Opengear Named to CRN 2015 Tech Innovator List

Opengear (, a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, announced today that it has been named one of the IT industry’s leading tech innovators by CRN®. The 2015 CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize standout companies that have brought to market hardware, software, or services that have substantially impacted the industry. In compiling the Tech Innovator list, a panel of CRN editors evaluated 200 products across 19 categories based on a number of factors, including technical advances, unique features and ability to empower solution providers to solve end-users’ IT challenges. Opengear’s Resilience Gateway took top honors in the Networking: Enterprise category.

Designed to increase network uptime at branch offices and remote sites, the Resilience Gateway utilizes Opengear’s pioneering Smart OOB™ and Failover to Cellular™ technologies to enable the efficient access, monitoring, and control of edge routers, servers, switches, firewalls, PDUs, and UPSes. Opengear’s Smart OOB delivers a deeper feature set and level of reliability than typical out-of-band offerings, enabling the Resilience Gateway to provide secure remote monitoring and control of distributed networks for true out-of-band management of critical equipment, including proactive monitoring and smart automated response capabilities. With Failover to Cellular over high-speed 4G LTE networks, the Resilience Gateway improves WAN resilience and business continuity at remote sites, branch offices, retail stores, and throughout the enterprise.

“For businesses that cannot afford the damage done by network downtime, we’re proud to provide the Resilience Gateway to deliver business continuity,” said Gary Marks, President, Opengear. “This product reduces a business’ IT costs and their mean time to repair by proactively detecting and alerting network administrators to faults and outages – and by equipping them with situational awareness and remote system control. We’re honored by CRN’s recognition of Opengear as a 2015 Tech Innovator, and of the Resilience Gateway as a winner in the 2015 Networking: Enterprise Category.”

“In this rapidly evolving tech marketplace, it’s critical that vendors are bringing products to the channel that help solution providers quickly deliver value to their customers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The products chosen for this year’s Tech Innovator Awards are solving difficult IT problems, reducing complexity or otherwise contributing to the growth of enterprises worldwide.”

The annual Tech Innovator Awards are showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine, and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions is available at

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About Opengear

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

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