Opengear Hires Security Executive as VP of Product Management and CMO

New York City New York – Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – Opengear (, provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions today announced the hiring of John Bedrick as chief marketing officer and vice president of product management.

Bedrick brings deep expertise across all aspects of enterprise security, including authentication, encryption, firewall, identity/access management and intrusion detection/prevention. Before joining Opengear, Bedrick served chief marketing and technology officer (CMTO) at CryptoMill Technologies. Previously, he was senior director, strategic marketing and new market development of security at Seagate Technology and director of identity/access at Microsoft, as well as product line director for network equipment and security strategy at Intel Corporation. 

“Sales of Opengear products have been increasing rapidly as organizations look for secure out-of-band access to data centers as well as remote locations,” said Bob Waldie, founder and chairman of Opengear. “Security has been a core competitive advantage for Opengear until now, so we are excited to be teaming with someone of his experience and caliber as we grow into the next phase of growth in our business.”

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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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