eSoft Announces InstaGate Firewall Feature Release

Broader NAT Options, QoS, and VoIP Support Multimedia Applications

eSoft, Inc., a leading vendor of integrated Internet security and content management solutions, has announced the next firmware release for its InstaGate security gateway, which includes new capabilities such as multiple NAT modes, Voice over IP (VoIP) security, Quality of Service (QoS) and dual-WAN failover.

Greater Flexibility, Optimal Security

  • InstaGate security gateways now offer increased flexibility with NAT options such as the ability to customise firewall NAT (Network Address Translation) policies, which allows customers the flexibility to fit the appliance into any network environment.
  • For the increasing number of organisations deploying VoIP solutions, the InstaGate appliances support SIP and H.323 protocols and detect VoIP attacks for more advanced security.
  • InstaGate provides QoS, allowing IT managers to prioritise traffic and employ bandwidth management according to network, IP, protocol, or port for more control of network resources.
  • Additional features include support for dual WAN connections, the ability to schedule automatic updates, notification for automated system backups and more.

"These new features are all about offering flexibility to our customers so that the InstaGate supports any network configuration and provides the best security possible," said Rob Peterson, Senior Product Line Manager at eSoft . "Our customers have always been a great resource for us in terms of product development and this release is a response to their direct input as well as feedback from our channel partners."

Price and Availability

The InstaGate security gateways are currently available and start at 1,000 MSRP.

About eSoft, Inc.

eSoft is a leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions offering organisations of all sizes unparalleled protection from dynamic Internet-based threats. eSoft's award winning InstaGateT and ThreatWallT platforms offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services including Firewall, IPSec VPN, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, Web Content Filtering, Email Content Filtering and even Webmail/Email servers. eSoft solutions are based on purpose-built hardware platforms and optional security software modules called SoftPaksT, which are distributed and maintained through eSoft's patented SoftPak DirectorT technology. Overall, the eSoft solution offers the IT manager extreme simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network security, resulting in less time demands on IT staff, a reduced need for in-house security expertise, and a lower total cost of ownership. eSoft's headquarters are located in Broomfield, Colorado, and its EMEA head office is located in Bracknell, UK.


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