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SAN MATEO, Calif., November 16, 2010 – Untangle, Inc., a network software company, today announced the release of Untangle® 8.0, the latest version of its award-winning multi-functional firewall software. The new version includes a new application, Bandwidth Control, which provides unmatched control over internet bandwidth usage. Untangle now enables small businesses and schools to prioritize access to approved web sites and service, throttle access to others, and set internet access quotas for individual users.
As social media tools, online gaming and internet video sites consume ever more bandwidth, the performance of business-critical cloud-based applications is affected. Untangle 8.0’s new Bandwidth Control capability provides administrators with the fine-grained control needed to optimize their users’ internet access, enabling small businesses to lower bandwidth costs, increase productivity and prioritize important services.
“Small businesses and schools are becoming increasingly dependent on real-time access to cloud-based services. When their bandwidth is usurped by non-critical services, downloaders or video streamers, this impacts core productivity,” said Mark Floisand, COO, Untangle. “With real-time reporting on what bandwidth is being consumed, coupled with the ability to set quotas for heavy users, network managers now have the tools they need to optimize their bandwidth consumption.”
Bandwidth Control comes with default configuration settings for several different organizational types and scenarios, to speed set-up. Additional fine-grained tuning can be performed as required, in an Advanced mode.
A free 14-day trial is available at Untangle.com.
Untangle continues to support the education, government and non-profit communities, by offering aggressive educational pricing on both it Standard and Premium packages.
Dirk Morris, CTO and Co-Founder of Untangle, will demonstrate Untangle 8.0, the latest release from Untangle, at 10:00a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Thursday November 18, 2010.
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Untangle, a network software company, provides a new breed of multi-function firewall and Internet management applications that are optimized for the unique needs of smaller organizations. With a free multi-function firewall at its core and a suite of Internet management applications, Untangle’s superior solutions are available at the Industry’s lowest cost, and are easy-to-deploy and manage. Untangle’s proven network software solutions are installed across 30,000 organizations, protecting more than 1.7 million people and their computers. The company’s innovative open source approach takes the cost out of Internet management and with its try-before-you-buy approach organizations can now take control of their network within minutes and at no risk.