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Lighthouse 5 Centralised Management platform for smart out-of-band devices recognised for streamlining automated access to critical infrastructure at UK’s SVC awards

Slough, UK –November 29th, 2018 – Opengear ( a leading provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, today announced it has won the prestigious ‘Automation Company of The Year’ award at the SVC Awards for Opengear Lighthouse 5, its smart out-of-band infrastructure management solution for console servers.

Now in its 8th year, the SVC Awards recognise the leading companies and teams operating in the cloud, storage and digitalisation sectors. The awards are earned through votes from the general readership of the Angel stable of print and online publications through public voting during October and November. Opengear collected the award at a gala evening event at The Millennium Gloucester Hotel London on 22nd November 2018.

Lighthouse 5 offers a central network hub and management portal for Opengear Smart out-of-band devices to provide an unparalleled level of resilient access and visibility even during critical failures. Offered as a virtualised software appliance, Lighthouse 5 supports all SSH clients – PuTTY, SecureCRT and OpenSSH with built-in HTML5 Web Terminal with full copy and paste functionality.

“Automation is a critical requirement for helping organisations protect vital infrastructure and we are delighted to win such a prestigious award, particularly given that it has been voted for by end-users”, said Alan Stewart-Brown, VP Sales EMEA for Opengear. “Lighthouse 5 delivers tangible benefits that work with both our own technologies and also key industry platforms to centralise management of those devices across multiple data centres and remote locations.”

About SVC Awards

The SVC Awards reward the products, projects and services as well as honour companies and teams operating in the cloud, storage and digitalisation sectors. The SVC Awards recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike and in the case of the end-user categories there will also be an award made to the supplier supporting the winning organisation. For more information, please visit