BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced Vyatta University, an affordable, online training curriculum that helps customers deploy and configure Vyatta routing and security solutions for maximum performance and security. At launch, the curriculum includes 13 courses covering a wide range of technical topics, including basic installation and configuration, BGP routing, firewall, network address translation (NAT), and multiple types of virtual private networking (VPN). The courses are designed to help Vyatta users, including Vyatta Community members, build their knowledge of Vyatta solutions through self-paced, online training.

"We have established Vyatta University with the same commitment to value that drives our software and appliances," said Dave Roberts, vice president of strategy at Vyatta. "Through the growing list of Vyatta University courses, our community can quickly and inexpensively develop the skills they need to maximize the use of Vyatta in their networks, whether solving problems with network security, virtual networking, or basic connectivity."

Vyatta University "Getting Started" Courses

Five introductory courses teach customers how to install the software and quickly create a basic configuration. These courses are $49, with the exception of the free Vyatta Software Installation course. Vyatta Enterprise and Premium subscription levels include free access to all of the Vyatta University "Getting Started" courses.

--  Vyatta Software Installation
--  Vyatta Command Line Interface
--  Vyatta System Configuration
--  Configuring Ethernet and VLAN Interfaces
--  Configuring Static Routes
Vyatta University Advanced Courses

With the exception of the VPN Overview course, which is offered for free, the following advanced courses are $99 each:

--  VPN Overview
--  Configuring BGP Basic Operations
--  Configuring BGP Policies
--  Configuring Network Address Translation
--  Firewall Operations and Configuration
--  Firewall Configuration Options
--  Configuring Site-to-Site VPNs using IPsec
--  Configuring Site-to-Site VPNs using OpenVPN

NAT/Firewall Bundle

Vyatta has also released a 3-course bundle covering NAT and firewall topics for $250, a savings of almost 16% off the discrete courses. The bundle includes the following courses:

--  Configuring Network Address Translation
--  Firewall Operations and Configuration
--  Firewall Configuration Options
Companies can purchase courses through the Vyatta store.

Introductory Promotion

To celebrate the launch of Vyatta University, Vyatta also announced a new promotion offering a 15% discount on Vyatta 514 appliances plus an additional free training course from Vyatta University for customers choosing Enterprise or Premium level subscriptions. Additional details about this promotion can be found at

Vyatta runs on standard x86 hardware and delivers a full set of networking features that allow customers to connect, protect, virtualize, and optimize their networks, improving performance, reducing costs, and increasing manageability and flexibility compared to proprietary networking solutions. Vyatta has been deployed by hundreds of customers worldwide in both virtual and non-virtual environments. For more on using Vyatta in virtual environments, please visit and

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

Contact Information: Contact: Andrew Evangelista Eastwick Communications 650.480.4056