June 06, 2006 08:00 ET

Vyatta and Sangoma Partner to Drive Adoption of Open-Source Linux Routing in Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

TORONTO, ONTARIO and SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - June 6, 2006) - Vyatta ( and Sangoma Technologies (TSX VENTURE:STC) ( have partnered to advance the market for network routers and firewalls based on open-source Linux technologies. Vyatta's Open Flexible Router (OFR) will provide the protocol software and Sangoma's WANPIPE PCI cards will supply cost-effective WAN connections.

By combining these products, customers in small and mid-sized businesses can build a WAN router using a standard PC platform and save at least 50 per cent over traditional closed-source products. The companies have agreed to work together to ensure the two product lines are technically compatible and provide ease of use and deployment for its customers. Vyatta and Sangoma plan to collaborate on marketing activities that promote growth of the open-source router and firewall applications among user communities.

"Sangoma has long been the leading supplier of open-source based connectivity hardware solutions," says Sangoma Technologies president and CEO David Mandelstam. "It was natural for us to partner with Vyatta and support their innovative router implementation and open-source model with our internal WAN connectivity solutions to achieve a truly disruptive technology in the router market space."

"It's time the data communications marketplace had an open-source alternative to the closed-source networking vendors," adds Vyatta chairman Allan Leinwand. "Open-source solutions can deliver substantial cost savings with better flexibility and stronger ongoing security than closed-source products. Sangoma shares our vision for the router market. Together, Vyatta's OFR and Sangoma's WANPIPE products allow small and medium businesses to realize these benefits in offices around the world."

Vyatta is developing the Open Flexible Router (OFR), a flexible, cost-effective, and secure alternative to the incumbent, closed-source solutions that dominate the market today. Vyatta's OFR provides a range of enterprise-class routing and firewalling features, including OSPF, BGP and RIP routing protocols, stateful firewalling and network address translation.

The company recently launched a community designed to bring together users and developers to shape the product and advance the cause of open-source networking. A beta version of the Vyatta OFR is available for download. For more information on Vyatta, or to join the Vyatta community and participate in building the first open, flexible router, go to

Sangoma Technologies' current solution set includes:

- Sangoma's internal media gateway hardware, transporting voice, data and video over T3/E3, T1/E1/J1, ADSL and serial links

- WANPIPE high performance and reliable communications modules supporting TDM voice, ATM, Frame Relay, X.25, SS7, HDLC, BiSync and other protocols

About Sangoma Technologies

Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is a leading provider of connectivity hardware and software products for VoIP, TDM voice, WANs and Internet infrastructure. The company develops and manufactures voice and data communication products including the industry-leading series of Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) PCI cards. Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: STC - News).

About Vyatta

"Vyatta" is the ancient Sanskrit word meaning "open" - a fitting name for a company that was created to bring commercial-quality, open-source networking products to market. Open-source has created a profound change in the market place, shifting the balance of power from large corporations back to the users of products. Open-source is about cost savings, increased flexibility and choice, and better security. Vyatta is bringing those qualities to the world of network infrastructure products.

Sangoma and WANPIPE are registered trademarks of Sangoma Technologies Corporation. Vyatta is a trademark of Vyatta Inc.

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