SOURCE: Opengear

September 29, 2010 07:10 ET

Opengear Partnerships Create New Abilities to Remotely Access and Monitor Networking Equipment

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, has announced a series of industry partnerships that create new levels of remote monitoring and network device management.

"Major console server vendors are increasingly finding it difficult to compete with Opengear," said Bob Waldie, founder and CEO of Opengear. "As we continue to leverage our open source platform and create innovative technology partnerships, we are improving the way IT professionals remotely access and manage all of their IT equipment."

Opengear has announced several partnerships with open source server and network monitoring solutions from Zenoss and SolarWinds, leading providers of network management and network monitoring software. Both partnerships extend monitoring capability to previously undetected devices and integrate a vital layer of Out-Of-Band access methods to remote sites.

The partnerships expand monitoring to new markets including Grid, Utility, Pipeline, Medical, Military, Industrial and more.

The Zenoss and SolarWinds partnerships enable customers to:

  • actively monitor all the network devices, power equipment, and environmental conditions at their remote sites.
  • monitor previously undetected devices: RS232, RS422, RS485, USB, digital I/O.
  • have point-and-click access to the remote site from within Zenoss and SolarWinds screens.

About Opengear
Opengear (http://www.opengear.com) designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management 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 console servers are installed in more than 10,000 locations around the world. 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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