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. Read full press release here.

About three months ago, CoSoSys launched a new product, the Endpoint Protector Hardware Appliance, a security solutions designed to keeps businesses safe from all threats posed by high portability and mobility, preventing data loss and theft, data exposures and other security breaches that commonly occur when portable storage and lifestyle devices are part of the work process.

This fairly new product has proven how valuable it is by becoming a a finalist in the Endpoint Security category of the 2011 Global Excellence Awards organized by Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide. The decision to include Endpoint Protector Hardware Appliance among the finalists was taken only two months after the launch. Read more about this great peace of news here.

New File Tracing and Temporary Offline Password features available for Mac OS X, offering complete control over online and offline use of portable devices

Boise, ID, Bucharest, Romania, October 13, 2010. The only device control, endpoint security and data loss prevention solution for Mac / Apple computers in the world, Endpoint Protector 2009, has just released a new version of its Mac application. The newly introduced features are designed to increase protection for business confidential data and to offer road warriors a way to stay active and productive when a permanent Internet connection is unavailable. Moreover, the carried data is kept safe from the common threats posted by improper usage of portable storage devices that often leads to severe security breaches. Read more here.

Raising awareness through humor is an effective way to stress the daily IT security threats that companies and individuals are facing

CoSoSys, vendor of the most innovative and effective applications for portable storage devices and endpoint security solutions, announces today a series of comic strips intended to educate the public regarding the embedded threats of portable and lifestyle devices. As the careless use of such devices can easily lead to data theft, data loss, fraud or identity theft, both individuals and businesses need to understand the risks they are exposed to. Read more here and check out the comics here.