At this point unified threat management appliances are part and parcel of any intelligent security plan. What separates Astaro from the pack is its Linux foundation, which paves the way for the solution provider partners to capture 30 percent margins. Look for Astaro to continue to push the margin and technology envelope in 2008. The company closed the year by coming out with a cool software offering that allows iPhone users to tap into the Astaro Security Gateway VPN. There's even a free home user download.
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