allows for centralized and efficient management of many challenging and time-consuming tasks like defining security policies, configuring applications, monitoring actual device states, and maintaining device software and pattern updates.

Its intuitive web-based user interface provides a quick overview about the actual health of each device allowing administrators to quickly see which gateways require immediate action. A new user interface leverages state-of-the-art technologies like AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) which displays changes of any data immediately without additional delays resulting from screen refreshes. This results in significantly improved ease of use when managing multiple Astaro Security Gateways.

Astaro Command Center is a highly scalable turnkey solution, designed for management of hundreds or even thousands of devices and delivers all aspects of a full-fledged central management solution.

Astaro Command Center V1 includes the following management applications:

--  Monitoring allows tracking of critical system parameters in real-time,
like detected threats, license status, versions and resource usage. Various
view options provide up-to-date information of all systems within a
complete network infrastructure.

-- A World Map allows easy localization of a specific device within a
large global network. A zoom function allows navigation to specific regions
of interest.

-- Inventory management provides comprehensive information about each
device such as CPU, hard disk, memory, network interfaces, and software
version, among others. All Astaro Security Gateway devices are
automatically integrated into device groups.

-- System maintenance for connected gateways offers centralized control
of updates, system shutdowns and restarts for all selected devices.

-- Single-sign-on eases configuration management via centralized login to
each device's WebAdmin, the browser based administrative interface for
Astaro Security Gateways. Thus, administrators have to login only once to
access any firewall within the network.

-- Role-based Multi-administrative support allows the definition of
administrators with different roles for using different management
functions within Astaro Command Center concurrently.
Availability and Pricing

Astaro Command Center will be shipped as a software appliance (that is, as a bootable ISO image including the operating system and all applications) capable of being installed on a dedicated Intel-compatible PC.

Supported clients are all Astaro Security Gateways running:

--  ASG software V6, version 6.200 and higher, or
-- Astaro Security Linux V5, starting from version 5.211
Astaro Command Center V1 will be available immediately. This release is available to Astaro Security Gateway customers at no charge.

ACC V1 can be downloaded via the following link: ftp://ftp2.astaro.de or http://download2.astaro.com

About Astaro

Astaro Security Gateways (www.astaro.com) control access to networks, guarantee availability and ensure compliance for businesses and enterprises worldwide, while reducing network administration costs. With Astaro Security Gateway, network administrators and designers achieve Network Assurance: functional, high-performance and safe business networks. Astaro Security Gateways have won numerous industry awards, and are protecting over 30,000 networks in 60 countries, including such companies as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Los Alamos National Labs, Stanford University and Watsco, Inc. Based in Burlington, MA and Karlsruhe, Germany, the company's products are distributed by a worldwide network of solutions partners who offer local support and services.



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