Compared with the second quarter last year, this means an increase of 16%. So 2009 is the 14th second-quarter quarter in a row, in which, Astaro can record growth, and also the third-most successful quarter in the company history of the fourth-largest provider of UTM solutions worldwide. Both large and small companies worldwide feel still the effect of the economic crisis. But even in economically difficult times, they need to protect their networks from countless dangers like viruses, malware or spyware, explains Jan Hichert, Astaro CEO. One of the reasons for the continuous success of Astaro is that concerned management solutions with unified threat has always been to reduce the total cost of ownership in the area of network security by offered all-in-one security and reduce the administration overhead.
This is especially attractive during difficult economic times. In addition, our open-source based development model allows us to offer high-quality security solutions at low prices. In the IT industry, the innovation and commitment of the Karlsruhe company in the field of network security always find recognition. In the second quarter of 2009, Astaro certified as the world’s only provider of UTM as VMware ready and listed in Gartners SMB Multifunctional Firewall Magic Quadrant in the visionaries quadrant. The company is particularly proud that increases the number of newly won partners every year and in a recent survey nearly 90% of the existing partners declared recommended Astaro explicitly. In the last few months Astaro introduced successfully the Astaro security gateway 625, the organizations with up to 4,000 users provides network protection. Furthermore, Astaro started a forum, with its new feature request site the it customers, partners and Allows employees to suggest new features and improvements for the Astaro products and to influence the development process directly. Astaro will continue to grow and develop new services, and we will thereby continue to provide the quality, which has led us to success even in the current crisis, continues Hichert.
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