Penn Foster Relies on Opengear ACM5000 for Distributed Remote Site Management

Opengear ( a leading provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, today announced that The Princeton Review Inc. (Nasdaq: REVU), including subsidiaries of The Princeton Review and Penn Foster Education Group, is managing remote networks using the Opengear ACM5000. 

The Princeton Review has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. 

Penn Foster is one of the world’s leading providers of accredited distance education. With more than 200,000 active students worldwide, Penn Foster is dedicated to providing convenient, affordable, and open access to a secondary and post-secondary education. 

“I am very impressed with the Opengear ACM5003-M. For the price and functionality I haven’t found anything that comes close.” said Thomas Jones, network engineer with The Princeton Review Inc. “Opengear goes well beyond traditional console server functionality providing monitoring/alerting of UPS, serving as an outbound dial RAS server, and of course providing out-of-band access.” 

The Opengear ACM5000 line of products gives The Princeton Review Inc. network managers simple and cost effective tools for remotely managing network, power and computer devices in small and large distributed networks. 

“We continue to see the Opengear ACM5000 product line achieve great accolades from clients such as Penn Foster,” said Todd Rychecky, Opengear’s vice president of sales and marketing in North America. “By leveraging open source software, Opengear provides significantly more functionality and more practical features than our competitors and we do this at a much lower price.” 

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website,, the company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education. 

The company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education, providing career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School ( Penn Foster creates the platform to leverage the company’s Career Education Partnerships division which is comprised of ventures with the National Labor College (NLC) and Community College Partnerships (CCP). The venture with the NLC was formed to bring high-quality bachelor degree completion and certificate programs to the AFL-CIO’s 13 million members and the working adults in their families. The CCP venture is a partnership with community colleges to expand distance and hybrid learning opportunities. For more information, visit

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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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