Innovative security upgrades to switch management software

Abaco Systems has released OpenWare V6.6, which provides an innovative networking solution with extra features and security patches on its flexible networking management software. This release is one of its promised updates to OpenWare every six months. It Displays its commitment to taking security seriously by incorporating the latest CVEs, while also offering customer-focused new features and usability enhancements.

OpenWare V6.6 features Network Address Translation support on the SWE450A, enabling the end-user to route between networks. This gives the customer the ability to deploy the switch in more complex network architectures while bypassing the requirement for extra hardware. It also provides ERPS Redundant Ring Support, which produces redundancy in a network built with multiple switches, so that if one switch fails the others can bypass the failed switch to keep the network alive. Security is a priority with several under-the-hood updates and patches implemented for known CVEs.

Customers can solve their networking challenges with increased speed and effectiveness, producing improved usability. It also enables inexperienced users to get up to speed with a configured OpenWare Switch that has been improved by increasing coverage of the features available. The solution is available for many NETernity products, including 3U VPX products like the SWE440S and the RES3000 COTS system.

Pete Thompson, vice president of product management for Abaco Systems, said: “OpenWare V6.6 once again proves that Abaco is leading the way in rugged switches by continuing to invest in improvements and optimisation of our switch management software. Providing advanced features to our customers allows development of more complex and robust networks – ensuring our customers have exactly what they need to succeed.”