Opengear Adopts Nagios for Enterprise Grade Central Monitoring and Management

Opengear a leading provider of next generation out-of-band management solutions, today announced the release of Nagios central management software which provides server administrators and network managers with centralized monitoring and secure control of their distributed computers, software and networks. 

Customers are demanding a high capacity infrastructure management solution that delivers a level of affordability and extensibility not found in proprietary solutions available today, said Bob Waldie, Opengear CEO. So we developed the SDT for Nagios software that extends the popular Nagios solution so it can not only monitor and alert, but also access and control. 

NagiosNagios is the leading enterprise grade open source monitoring system and is used by thousands of companies worldwide. It actively monitors networks, servers and applications and provides sophisticated alarming and notification mechanisms and escalation rules to alert administrators of potential problems that require attention.

Opengear’s SDT for Nagios then provides automated secure access to the problem location and to the tools required for incident resolution. SDT for Nagios integrates Opengear’s SDT Connector remote access client and their next generation console servers giving network operations centre and data center administrators secure in-band and out-of-band remote access. It also provides control of all their physical and virtual ICT assets from a single Nagios screen. 

“We selected Nagios because it is a best of breed management platform and it is open source. Rather than develop a high ticket proprietary management solution we decided to offer an open source solution to enable our customers to manage their infrastructure at greatly reduced cost. 

“Nagios software is GPL licensed can be downloaded and run free of charge. Similarly Opengear’s SDT extensions are free of charge. However when we have customers looking for assistance in customizing or optimizing their Nagios implementation we work in partnership with the Nagios support community worldwide to provide these services.” Waldie said. 

One key partner is NETWAYS GmbH a leading European provider of consulting and tools in open source monitoring and system management. NETWAYS has a proven expertise in implementing Nagios monitoring solutions in networks with customers in

About Nagios

Nagios is an enterprise grade host and service monitor designed to inform system administrators of network problems. Nagios is an open source monitoring system that can monitor network resources such as switches, routers, server as well as services and applications. 
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About Opengear

Opengear delivers secure, resilient access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, even when the network is down. Provisioning, orchestration and remote management of network devices, through innovative software and appliances, enables technical staff to manage their data centers and remote network locations reliably and efficiently. Opengear’s business continuity solutions are trusted by global organizations across financial, digital communications, retail and manufacturing industries. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Brisbane, Australia. For more information please visit

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