SOURCE: Vyatta


August 31, 2010 08:00 ET

Vyatta Honored as Best Open Source Networking Software

InfoWorld Recognizes Vyatta as Leader in Physical, Virtual and Cloud Networking With Third Consecutive Bossie Award

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced that IDG's InfoWorld has honored the company with a third consecutive Bossie Award. The 2010 Bossie Award for the Vyatta open routing and security software once again validates Vyatta's long-standing technology leadership and provides further impetus for the industry to standardize on open source networking.

"Our goal from the inception of Vyatta has been to challenge traditional vendors on price, performance and overall value while creating a new breed of network operating system that easily addresses physical, virtual and cloud computing environments," said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta. "This third consecutive Bossie award is significant affirmation that we are succeeding at reaching these goals. All it takes is a visit to the Vyatta customer community to see why. Our customers recognize that Vyatta easily handles their enterprise networking requirements while providing all the flexibility and affordability benefits of open-source."

Vyatta's recent release of Vyatta 6.1 continues to expand the applicability of software-based networking across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, offering several key advances including IPv6 certification, cloud-specific features and enhanced security. Vyatta 6.1 makes it easier for large, distributed organizations to connect, protect and secure physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, while making it possible for any enterprise to quickly and cost-effectively right-size their infrastructures to meet rapidly evolving demands.

Companies around the world rely on technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize each year the best business-oriented open source software products.

"The Bossie 2010 award winners are our top picks among open source projects for many different reasons," said Doug Dineley, executive editor, Test Center, InfoWorld. "Some are longtime favorites, and others are completely new. Some are fast ways to fulfill a familiar need, while others allow companies to do things that weren't possible or affordable until they came along. The one quality they all share is extreme usefulness, and a combination of features that beats all others in their class."

Vyatta is a complete software-based routing and security solution. By eliminating the dependence on proprietary hardware and integrating smoothly with standard x86 hardware and common virtualization platforms, Vyatta costs a fraction of proprietary solutions, enabling organizations to dramatically cut costs and scale their infrastructures at a significantly faster pace. ServerWatch recently listed Vyatta as a Top 10 Linux Server Distribution.

About Vyatta
Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based, open-source, network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security feature set capable of scaling from DSL to 20Gbps performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500 customers, are connected and protected by Vyatta. For more information, please visit

About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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