SOURCE: Opengear

August 25, 2009 07:10 ET

Opengear Continues Record Growth by Using Open Source Software to Disrupt Console Server Marketplace

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - Opengear (, a leading provider of next-generation console server and KVM over IP solutions, today announced record revenue and rapid expansion. Like many disruptive open source vendors, Opengear is growing prosperously and profitably in the face of the global financial crisis. Opengear reports a doubling of sales and an increase of staff numbers by 30% against comparable period in 2008.

Hundreds of new companies have started using the open source-based Opengear line of advanced console server products -- replacing the more expensive proprietary products from companies such as Avocent, Raritan, MRV, Digi and Lantronix.

One new Opengear customer is AAA.

"AAA National Office provides managed firewall services to AAA Clubs and needed an out-of-band management solution to the remote firewall," said Rick Dimmick, senior systems architect and network and systems management at the AAA national office. "Opengear provided a solution that fit perfectly allowing secure remote console connectivity to remote firewalls for management for a very reasonable price via the internet or dialup."

As revenues have increased, Opengear has expanded its R&D facilities and has put new software engineers to work on exciting open source management software projects that will be announced at SUPERCOMM 2009 conference October 21-23 in Chicago, IL and the Supercomputing 2009 conference, November 14 - 20 in Portland, Oregon.

"Our quarterly revenues are up and we have a good order book outlook through mid 2010. As a result, we are looking at how we might grow even faster, especially when the market conditions return in late 2010," said Bob Waldie, founder and CEO of Opengear. "We are proud of our customer-centric culture, our creative and tireless team and our accomplishments in these tough economic times. Maybe there's truth in Billy Ocean's adage 'When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going.'"

About Opengear

Opengear ( designs and manufactures next-generation console server and KVM over IP solutions for secure remote access and control of network devices such as routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices in distributed networks. Opengear's open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for serial console ports, service processors, power solutions and environmental monitoring.

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