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Astaro to Support Sun LX50 Server

By Wayne Kawamoto (Send Email)
Posted Aug 19, 2002


Astaro Corporation announced that it has certified the new Sun LX50 Linux server as a platform for running the company's Internet security software, the Astaro Security Linux. Astaro Corporation announced that it has certified the new Sun LX50 Linux server as a platform for running the company's Internet security software, the Astaro Security Linux.

The Astaro Security Linux is an all-in-one security solution that combines a firewall via stateful packet inspection filters, virtual private network (VPN - IPSec/PPTP) support, anti-virus protection, content filtering, application-level proxies, high availability, load balancing, QoS (Quality of service) and user authentication. Automated updates and remote administration are performed securely via the Web.

"The Sun LX50 is a wonderful testament to the validity of the ever popular and growing industry support for the Linux OS," said Ernst Kelting, president, Astaro. "Astaro is the first Linux-based firewall and VPN to be tried and tested and enterprise-ready on Sun's Linux server. Astaro has performed its due diligence on the Sun LX50 for certification, so its community of users can choose Sun with confidence."

"We are very pleased that the Astaro Security Linux product is now able to offer a comprehensive Internet security solution running on the new Sun LX50 servers straight away," says Ruediger Gunther, Manager Sales & Marketing Volume Solutions Sales of Sun Microsystems GmbH, Germany.

Sun Microsystems LX50 is an x86-architecture entry-level server. The new system comes with Sun and open source software, the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software stack, the customer's choice of Sun's enterprise-ready Linux or the Solaris Operating Environment (OE) and a suite of support services.

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