Untangle is a privately held company that provides an open source network gateway for small business. Untangle provides multiple gateway applications installed at the edge of a network. These applications include Anti-spam, Web Content Filtering, Antivirus, Anti-phishing, Anti-spyware, Intrusion prevention, Firewall, OpenVPN, SSL VPN, Router, Protocol Control, Attack Blocker, Reporting, Policy Manager, and Kaspersky Virus Blocker [1] on the Untangle Gateway Platform.

Untangle was founded in 2003 as Metavize, Inc. by John Irwin and Dirk Morris.[2] Metavize officially launched in 2005 at Demo@15![3]. In 2006, Metavize raised a $10.5M series-A venture funding round from CMEA Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners, named Bob Walters as CEO, and renamed to Untangle, Inc.[4] In 2007, Untangle released the Untangle Gateway Platform as open source under the GPLv2 license [5], and surpassed 100,000 users in 2,000 organizations. [6] In 2009, Untangle claimed over 1 million protected users. [7]


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