AskDefine | Define untangle

Dictionary Definition



1 release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task" [syn: extricate, disentangle, disencumber]
2 become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "the sweater unravelled" [syn: unravel, unknot, unscramble, unpick] [ant: ravel, ravel]

User Contributed Dictionary



From un- + tangle



  1. To remove tangles or knots.
    With gentle combing, untangle your hair.
  2. (by extension) To remove confusion or mystery.
    It took awhile, but he finally untangled the problem.



to remove tangles or knots

Extensive Definition

Untangle is a privately held company that provides an open source network gateway for small businesses. Untangle provides many gateway applications, such as blocking spam, blocking malware, web filtering, phishing protection, intrusion prevention, and more on the Untangle Gateway Platform.
Untangle was founded in 2003 as Metavize, Inc. by John Irwin and Dirk Morris. Metavize officially launched in 2005 at Demo@15!. In 2006, Metavize raised a $10.5M series-A venture round from CMEA Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners, named Bob Walters as CEO, and renamed to Untangle, Inc. In 2007, Untangle released the Untangle Gateway Platform as open source under the GPLv2 license
In 2007, Untangle also experienced significant growth and surpassed 100,000 users in 2,000 organizations.

Untangle Open Source Applications

  • Spam Blocker
  • Spyware Blocker
  • Web Filter
  • Virus Blocker
  • Firewall
  • OpenVPN
  • Phish Blocker
  • Protocol Control
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Attack Blocker
  • Router
  • Untangle Reports


External links

untangle in Romanian: Untangle

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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