SOURCE: Opengear

November 16, 2009 10:05 ET

Opengear Monitor Simplifies Centralized Management of Distributed Networks

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - At Supercomputing 2009 in Oregon, Opengear is releasing the Opengear Monitor -- a new centralized monitoring system. Opengear Monitor's web user interface shows network maps, status and detailed service checks for the console servers and all the applications, computers and devices in your distributed networks.

Opengear Monitor will give Opengear customers the ability to monitor their distributed environments in a secure and simple way. To remedy any identified problems, the manager simply clicks on their browser and Opengear Monitor will securely connect them directly to remote console servers or the attached computer, service processors, routers, switches, power and environmental sensors.

Opengear Monitor has Nagios ( at its core. Nagios is the leading open source IT infrastructure monitoring system and is very familiar to system administrators and network managers. Nagios is pre-installed in the Opengear Monitor's CMS6100 hardware and it can monitor and manage up to 255 distributed hosts and more than 1,000 services.

Opengear Monitor also auto-synchronizes with distributed Opengear console servers -- including the new Opengear ACM series (see today's ACM launch) -- so complex national and international networks can be auto-configured within minutes. This provides a new level of visibility, security and control into distributed locations.

The Nagios core is also extensible for monitoring other infrastructure and applications with an extensive range of open source plug-ins.

"Our target in developing Opengear Monitor has been the IT department in medium-sized enterprises," said Opengear Chairman and CEO Bob Waldie. "Here the IT professionals have limited budgets and yet are extremely busy managing very complex distributed networks. We feel this is a market segment that has historically been underserved by the management technology industry -- so we developed a solution that simplifies the complexity. No time needs to be invested configuring Nagios. It is also an open solution so our customers can add services and hosts to be monitored and customize the alert notifications to ensure they meet their target service levels."

The Opengear Monitor CMS6100 lists for $895.

About Opengear

Opengear ( designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management and kvm over IP solutions. Opengear's open source platforms are installed in more than 10,000 locations around the world. They give network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for managing servers, routers, serial console devices, service processors, power infrastructure and environmental monitoring in distributed networks.

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