Untangle Intros Gateway Platform

Untangle launched the Untangle Gateway Platform, providing SMB customers and channel partners an alternative to other appliances

June 26, 2007

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SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Untangle, the pioneer in open source network gateway platforms, today launched the Untangle Gateway Platform the world’s first commercial-grade open source solution for blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content on the network.

Untangle now provides SMB customers and channel partners a free and better alternative to the costly, inflexible proprietary appliances from SonicWall, Barracuda and WatchGuard.

IDC calculates that vendor sales for “threat management devices” total over $3B annual today and are growing at 16% per year. The post-millennium market has been dominated by the Appliance Vendors, with open source projects relegated to point solution status. Competing from this position has been difficult in today’s consolidating IT market.

Today, Untangle picks up the sword of the open source movement by fielding a comprehensive, integrated and commercial-grade solution that distinguishes it against the Appliance Vendors in five key ways:

COST: "Free" versus "Expensive"
HARDWARE: "Off-the-shelf" versus "Proprietary single-use"
SPEED: "Immediate free download" versus "Call-and-wait-for-UPS"

FLEXIBILITY: "Have it your way" versus "Have it our way"
FUTURE PROOFING: "Open platform" versus "Closed box"
“The Appliance Vendors have won market share by playing on fears of enterprise buyers that software solutions are difficult to install and manage,” said Bob Walters, CEO of Untangle. “Untangle completely cuts through that FUD with our downloadable 'virtual appliance,' and further disrupts the status quo by using open source community leverage to both improve our products and to offer them at price points that would have been silly five years ago.”

Untangle Inc.

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