Opengear Continues Record Growth by Using Open Source Software to Disrupt Console Server Marketplace

Opengear (, a leading provider of next generation console server and KVM over IP solutions, today announced record revenue and rapid expansion. Like many disruptive open source vendors, Opengear is growing prosperously and profitably in the face of the global financial crisis. Opengear reports a doubling of sales and an increase of staff numbers by 30% against comparable period in 2008. 

Hundreds of new companies have started using the open source-based Opengear line of advanced console server products – replacing the more expensive proprietary products from companies such as Avocent, Raritan, MRV, Digi and Lantronix.

One new Opengear customer in North America is AAA.

“AAA National Office provides managed firewall services to AAA Clubs and needed an out-of-band management solution to the remote firewall,” said Rick Dimmick, senior systems architect and network and systems management at the AAA national office. “Opengear provided a solution that fit perfectly allowing secure remote console connectivity to remote firewalls for management for a very reasonable price via the internet or dialup.”

As revenues have increased, Opengear has expanded its R&D facilities in Brisbane and has put new software engineers to work on exciting open source management software projects that will be announced at SUPERCOMM 2009 conference October 21-23 in Chicago, IL.

“Our quarterly revenues are up and we have a good order book outlook through mid 2010. As a result, we are looking at how we might grow even faster, especially when the market conditions return in late 2010,” said Bob Waldie, founder and CEO of Opengear. “We are proud of our customer-centric culture, our creative and tireless team and our accomplishments in these tough economic times.” 

Maybe there’s truth in Billy Ocean’s adage “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going.”

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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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