SOURCE: Vyatta

April 21, 2008 08:00 ET

Vyatta Community Edition 4 Scales From Branch Office to Data Center

Fourth Major Release of Open Network Operating System Introduces New Features and Redefines Networking Price/Performance

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, today announced Vyatta Community Edition 4 (VC4), the latest release of its reliable, commercially supported open-source network operating system. VC4 delivers significant scalability improvements and expanded application support to its router/firewall/VPN feature set and achieves a 10X price/performance advantage over proprietary network solutions.

"Vyatta's performance and functionality have been so great we are standardizing large parts of our network on it," said James Rigas, President of Zito Media. "The increased scalability of Vyatta means we will be able to use it in even more places. The price/performance is compelling, and it positions us to provide a superior product to our customers at very competitive prices. And with the same software image everywhere, managing Vyatta is far easier and lower-cost than dealing with proprietary products with fragmented software strategies."

Improved Scalability -- VC4 now scales from DSL to 10 Gigabit Ethernet environments, providing enterprises and service providers with high-performance networks a robust, open alternative to expensive proprietary systems.

10X Price/Performance Advantage -- VC4 incorporates new routing technology for improved performance and leverages the constant improvement of open-source components and the rapid advances within the x86 ecosystem for a substantial price/performance advantage. A recent Tolly Group test demonstrated that Vyatta achieved 2 to 3X higher performance for Internet routing at a cost savings of more than 75 percent against Cisco's 7200 product family -- resulting in a 10X price/performance advantage. Similarly, VC4 delivers high-performance 10 Gbps networking for less than $6,000 compared with more than $50,000 for competing proprietary products.

"Vyatta has been in our operational network for over a year, and we have been thrilled to see how quickly it has progressed in performance and scalability," said Simon Woodhead, managing director at Simwood eSMS Limited, a Vyatta subscriber. "This is what network infrastructure is supposed to do -- run my business, handle its growth, and have a modern cost structure. Vyatta is the only vendor that can meet these requirements today."

Enhanced Features for Large Network Environments -- Vyatta's open networking software is designed to accommodate an ever-increasing number of applications and functionality extensions. Using this capability, VC4 adds remote access VPN, QoS, role-based access control, and the new FusionCLI™ management interface.

Support for Smaller Networks -- VC4 makes life easier for managers of smaller networks using DSL or cable connections by providing support for PPPoE and dynamic interface IP addresses, and WAN load balancing.

"Vyatta is delivering the new network operating system -- a single image that scales across the network, and includes a range of applications required in the real world," said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta. "Customers can now deploy and manage a single network OS, instead of juggling dozens of incompatible versions chasing after different product requirements. Along with a 10X price/performance advantage, the management advantages bring a radically better TCO to customers who embrace open networking. We're thrilled with Vyatta's adoption and community development to date, and are looking forward to delivering more advancements at a modern pace of innovation."

Vyatta's Community Edition software has been downloaded 150,000 times by organizations in aerospace and defense, education, financial services, government, technology and the Internet, and more.

About Vyatta

Vyatta builds commercially supported, open-source networking solutions that provide an alternative to over-priced, inflexible products from proprietary vendors. Our customers are smarter, better looking, and drive much nicer cars than purchasers of big-name products. Vyatta customers know that Vyatta's Linux-based router, firewall and VPN software gives them a level of control unavailable from proprietary solutions. Vyatta customers are thought leaders who recognize the benefits of flexible deployment options -- x86 hardware, blade servers, virtualization -- of freedom to integrate applications of their choice, and of the economic and performance advantages of commodity hardware and components. For more info, visit http://www.vyatta.com.

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