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Session will cover the public sector’s shift from turnkey products to open platforms; Opengear will also exhibit its newest out-of-band management solutions

Brisbane, AU – August 2, 2016 – Opengear (, a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console serversremote managementmonitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced it is a 2016 conference partner and Silver Sponsor at Technology in Government, held 2-3 August at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Opengear will provide demonstrations of its award-winning product suite at the event (booth 7), and Brendan Walsh, Sales Director Asia Pacific at Opengear, will conduct a presentation for government IT leaders and solution providers on “The Move from Turnkey Infrastructure Management Products to Open Platforms.”

As data centers increasingly open up their network infrastructure through the use of software-defined networks and open source whitebox switches, a shift is occurring in what DevOps seek from their infrastructure management solutions. While traditional users are still exploring turnkey products in search of robust plug-and-play features and security, others are smartly turning to open platforms to meet their needs. Opengear’s session on this subject will make clear how this move creates opportunities for government entities – which can quickly benefit from the transparency, adaptability, and compatibility offered by open solutions.

Technology in Government attendees will be able to learn how Opengear’s newest product releases maintain network uptime and provide resilient, secure management of resources at remote sites. Opengear will be exhibiting and demonstrating solutions that feature its Smart OOB™ out-of-band management technology. Smart OOB enables government agencies to remotely access distant sites and branches with superior network intelligence that provides automatic alerting, troubleshooting, and remediation. Further supporting always-on connectivity is Opengear’s Failover to Cellular™ capability. This embedded feature prevents network downtime vulnerabilities often found with landline-based connections (main line outages, natural disasters, downed lines, human error, etc.) by instead offering secure, automatic failover to high-speed 4G LTE or 3G cellular connections when primary connection issues occur.

“Citizens count on the online delivery of government services to be absolutely available and reliable,” said Brendan Walsh, Sales Director Asia Pacific, Opengear. “Network uptime is critical for maintaining the public’s trust in government agencies to provide these services without outages or issues – it’s no different than customer expectations in the private sector. We’re proud to be showcasing Opengear’s powerful solutions for ensuring the dependable and resilient network connectivity that government entities need to safeguard this important trust.”