Astaro is pleased to announce the availability of the Astaro Security Gateway V7 GA. Version 7 contains a huge number of advanced features and enhancements like transparent e-mail encryption, SSL VPN, active/active clustering and control of instant messaging and peer-to-peer file sharing traffic.
Thanks to anybody who contributed to this major release! We received a tremendous amount of excellent feedback during our BETA test.
Key features of this latest release include:
- Enhanced GUI & Usability Improvements
- End User Portal
- Customizable end user messages
- Configurable Alerting
- Improved Reporting
- Improved Packet Filter Logging
- Active/Active High Availability (Cluster)
- VoIP optimized QoS support
- Zero Latency HA
- Auto Configuration HA
- Ethernet Link Aggregation
- SSL VPN
- Dynamic OSPF Routing
- Improved VoIP security
- DNS Enhancements
- TACACS authentication support
- VPN configuration for network groups
- Configurable DSL reconnect
- End User Spam Report
- POP3 pre-fetching
- Foreign Charsets support for SMTP and POP3
- Customizable Email Footer
- OpenPGP & S/MIME Email encryption / decryption
- Transparent FTP Proxy
- Instant Messaging and Peer-to-Peer Management
- Improved HTTP Proxy Performance
A detailed description of the new features, changes, system requirements as well as installation and upgrade information is included within the Astaro Security Gateway V7 Release Notes. The Astaro Security Gateway Administration Guide, a hardware compatibility list and a Known Issues List for the GA release are available on our knowledge base. The import of ASG V6 configuration backup files is not supported within the initial 7.000 release but will be made available through a future Up2Date package.
ASG V7 includes a 30 day all feature on trial period period. Please check the Release Note for details.
ISO image asg-7.000-070123-1.iso
size: 412 MB (412,338,176 Byte)
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If you want to provide feedback or want to discuss any of the ASG V7 features you should post it on our User Bulletin Board. Please take care to add always(!) the version you refer to (e.g. "[7.000] VPN setup question (V6-V7)"). If you have feedback to our documentation (Online Help) please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a demo server to check the new GUI: http://demo.astaro.com
Your Astaro R&D team