The USP of the USB Console

Previously, I’ve examined why RS-232 is still king of the out-of-band management console.  As Opengear launches its latest USB console server solution, let’s revisit some of the pros and cons…

What is Smart Out-Of-Band Anyway?

If you're a regular reader of this blog or you've visited our shiny new website, you'll be no doubt familiar with the term Smart Out-Of-Band (or SmartOOB™, #SmartOOB).  But what…

Is your branch office network out on a limb?

Network infrastructure management in the data centre context is well established and well understood. High-density console servers cable up to the serial consoles of routers, switches and other network equipment…

Responsive Resilience

It's been over a year since security guru Bruce Schneier declared that this is the decade of incident response. The 90s saw the mass internetworking of previously sheltered IT systems and local…

SmartOOB™ unlocks the IoT potential

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic that promises much but is still in its infancy. The concept can unlock innovative new services, improved efficiency and the potential…

Achieving Network Resilience in Retail Operations

On the eve of Retail’s BIG Show 2016, Opengear’s Todd Rychecky sat down for an interview discussing Opengear’s experience working with retailers of all sizes – and why achieving network…

Hop on the High-Speed Bus

The first general purpose computer known as ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer – circa 1946) was heralded as the “Giant Brain”. It was literally larger than a dozen passenger…
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Opengear Plunges into the Deep Pacific to Help Researchers Bring Internet to the Ocean Floor

Sixty miles north of the Hawaiian island of Oahu and three miles down to the ocean floor sits the ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO). Providing real-time oceanographic data through a retired…
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Physical + cyber security in a converged IT + OT world

Enterprise and governments are struggling to maintain their complex IT infrastructure in the face of ramping security pressures and rampant attacks. The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to magnify this…
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Out-Of-Band Management Delivers Business Resilience

Network downtime is frustrating and very costly to millions of businesses all over the world. Recent network outages at the NYSE, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal highlight opportunities…