Defining & Enforcing BYOD Policy with Untangle The rise of consumer mobile computing devices such as tablets and smartphones has lead to an increase in their use on private networks owned by businesses, schools, non-profit and government entities. Network administrators must balance the risks and rewards of allowing employee and visitor computing devices through their [...]
“It was working yesterday. What changed?” We’ve all said it. It’s said in moment of desperation when trying to figure out why something is not working. While this technique may have its place, a closer examination shows it to be an inefficient way to troubleshoot an issue. Let’s look at some example problems. You walk [...]
Startups are fueled by many things, not the least of which is pizza. Whether its consumed during late nights over a keyboard or in the harsh light of day on a makeshift conference table, pizza goes unchallenged as the top choice for communal eats. We decided to put the Valley’s pie-slingers to the test. We [...]
We get a lot of performance-related questions about Untangle, and unfortunately sometimes there are no simple answers. There are several main components that determine the performance of your Untangle setup. Server Hardware Configuration Traffic Profile Of course, all three of these are closely interrelated. I’ll explain how to tweak each one such that you can [...]
PROBLEM DEFINITION Following in the tradition of our famous “Anti-Virus Fight Club,” the Untangle headquarters staff decided to take on another massive bake-off. The target this time: French Fries! GENESIS The idea began when Untangle’s CEO (me) shared his opinion that Burger King fries now ruled the fast-food roost, and that McD’s fries now suck. [...]
After running for years as a “pure” software company, we have just released a comprehensive line of branded appliances. These will supplement our large array of software products.
We think that the majority of present and future Untangle users will be delighted with this buying option. But, as with any big change, the move will also generate a raft of questions, speculation, and concern. In this post, I will try to describe our perceptions of our market, and the motivations that led us to create the offering. I’ll also touch on how we designed the product line, and offer suggestions about how to choose which Untangle options may be best for you.