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Remote Ethernet Device For Secure Branch Office Networking

Astaro : 27 May, 2010  (New Product)
Astaro RED enables complete VPN functionality combined with security for branch office usage making use of Astaro's Security Gateway
Astaro has announced that Astaro RED, (Remote Ethernet Device) is now available. Astaro RED combines VPN functionality and complete IT security for branch offices by automatically connecting with a central Astaro Security Gateway. The devices can cut the cost of securing and administering a branch office's security by up to 80% by eliminating the need for IT staff and additional security products at the remote office.

Astaro RED is designed to secure remote offices of all sizes. Because the devices are managed through the central office using an Astaro Security Gateway, no training, licensing or technical expertise is required at the remote location in order to secure the branch office. Additionally, security policy and configuration changes made at the central office can be pushed to the remote sites without any technical involvement at the branch office. This means organisations can affordably secure and manage the security for even the smallest branch office.

"Astaro RED eliminates the need for having a technical person in all offices. You just ship a device to the site, and it works", said Paul Smith, Senior Network Engineer at Metafore Technologies, who participated in the BETA testing of Astaro RED. "It saved me at least two hours per branch office, where I would normally have to pre-configure a device and ship it, and then work with someone onsite to get it online. This is a totally unique approach to branch office connectivity."

Upon viewing Astaro RED during a security conference, security industry expert Richard Stiennon stated: "Astaro's RED box is the single most innovative product I saw [At RSA 2010]. It leverages the investment in security at one location by extending it to many. It is simple and inexpensive."

Setting up the Astaro RED is completed within minutes. Once the device is connected to the Internet it automatically registers with the central Astaro Security Gateway and receives its IP address via Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. The remote office is then connected with the headquarters via an Astaro VPN tunnel and is immediately protected as the web traffic is filtered through the central gateway. Additional configurations and policy changes are also done centrally, therefore Astaro RED requires no GUI. With Astaro RED, it is possible to connect approximately 100 branch offices in one day.

"We developed Astaro RED as we saw an urgent demand on the market for a solution to secure branch offices that is really easy and reasonably priced", said Gert Hansen, VP Product Management at Astaro. "So far, organisations could use low-cost Firewalls or VPN Gateways or even small UTM appliances, but then had to cope with high acquisition costs, high installation and maintenance effort or lacking security features. Astaro RED ends these dangerous and resource devouring compromises."
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