[ISN] Sophos gets on UTM bandwagon with Astaro acquisition

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 03:06:35 -0500 (CDT)

By Will Garside
Channel Pro
May 8, 2011

Security vendor Sophos is to acquire Astaro, manufacturer of unified 
threat management appliances. The move will see the UK firm offering 
more hardware and potentially move into new markets such as log 
management and wireless security.

“The combination of Astaro’s comprehensive portfolio of network security 
solutions alongside our endpoint, mobile, and email and web threat and 
data protection capabilities will enable us to continue to deliver on 
our vision of providing complete security without complexity wherever 
the user and company data resides,” says Steve Munford, CEO at Sophos.

Sophos has not stated how much it is acquiring the privately-held firm, 
which had $56m in billings and 30 percent year-over-year growth in 2010. 
By its own reckoning, this makes Astaro the fourth largest dedicated 
unified threat management (UTM) provider with more than 56,000 
installations in over 60 countries.


Tegatai Managed Colocation: Four Provider Blended
Tier-1 Bandwidth, Fortinet Universal Threat Management,
Natural Disaster Avoidance, Always-On Power Delivery 
Network, Cisco Switches, SAS 70 Type II Datacenter. 
Find peace of mind, Defend your Critical Infrastructure.
Received on Mon May 09 2011 - 01:06:35 PDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Mon May 09 2011 - 01:13:33 PDT