A Replacement Console Server Solution for the Cisco 2509

Ever since the Cisco 2509 router/hub was discontinued in 2004, many network engineers have had an increasingly difficult time finding a suitable remote console access solution. Although determined 2509 seekers can occasionally dig up a used 2509 here and there, it’s practically impossible to find enough 2509 units to fit the needs of constantly expanding remote network management applications. If you’ve been hunting for Cisco 2509 units without success, take heart; WTI’s TSM-DPE series console servers can provide the perfect drop-in replacement.


The TSM-DPE provides quick, reliable access to console port command functions on remote network devices, plus provides additional state-of-the-art monitoring, alarm, security and authentication features to help simplify and improve the task of managing remote network equipment and tracking conditions and events at remote equipment racks. The TSM-DPE also includes dual power inlets to provide power redundancy and fallback capabilities and dual Ethernet ports to simplify out-of-band access.

In order to ensure that console port access is secure, the TSM-DPE includes an embedded, validated VIPS 140-2 cryptographic module, plus SSHv2 encryption. In addition the TSM-DPE also supports both HTTPS and SSL Secure Web, a user-configurable password directory, plus authentication protocols such as LDAP, Kerberos, RADIUS and TACACS+.

If you’re trying to figure out how to solve your console access needs without massive hunt for rare Cisco 2509 routers, check out WTI’s TSM-DPE console access server. The TSM-DPE provides all of the remote console access capabilities that were found on the 2509, plus additional security, authentication, monitoring and alarm functions that will help simplify the task of managing your remote network equipment.

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