Untangle was founded in 2003 as Metavize, Inc. by John Irwin and Dirk Morris with the vision of untangling the complexities of technology, initially targeting network security and control for small business, schools and homes.
The Untangle gateway platform, brought together the best open source projects to create a comprehensive network management solution that provided unprecedented functionality via an application model. In 2007, Untangle released the Untangle Gateway Platform under the GPLv2 license, making it the world’s first commercial-grade open source solution for blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content on the network, providing a free and better alternative to costly, inflexible proprietary appliances. That product continues to be offered as Untangle Next Generation Firewall, which includes both free and paid apps.
Untangle remains committed to its open source and “true freemium” roots by putting its transparently priced software directly in the hands of its users for evaluation via free download. With this try-before-you-buy approach, Untangle enables organizations to take control of their systems within minutes and at no risk.
Today, Untangle’s integrated suite of security software and appliances offer enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity. Untangle’s award-winning software is trusted by over 400,000 customers, protecting nearly 5 million people, their computers and networks.
*2016 SC Awards - Finalist for "Best SME Security Solution"
*Best in Biz Awards 2015 - Silver winner in Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year – Small Category
*Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 - Ranked # 169 fastest growing cos. in N.A.
*Silicon Valley Business Journal 2015 Fast Private List
*Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500 - Ranked # 216 fastest growing cos. in N.A.
*Silicon Valley Business Journal 2014 Fast Private List
*Spiceworks #1 Best Content Filtering Appliance
*Spiceworks #1 Best Software Firewall

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Key People at Untangle

Dirk Morris

Dirk Morris

Co-Founder & Vice President, Products
Michael Cristinziano

Michael Cristinziano

Independent Director
Amy Abatangle

Amy Abatangle

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Bob Walters

Bob Walters

Marc Runkel

Marc Runkel

Vice President, Technical Operations

Untangle Locations

San Jose, US
Hauppauge, US
Arvada, US

Untangle Metrics

Untangle Summary

Founding Date


Total Funding

$30.5 M

Latest funding size

$12 M

Time since last funding

over 6 years


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