Console Terminal Servers Can Inform Network Administrators When Excessive Failed Access Attempts are Detected

WTI Console Terminal Server products can do more than merely provide out of band access to remote network elements; they can also let you know when an unauthorized user might be trying to hack their way through password protection. WTI Console Terminal Servers include an invalid access alarm feature that can monitor failed attempts to access command mode, and then promptly notify network administrators when excessive invalid access attempts are detected.

When enabled, the invalid access alarm will monitor all attempts to access its command mode. When the number of failed attempts reaches a user-defined threshold, the Console Terminal Server can immediately notify the appropriate personnel via SNMP Trap, text message, email or SYSLOG message to let them know that an unauthorized user may be attempting to defeat password security. The invalid access alarm includes many convenient configuration options that allow administrators to set the number of failed attempts that will trigger an alarm, specify personnel who will receive alarm notification and define the amount of time that will be allowed to elapse before the unit re-sends alarm notification after a failed attempt.

In addition to notifying network administrators when excessive failed password attempts are detected, WTI Console Terminal Server products also include a feature that can be used to lock the network port in order to discourage future invalid access attempts. The “invalid access lockout” feature also includes configuration options that allow administrators to determine how long the lockout period will last as well as other convenient options that allow the unit to send an “all clear” message when the lockout period has been lifted.

WTI Console Access Server products help network administrators to ensure the health of remote network sites and protect the security of critical network devices by promptly informing administrators when suspicious events such as when an unusually high number of failed password attempts are detected. This allows rapid response to potential security threats and provides administrators with the peace of mind of knowing that the console access server is always on the lookout, constantly watching for events that might need further attention.

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