Nodegrid Bold SR

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Nodegrid Bold SR
Out of Band Management, Software-Defined Networking and Virtualized Network Functions all in a Bold little box.

Nodegrid Bold SR is an open platform appliance designed for secure access and control over remote and IoT devices at the EDGE of your network. Bold SR supports Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking with a focus on SD-WAN.

NodeGrid Bold SR

Bold SR Delivers

  • Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization and Docker capabilities
  • 2x 4G/LTE with Dual SIM Slots for Redundant Network Failover (optional 4G/LTE USB modem support)
  • Out-of-Band Access Normalization, Control and Monitoring for EDGE devices
  • Routing and Switching Capabilities, VPN, IPSEC, and Firewall built-in.
  • Horizontal & Vertical Scaling and Auto-discovery Configuration
  • Policy-based Authentication, Authorization and Auditing
  • Automatic Event Tracking and Actionable Data
  • Multi-port Hardware and Multi-vendor devices
  • Wi-Fi ready (via internal card or external USB) for hotspot or client
  • 4 x Gb Ethernet ports with:
    • Multiple Routing Table capability
    • Interface Bonding for Failover / Throughput
    • Bridge Mode for Cascading Network Devices

Accelerate Infrastructure Deployment

  • Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • Quick deployment with ZTP, automation, OpenFlow, RESTful API
  • Open x86 Environment

Secure Network

  • Robust enterprise-grade security keeps your network safe
  • Encrypted data transit with SSL and IPSec technologies
  • Consistent services and policies with centralized management


  • Run multiple functions concurrently on a single device
  • Reduce operational costs by keeping configuration current via ZTP automation
  • Reduce downtime with alerting, automation and cellular failover

Perfect for Retail and Remote Offices

With Retail and Remote office locations needing connectivity, Nodegrid Bold SR serves as a perfect solution to keeping those locations functioning properly. With Nodegrid, accessing devices at the EDGE of the network is not only easy, but also safe and secure. With the ability to add Wi-Fi connectivity and 4G LTE failover, locations without IT personnel on staff are just a simple session away from resolution.


  • Retail & Remote Offices
  • Finance, Healthcare, Biotech
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet, Social, Search
  • Large Campuses, Multi-Department Locations

Nodegrid Bold SR - Retail & Remote Offices

Extends Security to the EDGE

Nodegrid Bold SR operates on the EDGE of the network while keeping things safe and secure. With SSL VPN, IPsec, Firewall and TLS 1.2 capabilities built in, you can rest assured knowing that your EDGE network vulnerabilities associated with other OOB solutions are made secure with Nodegrid Bold SR.

Nodegrid Bold - Enterprise Grade Security

Nodegrid Bold SR - EDGE Network Security

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Nodegrid Bold SR is fast, secure, versatile and reliable. Bold in features and capabilities, Nodegrid Bold SR supports a variety of connection methods: serial, console, network, USB, Wi-Fi, Cellular Modem. You get In-Band and Out-of-Band power control, sensors and IT device health monitoring, alert notifications, actionable data, network backup, and more!

ZPE Systems’ Nodegrid Bold SR provides smart, consolidated out-of-band access and control of your edge IT equipment. In case your store’s router goes down, Bold automatically senses the network failure and activates your choice of cellular modem, over a cellular carrier and mobile plan of your choice. ZPE does not lock you into one or two predetermined cellular providers.

Nodegrid Bold SR simultaneously provision a seamless SSL VPN experience with your choice of static, dynamic or private IP address – so you don’t have to wonder what your store’s new IP address is during a severe IT breakdown event. ZPE’s Instant SSL VPN creates a tunnel back to corporate with the same exact IP address as before so your customers and employees are no worse for wear.

In fact, Bold SR offers more than just SSL client & server VPN capability to retail and remote office customers. Want to consolidate IT hardware in each store? Add backup capability? Add more IP addresses, Wi-Fi and networking capacity?


  • Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization and Docker capabilities
  • Minimizes MTTR, downtime and expenses with secure, centralized remote device access & control
  • Increases site reliability with open industry standard hardware, and easy-to-use software
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) for fast and easy setup in remote locations
  • Integrates with ZPE Systems Nodegrid Manager vendor-neutral, unified management solution
  • Direct Linux shell, HTML5 cross-device web access and command line interface
  • Modern 64-bit Linux Kernel for fast security patching and widespread software availability
  • Docker-optimized for quick, flexible script and application integration
  • Extended Automation based on actionable real-time data
  • Failover to 4G/LTE modem
  • Gateway and multi-routing table capability
  • SSL VPN and IPsec
  • DHCP server – extra IPs for your remote site or replace your current router altogether
  • Firewall – built in and turns on with a checkbox
  • Secure – selectable encrypted cryptographic protocols and cypher suite levels, configuration checksum™
  • Power control and monitoring – get alerts on suboptimal IT device health before malfunctions occur and solve problems automatically
  • Orchestration – Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Restful
  • Wi-Fi hotspot ready

Technical Specifications

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Hardware Specifications
CPU Intel x86_64 Multi-Core
Memory & Storage
Interfaces 8 RJ45 Serial ports
1 RS-232 serial console port on RJ45
1 Gigabit (10/100/1000BT) Ethernet interfaces on RJ45
4 Gigabit (10/100/1000BT) Ethernet interfaces on RJ45 with Built-in Switch
2 USB 3.0 Host on Type A
2 USB 2.0 Hosts on Type A
1 Wi-Fi – optional
2 Cellular Slots with Dual SIM – Optional
1 VGA port
Software Specifications
Port Access Direct access by port name, TCP port, device name and IPv4/IPv6
High performance port login: <1 sec on SSH, <3 sec on Telnet
1,000+ simultaneous sessions
Port sharing
Command line interface (CLI)
Port custom field support, port icon configuration, port search
Device clustering across multiple Nodegrid units
DeviceURL™ bookmarks, FireTrail™ secure tunnels
Break-over SSH support
System Management Extensible automated control based on actionable real-time data
Web GUI management portal, command line interface (CLI), Linux root shell
Zero Touch Provisioning for configuration and firmware updates
Multiple and customizable user levels of access
Auto-discovery via network scan
NTP support, global time zone support
Orchestration Integration: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Restful and Nodegrid Manager
Access Protocols HTTPS, SSHv1 and SSHv2, optional HTTP and Telnet
Device View Options Tree, Table, Geo Map, Node and WEB with NodeIQ™ natural language search
Security X.509 SSH certificate support, 4096-bit encryption keys
Selectable cryptographic protocols for SSH and HTTPS (TLSv1.2, TLSv1.1, TLSv1)
Selectable cypher suite levels: high, medium, low, custom
SSL VPN – Client and Server
IPsec with support for multi sites
Local, AD/LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Kerberos authentication
Local, backup-user authentication support
User-access lists per port
Group/role-based authorization: AD/LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+
Fine grain and role based access control
Firewall – IP packet and security filtering, IP forwarding support
MD5 / SHA System Configuration Checksum™
System event syslog
Custom security settings
Strong password enforcement
Operating System Built-in 64-bit Linux kernel 4.x and Yocto-based CustomKit™ SDK
Infrastructure Specifications
Power 12 VDC via external 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz adapter
Power consumption 25 W typical
Physical Front-Rear mounting brackets
Size (L x W x H): 142 x 201 x 44 mm (5.5 x 7.9 x 1.73 in)
Weight: 1.2 kg (2.6 lb)
Shipping weight: 2.3 kg (5.0 lb)
Shipping (L x W x H): 313 x 313 x 140 mm (12.3 x 12.3 x 5.5 in)
Environmental Operation: 0 to 50° C (32 to 122° F), 20-90% RH, non-cond.
Storage: -20 to 67° C (-4 to 153° F), 10-90% RH, non-cond.

Ordering Information

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Bold Model Description
BSR-T8-BASE Nodegrid Bold SR Base Model – 8 RJ45 Serial, 4 USB, 4 + 1 ETH, 1 Console, 1 VGA, power adapter 8 RJ45 Serial rolled, 4+1 Ethernet,X86_64, multi-cores, 4GB DDR3, 32GB MSATA
BSR-PSU 12VDC external 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz power adapter
Accessory Description
M2-CELL M.2 Cellular 4G/LTE with Dual SIM

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