Untangle, Inc., a network software and appliance company, announced the introduction of a new product line,Untangle Internet Content (IC) Control. IC Control helps network administrators diagnose and resolve Internet traffic problems such as bottlenecks, over-saturation of recreational traffic, application performance, optimization of hosted and cloud services, and prioritization of critical traffic—ensuring network performance, reliability and stability.

 "IC Control's real-time, rich data reporting gives network administrators an unprecedented view of layer 7 traffic," said Bob Walters, CEO of Untangle. "This gives them insight into what data is flowing over their network circuit at any given moment so they can set policies that make sense."

IC Control will be available to customers on network appliances and will offer a single-interface, turnkey Internet management solution that includes network monitoring, Internet traffic analytics, bandwidth management and traffic shaping, application prioritization, cloud optimization and web filtering.  It is a highly scalable solution appropriate for large organizations with bandwidth up to 1 Gbps.

IC Control expands Untangle's reach into larger organizations in all vertical markets that need a purpose-built, highly scalable appliance which can be run as a transparent bridge to provide extremely granular, dynamic reporting. It gives immediate insight into where and how network problems occur—resulting in improved Internet performance and lower bandwidth costs.

IC Control complements Untangle's time-tested firewall product, "Untangle," which has been renamed "Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall." NG Firewall and its suite of apps will continue to be available as a free download from untangle.com, and available for purchase online as standalone software or complete appliances. Aimed at small and medium businesses, schools and government entities, NG Firewall gives users everything they expect from a modern firewall router (intrusion prevention, phish blocking and remote access via VPN) plus advanced filtering such as anti-virus, spam blocking, web filtering with HTTPS control, application control and bandwidth management.