Protect productivity by preventing spyware installations.

Spyware programs still present one of the biggest issues for administrators despite many tools which are designed to defeat them. Hours are lost searching for and cleaning them out, and a users’ computer can be so heavily infested that it makes it almost impossible to do any sort of work as they deal with pop-ups, toolbars and endless prompt messages. Astaro’s spyware protection can keep users from infection while stopping sensitive data from being silently transmitted.

 

Descriptions & Screenshots Spyware Protection

They are known by many names: spyware, malware, adware and more; programs which are usually installed accidently or under false pretenses. Once infected a user is subject to a number of undesirable consequences. Stop these programs at the gateway before they can enter the network and be installed. Astaro’s Spyware filtering can keep computers running smooth, free up administrator resources and keep employees happy and working without interruption.

Using a global, live database with billions of URLsitems classified as spyware will be blocked with an informative message to the end user. No longer will search and “not found” pages be altered and injected with advertisements. Even if the spyware is brought into the network physically on a USB drive and installed without using the Internet, Astaro can provide benefits.

 


 

Available Platforms

Astaro Security Gateway Hardware Appliances

Astaro Security Gateway Hardware Appliances

Our hardware appliances are purpose built, high-performance security devices. They integrate Astaro’s security applications with a hardened Operating System on optimized Intel-compatible server systems that cater to every business size. This section details the series of Astaro Security Gateway hardware models available.

Astaro Security Gateway Software Appliance

Astaro Security Gateway Software Appliance

Our software appliances include the operating system and all security applications bundled within a single software image. While offering the same capabilities as the hardware platform, they can be easily installed on your hardware of choice – maximizing deployment flexibility. The Astaro Security Gateway software appliances are much easier and faster to set-up than software applications that require the installation of an operating system in advance.This section details the security applications available, technical information and deployment scenarios.p

Astaro Security Gateway Virtual Appliance for VMware

Astaro Security Gateway Virtual Appliance for VMware

Our virtual appliances include a software appliance which has already been pre-installed and pre-configured for VMware environments. Being the first unified threat management product that has been certified as “VMware Ready”, it allows for the secure and easy deployment of an "all-in-one" security solution within a virtual environment. This section details the security applications available, technical information and deployment scenarios.

 


 

Technical Information

Astaro’s Spyware protection reliably prevents spyware from entering the corporate network and prevents already infected systems from phoning home.

  • Blocks (Unintentional) Downloads of Spyware, Adware, and Other Malicious Software
  • Prevents Infected Systems from Sending Information Back to the Spyware (Home) Servers
  • Checks Against a Database of Known Spyware URLs
  • Filters and Removes Active Content Such as Java, Active X, Flash, Cookies, VBScript or JavaScript