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.