CoSoSys Acquired by Unified Threat Management Vendor Astaro

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[] Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Karlsruhe, Germany - CoSoSys, developer of Endpoint Security, Data Loss Prevention and portable media security software, and Astaro, IT security specialist from Germany, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Astaro to acquire the Romanian company and integrate CoSoSys' complete staff into their team.

While continuing to launch new products and improve their existing range of endpoint and mobile data security solutions, the two companies will collaborate on integrating CoSoSys' device control, data loss prevention and endpoint security solution into Astaro's Unified Threat Management solution, the Astaro Security Gateway, and on providing a level of overall security beyond any solution currently on the market.

"CoSoSys' very talented team has created an impressive product portfolio to manage and secure the use of portable devices in companies," said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro. "Unlike other solutions available in the security market, their Endpoint Protector solution is easy to use, centralized, offering comprehensive and unified endpoint and network protection. Their technology focus on both Windows and Mac platforms opens exciting possibilities for us to expand our security offering for our customers. We are looking forward to welcoming them to Astaro."

"We are proud to work with Europe's most skilled and dedicated network security team to build technologies that thousands of businesses will be using on a daily basis," said Roman Foeckl, CEO CoSoSys. "The acquisition by Astaro comes as recognition of the quality and innovation our solutions feature. We are all looking forward to continue innovating and developing solutions for the permanently evolving security challenges data security is faced with as part of Astaro."

The acquisition by Astaro completes a very successful 2010 for CoSoSys. The company has previously launched Endpoint Protector Hardware Appliance, the first hardware appliance in the world to provide out of the box device control and data security for Windows and Mac. Only two months after being launched, the solution was recognized as one of the top endpoint security solutions of the year by Info Security Products Guide. Moreover, in 2010 CoSoSys continued developing and improving its cloud based My Endpoint Protector solution, another world premier when it had been launched as the first device control security-as-a-service offering in the market.

About CoSoSys
CoSoSys is specialized in network endpoint security for Windows and Mac and development of software for portable storage device enhancement. The application portfolio includes functions from password security, data synchronization and network security. CoSoSys distributes its products globally through the world's leading hardware manufacturers, software Distributors, Resellers and directly to users. CoSoSys enjoys a continuously growing installation base of users worldwide. The company has offices in Germany, the United States and Romania.

About Astaro
Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Astaro's 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 100,000 networks across 60 countries. Astaro, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products.


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