Open-source software firm Vyatta has come out with a new appliance containing its Linux-based router/firewall system with an eye toward taking on Cisco, Juniper and others in the enterprise networking field.
The Series 2500 system is the company's first appliance aimed at enterprise users. The initial 2501 unit is a 1U device that features a 1.8 GHz Celeron processor with 512 MB of RAM and an 80 GB SATA hard drive.
It comes stock with two 1 GbE ports, but includes a 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X expansion slot and an 8x8 PCIe slot. Interface cards are available for 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, 10 GbE, ADSL, T1/E1 and T3.
One negative note is that the system is not yet available with Vyatta's latest software. Vyatta Subscription Edition 3.1 holds most of the same features as the newer 4.1 Vyatta Community Release, but no word yet on when an upgraded appliance will be available