Opengear ACM7000 Resilience Gateway Alternative Options

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The Opengear ACM7000 Resilience Gateway provides gateway routing and out-of-band (OOB) management for small IT deployments in branch and edge locations. As the name implies, the ACM7000 improves network resilience by helping organizations maintain network uptime and deliver core business services without interruption. However, as a second-generation, or Gen 2, device, the ACM7000 lacks certain features that prevent it from being a complete resilience solution. This blog provides more information about the Opengear ACM7000 Resilience Gateway and its limitations before discussing alternative options from ZPE Systems that cover these gaps for greater resilience and control. Executive summary: The Opengear ACM7000 Resilience Gateway offers branch gateway routing and out-of-band management access, along with some automation capabilities for individual tasks and workflows. As a Gen 2 solution, the ACM7000 has limited third-party integrations, so your automation capabilities are restricted to built-in playbooks and add-on NetOps modules, with Zero Touch Provisioning locked behind a Lighthouse account upgrade.  The ACM7000 also can’t run third-party software for additional edge networking and resilience solutions like AI/machine learning, next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).  The Nodegrid Services Router

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