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Vyatta Releases Vyatta Core 6 Alpha

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Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced the release of an early alpha version of Vyatta Core 6 (VC6), the company’s open source router, firewall and VPN software. Included in the alpha release of VC6 is support for 802.11 wireless connectivity and Netflow traffic statistics collection. The final release of VC6 is slated for the first quarter of 2010. To download and try the software, go to http://www.vyatta.org/downloads

"This alpha release is another milestone in our four year commitment to delivering the industry’s most complete open source routing and security solution," said Dave Roberts, vice president of strategy for Vyatta. "Our user community plays an important role in our growth and we’re very excited about the upcoming Vyatta Core 6 software. We take user input seriously and look forward to the feedback from our community on the addition of 802.11 support and Netflow."

NEW FEATURES IN VC6 ALPHA

Support for 802.11 Wireless Connectivity

Support for the 802.11 wireless standard provides the ability to use Vyatta in branch offices that have integrated wireless connectivity to user machines. This eliminates the need to buy a dedicated access point for the branch office.

Support for Traffic Statistics Collection

VC6 Alpha supports both Netflow versions 5 and 9 and Sflow. Netflow generates advanced statistics related to traffic flow through the system, enabling enterprises and service providers to manage their networks more effectively. This information may also be used by service provider billing systems.

Enhancements to IPsec VPN

Enhancements to IPsec VPN provide greater compatibility with third-party IPsec implementations.

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

VC6 includes all the bug fixes and enhancements provided in Vyatta’s previous subscription-only release, code named Jenner, including:

  • Full support for the Citrix XenServer hypervisor, including optimized drivers and XenServer management tools
  •  Firewall enhancements, including IPv6 firewall, P2P firewall, time- based firewall rules, rate-limiting firewall rules, address groups, and zone-based firewall
  • NAT enhancements, including per-rule logging
  • WAN Load Balancing enhancements, including source-based routing
  • QoS enhancements, including the addition of three new QoS algorithms
  • IPv6 enhancements, including OSPFv3
  • Over 200 bug fixes

Additional features will be included in the final subscription edition of Vyatta 6, including URL filtering, TACACS+, and other IPv6 enhancements.

Availability and Pricing

The VC6 alpha is available now and can be downloaded at www.vyatta.com

About Vyatta

Vyatta builds commercially supported, open-source networking solutions that provide an alternative to over-priced, inflexible products from proprietary vendors. Our customers are smarter, better looking, and drive much nicer cars than purchasers of big-name products. Vyatta customers know that Vyatta’s Linux-based router, firewall and VPN software gives them a level of control unavailable from proprietary solutions. Vyatta customers are thought leaders who recognize the benefits of flexible deployment options — x86 hardware, blade servers, virtualization — of freedom to integrate applications of their choice, and of the economic and performance advantages of commodity hardware and components. For more info, visit http://www.vyatta.com

 
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