Launches ASG in Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud
Sophos’ Unified Threat Management (UTM) provider Astaro has introduced the version 8.300 of the Astaro Security Gateway (ASG) which extends Astaro’s UTM capabilities into the cloud.
The new release launches the Astaro Security Gateway in the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud and connect to the Amazon VPC using local Astaro installation with the new VPC Connector.
Astaro’s compatibility with Amazon’s VPC via official Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) allows users to easily run their own cloud UTM in minutes and the Amazon’s VPC service allows users to easily host and run server infrastructure in a secure, scalable cloud. The new connector gives organisations a permanent connection to their VPC resources right from the Astaro Security Gateway.
The introduction of BGP4 routing brings advanced routing capabilities for enterprises and carriers and BGP4 allows the Astaro Security Gateway to support more deployment scenarios and handle complex routing environments of enterprise installations.
In addition, the Astaro Security Gateway version 8.3 also includes support features for the new Sophos Access Point AP50.
Sophos Network Security senior vice-president & general manager Jan Hichert said Astaro and Sophos continue to invest in Sophos flagship product, the Astaro Security Gateway.
"The extension into the Amazon cloud environments through the Amazon EC2 and VPC are in response to our customers’ growing need for cloud security solutions and a reflection of how we are leading the industry in UTM development. Also coming in the next few months is version 9 of the Astaro Security Gateway which will further integrate Astaro and Sophos technologies," said Hichert.