Astaro opens up New Try Before You Buy campaign for UK channel partners

Astaro, a leading vendor of integrated security appliances, has announced that its email and web security appliances would be made available for organisations to trial for 30 days without charge.

The Try Before You Buy offer applies to the Astaro Security Gateway, Mail Gateway and Astaro Web Gateway solutions and provides channel partners with an opportunity to showcase the benefits of integrated security appliances to SME organisations. This Reseller Action Challenge programme covers both physical hardware appliances as well as virtual appliance versions.

As part of this programme, Astaro will help its partners in identifying opportunities and delivering appliances to businesses that qualify for the scheme. Partners can then provide support during the trial if required, and close any subsequent business.

Walter Schumann, General Manager EMEA at Astaro commented, When it comes to security, customers still have to look at the new threats and attacks that are being developed, but they are also faced with proving the worth of any investment in greater detail than before. The Try Before You Buy programme offers a new route for our channel partners to both provide more value to their existing customers, as well as opening up new opportunities for them. Our scheme is designed to make the process as easy as possible for end-users to see the benefits that Astaro appliances can deliver.

We are very happy to be participating in this programme with Astaro, as it give us new opportunities to attract the attention of end-users looking for more comprehensive security. It gives the customer the opportunity to test the products for themselves to provide added reassurance, said Stuart Reay, managing director at Arc Technology. Proving the value that technology solutions can offer to the business will be crucial in the current economic climate, and this programme will help accomplish this for those managing IT security.

The Astaro Web Gateway offers complete protection for all business data transferred over the web, including malware detection, application control, URL filtering and bandwidth management. The Astaro Mail Gateway is a simple route to complete email security, including protection against spam and other malware transmitted via email, email encryption and remote access support via SSL VPN. Both appliances are available as physical hardware systems, or alternatively as virtual appliances that can be run on VMware virtual infrastructure.

About Astaro

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, Astaros 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, is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany.

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