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Vyatta

October 20, 2009 08:00 ET

Vyatta Turns Cisco's Gross Profit Into Discount for Customers

IT Professionals Seeking Affordable Networking Solutions Get Deal Based on Cisco's Profits

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced the 'Gross Profit - Sweet Savings' promotion that discounts all Vyatta networking subscriptions and Vyatta 2500 series appliances. Customers that purchase a pair of subscriptions or appliances from November 4 through 18 will receive a discount based on Cisco's gross profit margin as calculated after Cisco's earning announcement on Wednesday, November 4. Since Vyatta originally launched this promotion, Cisco's gross profits have been consistently in the mid-to-high sixties, netting Vyatta customers up to 36 percent discounts.

What:    Users who register for the Vyatta promotion by November 4 will
         receive a discount code that can be applied to every second
         subscription or appliance purchase. Subscription purchases
         will receive the full promotional discount whereas hardware
         appliances will receive half of the discount (see example below).
         The overall size of the discount depends upon the size of Cisco's
         Q1 Fiscal Year 2010 gross profit margin. Customers MUST purchase
         two units to qualify and additional units must be purchased in
         quantities of two.

         Example: If Cisco announces a gross profit of 70 percent,
         purchases of a second subscription will be discounted 30 percent,
         while purchases of a second appliance will be discounted 15
         percent. The lower the gross profit, the more you save.

Where:   Go to http://www.vyatta.com/promo/gross.php, prior to November 4
         to register for your Vyatta subscription discount today.

When:    Registration is now open. All registrants will receive a discount
         code after Cisco announces its earnings on Wednesday, November 4.
         Registrants will then have until 5:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday,
         November 18 to purchase discounted subscriptions or appliances.

Why:     Cisco has one of the largest gross profit margins in the IT
         industry. Vyatta believes customers should have access to
         economically priced alternatives and open networking provides
         just that -- all the functionality and performance at a fraction
         of the cost.

The Cisco 'Gross Profit' campaign runs concurrent with the kick off of Vyatta University's online training courses. Vyatta is offering a 15 percent discount on Vyatta 514 appliances plus an additional free training course from Vyatta University for customers choosing Enterprise or Premium level subscriptions. Additional details on all Vyatta promotions can be found at http://www.vyatta.com/promo

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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