SOURCE: Opengear

October 05, 2011 08:30 ET

Opengear Hires Security Executive as VP of Product Management and CMO

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Opengear (, provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, today announced the hiring of John Bedrick as chief marketing officer and vice president of product management.

Bedrick brings deep expertise across all aspects of enterprise security, including authentication, encryption, firewall, identity/access management and intrusion detection/prevention. Before joining Opengear, Bedrick served chief marketing and technology officer (CMTO) at CryptoMill Technologies. Previously, he was senior director, strategic marketing and new market development of security at Seagate Technology and director of identity/access at Microsoft, as well as product line director for network equipment and security strategy at Intel Corporation.

"Sales of Opengear products have been increasing rapidly as organizations look for secure out-of-band access to data centers as well as remote locations," said Bob Waldie, founder and chairman of Opengear. "Security has been a core competitive advantage for Opengear until now, so we are excited to be teaming with someone of his experience and caliber as we grow into the next phase of growth in our business."

About Opengear
Opengear ( develops enterprise-grade remote infrastructure management solutions. It designs and manufactures next generation console servers for secure remote access and control of routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices. Opengear's open source platforms give network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible and secure remote management solution on the market today.