Untangle’s Free Software Security Suite

If you are looking for a full suite of security software, Untangle has a deal for you. Free (if you have from 1 – 10 users), $75 a month for 11 – 30 users and $195/month for 31+ users.
Untangle’s solution bundles web content control, spyware blocking, intrusion prevention and many other security products into a one console interface.
The free software, available as a download, on CD, or pre-loaded on a server, provides small businesses with enterprise-level protection, but has been specifically designed to be easy to set up and use by small businesses with part-time or small IT staffs.
Untangle’s goal is simple. Taking a page from AOL, Untangle hopes that the more than 5 million businesses, with employees under 11 will spread the word to their friends at larger companies in how good the software is.
Untangle’s fee based offering is 100% channel focused so if you are a reseller Untangle’s full security suite could be a great addition to your IT tool box. You’ll find the interface is something you are used to as it uses a “rack” metaphor and an “IO” on/off switch to turn a particular service on and off. This might be confusing to a basic end users, but it’s easy to figure out.
You can install Untangle’s software on your own server via CD or software download, behind the firewall or purchase a pre-configured Untangle server for $895. Managed Service Providers are another market for Untangle’s suite.
Bob Walters, CEO & president of Untangle said that Symantec and McAfee have extremely complex, terrifically difficult and intrusive on the user experience interface. Walters said that in particular McAfee often has windows popping up.
If you are looking for software that’s low cost, feature rich and not complicated – Untangle’s solution is sure to beat.

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