BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Vyatta, the leader in open networking, today announced that the State of New Mexico is deploying the Vyatta 514 and 2501 appliances throughout many of the state's court systems, which include approximately 90 sites. The court system opted for Vyatta over Cisco and Juniper Networks routers based on Vyatta's full functionality and economical price, but Vyatta also provided the court system with the reliability, flexibility and support it needs to maintain a robust, secure network across diverse network connections.

New Mexico's statewide court system includes the State Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court and all of the state's District and Magistrate Courts. Approximately 300 judges preside in courtrooms throughout the state, with a statewide communications network connecting all the sites. Looking to replace its aging Cisco routers, the New Mexico Courts needed a flexible, cost-effective all-in-one branch office firewall/router.

"We considered using Cisco 2600 routers or a Juniper firewall and VPN but both of those fell short in some key areas," said Sam Noble, senior network system administrator, New Mexico Courts. "I downloaded and tested the Vyatta software and found that it gave me all the features and functionality I needed, great performance and, hands down, the most flexible system around. After test-driving the software, I knew I had found the ideal solution in the Vyatta open networking appliance."

Vyatta provided functionality that would have been impossible or very costly to add to Cisco or Juniper Networks, including Border Gateway Protocol, VPN concentrator, URL filtering, and packet capture. Most importantly, the high level of support offered by Vyatta provided the court system with the confidence that if an issue arose, there would be several ways to address it.

"Vyatta allows organizations to get more, and pay less. It's that simple," said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta. "New Mexico Courts discovered this, as have hundreds of other customers. From features to performance to reliability, Vyatta stands up to -- and often exceeds -- what the proprietary vendors offer. And you just can't beat the economics. In the down economy, you can't under-estimate the power of a good deal."

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