Vyatta Secures QuesGen Clinical Data

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Open-source router/ firewall locks-down online medical application.

– Vyatta today announced that QuesGen Systems, Inc., has deployed a Vyatta open-source router/firewall appliance to help secure the company’s software-as-a-service QuesGen application. QuesGen made the move to Vyatta to ensure the security of its application, simplify day-to-day management, and reduce network expenses.

QuesGen provides a secure, hosted, online application that allows clinical researchers to manage data for medical research. QuesGen allows collaboration between researchers while maintaining strict user authentication and auditing controls. By offloading these burdens to QuesGen, researchers can focus on the research itself, not the management of sensitive data.

“Vyatta’s system provides excellent security for our flagship application,” said Michael Jarrett, founder and CEO at QuesGen. “We have been open source users for some time and were previously using firewalls on the servers themselves to secure the applications, but the approach didn’t provide the flexibility that we need as we grow. With Vyatta installed, we have a central location for managing the security policies and IP addresses. It’s great to have a quality solution, based on open source, with a professional company to back it.”

The Vyatta software delivers the features, performance, and reliability of an enterprise-class router and firewall and allows users to regain control over their network infrastructure by virtue of Vyatta’s open architecture and flexible subscription model. Running on standard x86 hardware, or preinstalled on a Dell PowerEdge 850 from Vyatta, the software provides users a low-cost alternative to proprietary networking products. Subscriptions start at $497, or $1,797 when preinstalled on PowerEdge hardware.

“Ensuring the confidentiality of customer data is extremely important,” said Dave Roberts, vice president of strategy and marketing at Vyatta. “Open-source methodologies provide a secure, trustworthy foundation on which to build these sensitive applications due to the peer review process of the communities behind the projects. Vyatta is pleased to have earned QuesGen’s confidence.”

About QuesGen Systems

QuesGen Systems was founded with the mission of developing custom applications for medical research using desktop tools for data entry and management. After developing custom applications for a number of successful studies, the vision for the QuesGen application began to emerge - an innovative application to manage study data simply and securely over the web. The QuesGen application was born out of a need for an elegant, affordable, easy to use data-management solution for clinical research, and a desire to help investigators streamline their day-to-day workflow and study design. For more information, please visit http://www.quesgen.com.

About Vyatta

“Vyatta” is the ancient Sanskrit word meaning “open” – a fitting name for a company that was created to bring commercial-quality, open-source networking products to market. Open source has created a profound change in the market place, shifting the balance of power from large corporations back to the users of products. Open source is about cost savings, increased flexibility and choice, and better security. Vyatta is bringing those qualities to the world of network infrastructure products. For more information, please visit http://www.vyatta.com.

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