SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Untangle, the pioneer in open source network gateway platforms, today launched the Untangle Gateway Platform the worlds 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 todays 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:
"Free" versus "Expensive"
"Off-the-shelf" versus "Proprietary single-use"
"Immediate free download" versus "Call-and-wait-for-UPS"
"Have it your way" versus "Have it our way"
"Open platform" versus "Closed box"