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SAN MATEO, Calif. – September 25, 2007 – Untangle, the pioneer in open source network gateway platforms, today announced a technology partnership agreement with Level Platforms, the leading software platform for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Under the terms of this agreement, Untangle has also joined Level Platforms’ Partner Program as a Certified Vendor Partner. As a result of this partnership, MSPs can now monitor and manage the best open source networking & security applications in order to block spam, spyware and intrusion attempts through their Level Platforms Managed Workplace dashboards.
“Our joint MSP customers told us that an integration of Level Platforms’ and Untangle’s technology would help them improve the quality of their service offerings and react more quickly to customer needs,” said Chris Sterbenc, Vice President of Sales at Untangle.
“It is a testament to the openness of the Untangle Gateway Platform and the Level Platforms Managed Workplace that together we were able to move from customer feedback to integration so quickly,” said Ryck Marciniak, Director, Vendor Alliances at Level Platforms.
“We strive to provide our customers with the best possible technology services,” said Andrew Harper, CIO at Gaeltek LLC, one of the many MSPs who’ve already started using Untangle and Level Platforms together. “The integration of Untangle and Level Platforms makes it easy for us to offer network security without having to change our operations, and we get a product that truly works as advertised.” MSPs using Level Platforms’ Managed Workplace can access the Untangle Template by logging onto the Partner Portal at www.levelplatforms.com .
Level Platforms is the leading provider of managed services software for IT solution providers servicing small and mid-sized end customers through its award-winning remote monitoring and management software, Managed Workplace. Managed Workplace provides everything a managed services provider needs to remotely monitor and manage their end customers’ IT networks through a single web-based central dashboard. For more information, visit Level Platforms at www.levelplatforms.com
Untangle was founded with the vision of untangling the complexities of technology, initially targeting network security and control for SMBs. The company follows Open Source development practices to create better code and make it widely available. The Untangle Gateway Platform, the world’s first commercial-grade open source solution for blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content on the network, provides a free and better alternative to costly, inflexible proprietary appliances. Untangle’s applications are currently being used in hundreds of businesses in a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, education, bio-science, and professional services.