Government agencies have networks that span counties, states and even nations. It’s vital that IT departments in these government agencies have a secure, reliable means of managing critical infrastructure. These networks enable large scale employee bodies to access proprietary systems that allow distributed agencies to run seamlessly. Opengear solutions help make these systems more resilient by providing Smart out-of-band capabilities that are paired with cellular connectivity for redundant backup and access that preserve valuable bandwidth of the primary network.
Access and manage your agency’s mission critical systems and devices remotely and securely through wired or wireless connections.
Opengear helps government agencies address IT challenges with highly secure and efficient remote infrastructure management solutions that maximize business continuity and reduce costs.
With SmartOOB™, government agencies can access and manage mission critical systems, devices and equipment remotely and securely — even if the network is down. Out-of-band access enables technical staff to provision, maintain and repair infrastructure from anywhere at any time. Agencies can also remotely monitor and control servers, network connectivity, power devices and physical environment (such as temperature, humidity, motion and door access) and then automatically detect and repair issues.
Opengear serves as a single solution for monitoring IT, networking, security and power devices from a multitude of vendors – making it ideal for integration into existing deployments. This consolidated access to critical infrastructure can be scattered across tens, hundreds or thousands of data center racks or remote sites.
Audit and compliance reporting is enabled by logging all accesses and changes to the console server and managed devices.
Assuring Secure Service Availability
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) series of security requirements for cryptographic modules. FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 are both technical standards and worldwide de-facto standards for the implementation of cryptographic modules.
Opengear Advanced Console Servers All Validated To FIPS 140-2
Opengear partnered with OSSI and the OpenSSL project to sponsor an extension of the existing OpenSSL FIPS Object Module v1.2 validation to enable it to meet the FIPS 140-2 standards for ARM processors that so many companies have been able to leverage. Opengear has a long tradition of working with organizations and people in the open source community to help spread the use of open standards and OSS. This FIPS validated OpenSSL development is one example.
The IM7200, IM4200, ACM5500 and ACM5000 families all use an embedded FIPS 140-2 OpenSSL cryptographic module that has been validated to meet the FIPS 140-2 standards and has received Certificate #1051. When using SSH, HTTPS or SDT Connector to connect to any service on the console servers when they are running in FIPS mode, they will be utilizing the embedded FIPS compliant module.