Opengear Introduces the Lighthouse Central Management System with Enterprise Scalability

New virtual and hardware platforms offer an out-of-band management solution optimized for critical IT infrastructure and distributed networks.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Opengear (, a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions, today announced their new CMS product offering. The Opengear Lighthouse solution includes new hardware offerings and updates the previous CMS software to version 4.0. This new product release 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 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 to converge central management of remote sites whether they are connected in-band, or out-of-band over the cellular network or legacy PSTN. 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 by providing solutions designed to optimize critical infrastructure management,” said Rick Stevenson, CEO of Opengear. “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.”

About Opengear

Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear smart solutions equip our customers’ networks with smart automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in the USA with executive offices in New Jersey, a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit


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