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Vyatta Version 6.1 Jumps Forward with IPv6 Interoperability, Cloud Migration and Enterprise Security

Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced Vyatta Version 6.1, the latest release of the company’s open network OS encompassing enterprise-class routing and network security. With several key advances including IPv6 certification, cloud-specific features and enhanced security, Vyatta continues to expand the applicability of software-based networking across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures.

"The Vyatta Network OS allows us to deploy firewalling and VPN in our cloud as a virtual machine and on customer premise as a hardware device using the same software package," said Sanjay Basu, senior technical architect, virtual utility services, Infrastructure Solutions at Dell Services. "Vyatta is able to provide the network services and secure connectivity that Dell GIS Cloud requires in a package that addresses the virtualization, commoditization and cost-benefit requirements of cloud computing."

IPv6 Ready
Vyatta Version 6.1 has received IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2 certification, verifying the implementation of IPv6 core routing protocols. The completion of the IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2 tests ensures a smooth migration for Vyatta 6.1 customers to the enhanced network security, reliability and performance of IPv6. Vyatta 6.1 SE is the industry’s first software-based and virtual network OS to be certified IPv6 Phase 2 Ready, making Vyatta a future-proofed routing and security solution for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.

Cloud Bridging
For cloud providers and enterprises moving applications or servers to the cloud, Layer 2 cloud bridging allows physically separate networks to securely communicate with each other over the internet as if they were on a single Ethernet network. This capability simplifies the migration of applications and physical servers between data centers, ensures continuity during a phased migration, and enables the moving of virtual machines between physical servers on physically separate networks.


Enhanced Security
Vyatta also continued its focused delivery on enterprise security advancements adding stateful firewall failover and enhanced intrusion prevention services through a partnership with Sourcefire.

"Network requirements are changing faster than ever before and right-sizing the network to applications, workloads, and evolving infrastructures requires the scalability that only a software-based routing and security solution can provide," said Tom McCafferty, vice president of marketing for Vyatta. "The security enhancements, cloud bridging and IPv6 functionality delivered in the Vyatta Version 6.1 software release make it even easier for large, distributed organizations to connect, protect and secure physical, virtual and cloud computing environments."

Broad Set of Enhancements
Vyatta Version 6.1 enhancements include:

    Vyatta Core 6.1
  • Layer 2 Bridging / Cloud Bridging
  • Stateful Firewall/NAT Failover
  • LLDP - Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • QoS Input Interfaces
  • Port Mirroring and Redirection
  • BGP Hop Count Security
  • DHCPv6
  • IPv6 BGP
  • IPv6 SNMP
  • More Than 120 Bug Fixes
    Vyatta Subscription Edition
  • IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2 Certification
  • Configuration Replication
  • Remote Access API Enhancements
  • TACACS+ Enhancements
    Vyatta Plus
  • Vyatta Snort VRT IPS Rules: Vyatta now offers the official Sourcefire/Snort VRT rule-base as a subscription service. This new add-on service allows customers to proactively protect systems by accessing updates to the Sourcefire VRT rule-base directly from Vyatta as new vulnerabilities are found.

"Open and flexible networking is an essential foundation for enterprise adoption of cloud computing," said Sunil Potti, vice president of product management and marketing, networking and cloud product group at Citrix. "Businesses need to know that all aspects of their internal networking infrastructure will be interoperable, and that they can deploy workloads easily within datacenter boundaries. Vyatta's latest release, in conjunction with Citrix virtual networking services, enables the adoption of elastic, cost-effective cloud solutions by enterprises and cloud service providers."

Pricing and Availability
Vyatta's open source software, Vyatta Core Version 6.1 (VC6.1) is available now and can be downloaded at Vyatta Subscription Edition licensing starts as low as $747 and Vyatta Snort VRT Rules are available starting at $250 per year.

Published Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:57 AM by David Marshall
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