Opengear Resilience Gateway
Opengear’s new product improves on your existing network connectivity resilience, providing smart, out-of-band management to your entire IT infrastructure, and also by providing a built-in backup LAN and/or backup Internet connectivity option for remote sites. Learn about our feature-rich product and what it can do to help establish network connectivity for your company or organization.
Hello everyone, this is Shirish Nilekar with Opengear. Today, I’m going to be talking about our latest product – the Resilience Gateway. The Resilience Gateway is meant to provide high-level, supplemental continuity at enterprise, remote sites like branch offices and retail stores.
This product deploys alongside your critical IT infrastructure, like servers, switches, firewalls, routers, power equipment like UPS’s and PDU’s and provides two critical functionalities. First, it provides smart out-of-band management of your entire IT infrastructure. And second, it provides backup LAN or backup Internet connectivity at your remote sites via its built-in cellular connection.
This combination of smart out-of-band and failover-to-cellular not only reduces network outages at your enterprise and remote sites, but also helps your recover efficiently and quickly from any infrastructure failures, thus providing you high levels of network resilience at remote sites.
Now let’s take a look at the product. The resilience gateway has two gigabit Ethernet ports to connect to connect to your management LAN and your production LAN. For out-of-band access, the product has built in 4G LTE cellular. This product will work with most 4G and 3G networks around the world. The 4G network, the 4G cellular connection, can also be used as a backup LAN, a backup Internet connection, at your remote sites using simple IP passthrough technology.
On the back of the device, you have two cellular antennas, a main antenna and auxiliary antenna. If you want, you can replace the auxiliary connection with an extension antenna. For out-of-band connectivity, the product has four serial RS-32 ports. It also has four USB ports to connect to USB consoles, or you can attach an external USB drive here, for additional storage. This product also has built-in four gigabytes of internal flash, to which you can store your device logs or you can store IOS images. The product has four digital I/O ports. To these ports, you can connect environmental sensors like water detectors, fire and alarm detection, or vibration and contact-sensing devices.
To manage the product, the resilience gateway has an easy-to-use management GUI which provides a dashboard view of all connected devices. You can also remotely access this device using a standard SSH client. The resilience gateway also has a built-in stateful firewall and an open VPN client, using which you can create unlimited VPN tunnels between your remote sites and your data center.
Finally, to customize and configure this device to fit your environments, we also provide an auto response feature. What it allows you to do is write custom scripts that get executed whenever an external condition or event is detected. That event could be a power failure, could be a cellular connection going down, or an environmental sensor sending you a signal. In response to these external conditions, the script can send the administrators an immediate alert, or it can do some remedial action to take care of the situation.