Opengear, a Digi International company, has launched the new NetOps Console Servers: the OM1200 and the OM2200. The new NetOps Console Servers are claimed to be the only Out-of-Band appliances in the industry to feature both an x86 processor and a secure boot process to protect against configuration and firmware tampering.
According to the company, these appliances are capable of running standard Docker containers and bringing Smart Out-of-Band and NetOps automation together in a single piece of hardware.
“These innovative NetOps console servers expand the value delivered by the Opengear solution,” said Marcio Saito, chief technology officer, Opengear “Network engineers can now deploy a single appliance at each location which will not only provide them with secure remote access, but also the presence and proximity layer to serve as base for programmability and automation of network management.”
- The units support standard Docker applications, which means users can deploy their own automation modules, and third-party or Opengear NetOps Modules, on the console server itself.
- The embedded TPM 2.0 chip adds a level of physical security to Out-of-Band provisioning that is said to be unique to Opengear appliances, keeping its content protected even in insecure remote facilities.
- A large internal flash memory (16GB/64GB in the OM1200/2200) provides enough storage to keep configuration and software files on site, where they are needed.
Both the OM1200 and the OM2200 form key elements of Opengear’s Network Resilience Platform, which is managed by the Lighthouse management software, and includes the company’s Smart OOB Console Servers (ACM7000, IM7200, and CM7100 appliances).