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…

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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Smartly connected products are transforming competition

You may have seen the recent Harvard Business Review article in which Michael Porter and James Heppelmann describe How Smart Connected Products Are Transforming Competition. These smart connected products (a.k.a. the Internet…
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In a cloud-centric world is your “Out-Of-Band” solution up to the task?

Out-of band (OOB) access to critical infrastructure for reconfiguration or repair was pioneered more than 30 years ago. It began as a DIY solution where engineers used terminal servers, repurposed…

Saving With Cellular Out-Of-Band Management

In comparison to legacy technologies like modems, 3G and 4G LTE are superior technologies to use for out-of-band access. When organizations opt for out-of-band management solutions like the Opengear IM7200,…
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T-shirts, Swords & Beer – Cisco Live 2014

Cisco Live 2014 (#CLUS), what an event! Opengear along with many other companies participated in this important annual event, Cisco’s premier education and training event for IT professionals. Attendance at…
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Taking Your Cisco Out-Of-Band Management to the Next Level

Earlier this week I found some best practice recommendations from Cisco on securing and controlling out-of-band management for their Nexus 7000 series supervisor modules.  Although the recommendations made by Cisco…