Sandy, UT – February 9, 2016 – Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced strong momentum in the U.S. market coming out of a 2015 year that featured significant sales and channel growth, the introduction of innovative, award-winning new products, and a series of major customer wins.
The introduction of Opengear’s Resilience Gateway helped set the stage for the company’s 2015 success. All models in the product line include Opengear’s industry-first Smart OOB™ and Failover to Cellular™. The built-in technologies enable intelligent monitoring and automatic remediation of remote networks while ensuring companies can maximize network uptime and maintain business continuity, even during primary connection outages.
The Resilience Gateway also introduced support for multi-carrier, dual SIMs that expand carrier diversity and increase uptime by allowing businesses to access the most suitable carrier for each location and situation. As a result, top industry publication CRN named Opengear to its 2015 Tech Innovator List and awarded the Resilience Gateway top honors in its enterprise networking category. The Resilience Gateway was also featured as a Network World Product of the Week, joining Opengear’s ACM5500 Management Gateway with that distinction. In still another award win, Opengear received the 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award for the IM7200 Infrastructure Manager.
The preceding year also saw Opengear debut Zero Touch Provisioning across its entire out-of-band management portfolio. This key feature enables automated configuration provisioning for newly deployed Opengear appliances over networks with no manual user interaction needed. And, Opengear saw an active year speaking to businesses concerned with avoiding costly network downtime, including participation at M2M Evolution and IoT Evolution (as well as at the event’s Battle of the Platforms). The bottom line result of Opengear’s combined 2015 efforts was the achievement of 55% year-over-year sales growth.
Opengear saw a continued rise in partner and customer relationships as well, achieving 83% year-over-year channel/reseller growth and earning Preferred Solution Partner status within the Cisco Solution Partner Program. Major customers that Opengear began serving in 2015 included Apple, Uber, Comcast, Dropbox, Tesla and others across key verticals such as healthcare, banking, and retail. Opengear also figured into many business’ Internet of Things plans, with businesses finding the network resilience solutions well-suited to ensuring connected devices stay connected, no matter what.
“The advanced out-of-band features our products deliver truly set us apart in the industry in 2015, and we’re proud of the positive attention they’ve received – from awards to channel interest to strong sales growth,” said Todd Rychecky, VP Sales Americas, Opengear. “Our products and solutions serve the distinct and critical need for organizations to safeguard network uptime and business continuity in the face of connectivity issues. This is especially true in sectors where the costs of downtime are devastating, such as retail, finance, Internet-of-Things-dependent businesses, and more. We look forward to carrying this momentum onward into an even more successful 2016.”