Untangle announces availability of Untangle 7.0

Untangle 7.0 Enhancements to Provide Deep Intelligence of Network Usage and Web Activity

Superior Reporting Allows Small Businesses to Boost Network Performance While Protecting and Controlling the Internet Gateway

San Mateo, Calif., Oct 1, 2009 – Untangle, Inc., a provider of simple Internet protection and control solutions, today announced enhancements to its suite of best-of-breed products that make it dramatically easier for small businesses to protect, monitor and control network activity. The new version, Untangle 7.0, includes new reporting features that provide unmatched visibility at the Internet gateway to help small businesses identify Web misuse and troubleshoot network issues for increased productivity.

For small businesses the sharp rise in Web 2.0 technologies is providing small businesses with new collaboration opportunities. At the same time social media tools are consuming bandwidth, in turn impacting the performance of business critical applications and increasing vulnerability at the Internet gateway. To address this challenge, Untangle 7.0’s new reporting capabilities provide administrators with the visibility and data necessary to investigate security incidents and enforce acceptable network usage policies, enabling small businesses to save costs, increase productivity and protect information assets.

“Small businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on the Internet to grow and succeed but many organizations are struggling with allowing employees to use emerging Web 2.0 tools responsibly without sacrificing security and regulatory compliance,” said Bob Walters, CEO, Untangle. “The reporting features in Untangle 7.0 far surpass any competing solutions and allow small businesses to manage and monitor Internet usage. This also helps protect against less obvious business risks that have taken a back seat, like facing a hostile work environment suit and avoiding stiff penalties associated with HIPAA and data compliance.”

Enhancements and Benefits:

Untangle 7.0 enhanced reporting features allow small businesses to:

  • Monitor behavior at the user, client and incident level to detect productivity issues
  • Understand traffic flows and network usage patterns to optimize performance
  • Provide Web content analysis to prevent bandwidth issues and policy violations
  • Log access to sensitive data to respond to any security incidents
  • Manage and reduce vulnerabilities associated with social networking and rich media sites

New reporting features include, rich graphs and key statistics per application, downloadable Excel files for all graphs and incident logs and in-depth, easy to understand per-user/host/email reports via Portable Document
Format (PDF).

Product Webinar:

Dirk Morris, CTO and Co-Founder of Untangle, will demonstrate Untangle 7.0 at 10:00a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Tuesday October 6, 2009.

About Untangle

Untangle is a proven leader in the small business arena, protecting more than 16,000 organizations on one million computers every day in various industries, including healthcare, education, real-estate, bio-science and government. The
company was founded with the vision of untangling the complexities of technology, initially targeting network security and control for small and medium size businesses. The company follows Open Source development practices to create better code and make it widely available.  Untangle, 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.