Vyatta, the open source networking vendor, has rolled out a new release of its operating system software. Vyatta 6.0 features a remote access API that enables customers to control large scale Vyatta systems using in-house and third-party network management and provisioning systems.
It also includes more than 30 other enhancements as well as a new extension called Vyatta Plus enhanced services. The first of these services is VyattaGuard web filtering, which is designed to help customers implement Internet security policies.
With Version 6.0, Vyatta maintains a single, “core” code base — Vyatta Core 6.0 — and is also incorporated into the Vyatta Subscription Edition. This configuration enables Vyatta to accelerate the delivery of updates to all Vyatta users at the same time, the company says.
Vyatta Core will contain all open source components of the Vyatta system, while the Subscription Edition provides additional features such as the Remote API and the Vyatta plus enhanced services.
Other Version 6.0 enhancements in the core software include Netflow and sFlow logging and analysis; 802.11 wireless LAN; IPv6 “readiness;” firewall enhancements, including IPv6, P2P and time-based and zone-based rules. In addition to the Remote API, the Subscription Edition includes TACACS+ and simplified VPN client management.