Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Astaro’s New Version 7.3 Brings Email Encryption to the SMB

  • 22 August, 2008 15:17

<p>Sydney, Aug 22, 2008 — Astaro Corporation (, a leading vendor of security appliances, today announced the release of version 7.3 of their award-winning Astaro Security Gateway. The latest Astaro release offers over 100 new features intended to increase end-user efficiency and secure mail traffic.</p>
<p>New features include a redesigned UserPortal for easy management of email and VPN connections, a faster and more accurate Mail Security Engine, a new integrated Active Directory browser, and free email encryption as part of Astaro’s Mail Security Package.</p>
<p>Mail Filtering and Management</p>
<p>Astaro’s advanced filtering capabilities offer users a clean inbox, free of spam and malware. With increased performance of over 300%, employees are spared the time-consuming task of “sifting” through their inboxes to remove unwanted and potentially damaging emails. A redesigned UserPortal puts information and control into employees’ hands, allowing them to review their own spam Quarantine Report, retrieve false positive mail, and maintain whitelists without relying on their network administrator. The UserPortal also gives employees the ability to create VPN connections and configure their remote access, ensuring they can use company resources from any location.</p>
<p>Free Encryption</p>
<p>Once a complex and confusing procedure involving extensive employee participation, Astaro’s new email encryption offering now allows for messages to be automatically signed and secured at the gateway of the network. The average employee no longer needs to be involved in the process, only reap the benefits. In version 7.3, Astaro has reworked their Email Encryption Engine to make it simple and affordable for any business to start securing its email communications. This new gateway functionality is included at no additional charge with the Mail Security package.</p>
<p>Active Directory Browser</p>
<p>Users of Active Directory will be pleased to find that Astaro’s Active Directory now includes the same browser based interface that E-Directory users have enjoyed. This allows for quick drag and drop functionality when building user and group policies, without the need to type out confusing code strings. Administrators can rely on Astaro to tightly integrate their networks, and therefore utilise detailed usage reports, VPN access, and policy settings - without the need for special knowledge or extensive expertise.</p>
<p>Pricing and availability</p>
<p>Astaro Security Gateway V7.3 is currently available through any Astaro partner. Astaro customers can download the latest version at The latest Astaro Security Gateway release is available as hardware, software and virtual appliances. The price of the software product starts at AUD$499.</p>
<p>To access the release notes from 7.300 visit:</p>
<p>About Astaro</p>
<p>Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Combining best of breed applications, the proven quality of Linux and enterprise level performance, Astaro’s award-winning products provide the latest protection with the best total cost of ownership. Software, hardware and virtual appliance offerings provide users the flexibility to meet a wide variety of deployment scenarios. Distributed by a growing worldwide network of more than 2,500 resellers, Astaro products protect over 35,000 businesses in 60 countries. Astaro, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at</p>

Most Popular

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?