BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced that it has integrated Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) rules to provide Vyatta customers comprehensive threat protection. Delivering proactive updates from the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) ensures Vyatta customers worldwide can identify and prevent critical threats from impacting network performance and availability.

"Adding Sourcefire VRT Rules to the Vyatta PLUS suite of security services offers Vyatta customers an additional layer of proactive protection for their critical business resources," said Tom McCafferty, VP of Marketing at Vyatta. "Combining an industry leading intrusion prevention system from Sourcefire with Vyatta's software-based network OS creates an even more powerful solution for connecting and securing the ever-evolving enterprise network infrastructure."

Packaged as a Vyatta PLUS add-on security module, Vyatta Sourcefire VRT Rules enable Vyatta users to proactively discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activities, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. The combination of the Vyatta network OS and Sourcefire's robust IPS rule set enables the industry's most comprehensive threat coverage in a software-based networking solution that protects physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.

"We are very pleased to work with a company that is known for innovation in the networking space," said Haig Colter, Director, Business Development at Sourcefire. "Both Vyatta and Sourcefire fundamentally understand the significance of securing the new generation of network infrastructure. By integrating Sourcefire IPS rules into their unique software-based network OS, Vyatta can provide enterprise customers an unsurpassed approach to managing security in both physical and virtual environments."

Available immediately, Vyatta PLUS Sourcefire VRT rules work with Vyatta Subscription Edition Network OS. Pricing starts at $249 per system per year. For more information, download the Vyatta datasheet here.

About Vyatta
Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based, open-source, network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security feature set capable of scaling from DSL to 20Gbps performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500 customers, are connected and protected by Vyatta. For more information, please visit

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