Opengear Introduces the Lighthouse Central Management System With Enterprise Scalability
SANDY, UT, Jan 30, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical
infrastructure management solutions, today announced its new central
management system (CMS) product offering. Opengear Lighthouse allows
network engineers and system administrators to centrally manage their
Opengear infrastructure management and console server appliances, and
attached IT networking gear in their data center or at remote sites.
The Opengear Lighthouse product release includes new hardware
offerings and updates the previous CMS software package to version
4.0. It brings further support to an open, vendor-neutral platform
that addresses critical IT management needs by enabling network and
security professionals to manage their data center and remote network
infrastructure while minimizing business disruption.
The Opengear Lighthouse product line consists of either a software
appliance, which can be deployed to virtualized environments, or a
choice of two hardware appliance solutions. Two new Dell rack mounted
servers offer a proven, reliable hardware platform in standard and
enterprise models. Both software and hardware appliances may operate
in standalone, or in redundant configurations. These flexible product
delivery methods allow Opengear's customers to deploy the solution
which best fits their environment.
The Opengear Lighthouse centralized management software offers
enhanced management of corporate out-of-band (OOB) networks including
upgraded centralized dial functionality, which provides network
engineers and administrators quick and easy connection to remote
locations. This builds on Opengear's cellular Call Home technology,
allowing those customers using Opengear appliances to centrally
manage and access their IT infrastructure, whether they are reachable
over the production network, through out-of-band cellular or through
dialup connections. This unique end-to-end management solution
streamlines provisioning, maintenance and remediation of distributed
equipment, allowing central technical staff to securely manage more
infrastructure with fewer resources.
"Our goal is to help large and small organizations manage their
infrastructure in a secure and efficient manner," said Rick
Stevenson, CEO of Opengear. "Central management is a key requirement
for any distributed network. Our new Lighthouse solutions provide
better hardware options, new features targeted at improving
usability, and an architecture which can scale from small to large
organizations with many remote sites. Our partnership with Dell
provides an improved quality solution and aligns with our strategy of
providing best in class network infrastructure management."
New to Opengear Lighthouse:
-- Enterprise grade capabilities: Upgraded software capabilities support
up to 5000 devices and new enterprise-grade hardware from Dell
includes dual power supplies, dual NICs and RAID storage system.
-- Manageability: An upgraded user interface now enables network
administrators to quickly find and access any piece of infrastructure
on their network. Improved, centralized dial out capabilities leverage
Opengear's out-of-band experience.
Founded in 2004, Opengear designs, manufacturers and
delivers the most feature rich, cost effective, flexible solutions
for secure remote infrastructure management. Opengear enables
companies to access and manage virtually any electronic device on
their network remotely and securely from anywhere, even if the
network is down, to improve efficiencies and maximize business
continuity. The company is headquartered in Sandy, Utah, has R&D
operations in Australia and a sales office in the UK. For more
information, please visit www.opengear.com.
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