Introducing the Astaro Security Gateway Essential Firewall Edition for VMware – free for business use!

Are you hesitant about jumping on to virtualization due to security concerns? Do you use virtual environments only for testing purposes and not in your productive areas because of security reasons? Are you looking for ways to control and monitor the communication between your virtual machines?

The Astaro Security Gateway Essential Firewall edition for VMware will add enterprise security functions to your virtual environments. And the best: The Essential Firewall edition is available at no cost.
The Essential Firewall edition is a free version of the Astaro Security Gateway and offers fundamental security functions to help protect any business network. Start today and implement a free firewall into your company’s IT environment – no strings attached.

Can be Combined with All VMware vSphere Editions

The Astaro Essential Firewall for VMware will bring security features to all vSphere Editions, regardless of their size. It protects your virtual network twice:

  • External communication – Defense against threats from the Internet, e.g. Trojans and viruses
  • Inter-VM communication – Controls and monitors data traffic between virtual machines

What can the Essential Firewall edition do for my Business?

The free Astaro Essential Firewall will protect unlimited IP addresses and will indefinitely provide you with the following features:

  Networking: Internet Router, Bridging, DNS server & proxy, DynDNS, DHCP server & relay, NTP support, automatic QoS
  Network Security: Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall & Network Address translation (DNAT/SNAT/Masquerading)
  Remote Access: PPTP and L2TP over IPSec support (including iPhone support)
  Logging/Reporting: Full logging on local hard drive, searching, real-time reports for hardware, network usage and network security, daily executive reports
  Management: Web-based GUI in local languages, setup wizard, configuration backup & restore, administrator notifications, SNMP support, centralized management via Astaro Command Center (also free of charge)

How can I adjust the Astaro Essential Firewall edition to my growing demands?

In case your businesses needs expand you can easily switch to the professional edition of the Astaro Security Gateway by purchasing a valid license key.