GateProtect Releases Firewall Update

Version V8.7 include a newly integrated site-to-site failover function for SSL VPNs

October 9, 2010

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Hamburg, Germany. 8 October 2010 The German-based IT security provider gateProtect has today released an updated version of its Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall. The new features in Version V8.7 include a newly-integrated site-to-site failover function for SSL VPNs that enhances network accessibility for company subsidiaries. In addition, the update delivers a new, integrated landing page to facilitate the registration of new users on the firewall. gateProtect customers can download the new version of the firewall free of charge from the companys website at

gateProtect listens to its customers and has added the landing page to its Unified Threat Management firewall in response to their requests. When a user tries to access any URL on a computer that has not been set up for internet access via the firewall, the new version generates a registration dialog box. Users then enter their name and password and have their access rights assigned to them. This function is especially useful for services like the provision of internet access in hotels.

NEW: SSL VPN Failover

For site-to-site VPN connections via SSL, which are commonly used to connect a companys headquarters with its subsidiaries, customers can now add a second IP for the destination server. If the first servers IP address is unavailable, the new version of gateProtects firewall will automatically try to create the VPN tunnel using the second IP address. As a result, branch offices connected to their headquarters via a gateProtect VPN tunnel benefit from increased resilience against failures for their VPN connection.


The gateProtect UTM Version V8.7 is available now from gateProtects partner network. Companies interested in testing the product can download a fully functional, 30-day evaluation version of the gateProtect Unified Threat Management Appliance for VMware from the companys website. Further information and the download are available from:

About gateProtect AG Germany

gateProtect Germany is a leading provider of IT security solutions in the area of network protection. Its primary products are xUTM appliance, firewall and client encryption systems.


Alongside their technical highlights, gateProtect products stand out from their competitors with their unique ease of use. gateProtect is a leading provider of an end-to-end implementation of the ISO NORM 9241 guidelines relating to ergonomic product design. With its unique and patented eGUI' (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) technology and its Command Center, gateProtect again raises the bar for easier configuration and management of firewall systems for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). The innovative eGUI' technology enables a significant increase in enterprise security as well as higher efficiency levels for ongoing system maintenance. This delivers lower operating costs for customers.


gateProtect currently has 20,000 installations in Europe. The companys German customers include well-known companies and institutions such as TV Thringen, E.ON Energy, Mercedes Benz, Galileo Satellite Systems, Deutsche Bahn, Kneipp, Constantin Film, the Technical University of Dresden and many more. The companys main target markets are midsized companies across all industries. Further information is available at

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