When you consider the powerful network management capabilities provided by a console manager, it quickly becomes clear that security and authentication are both vital elements for any truly effective console manager application. In order to protect remote access to console port command functions, an effective console manager must provide adequate security and authentication measures to ensure that only valid users are able to access the console manager, and also support a variety of different remote authentication protocols in order to ensure compatibility with the needs of different types of authorized users.
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When an important network element located at an off-site data center or remote equipment rack suddenly locks up and refuses to communicate, the last thing you want to do is send a tech team off on a service call, merely to reboot the uncooperative network device or change a few communication parameters. A service call might seem like the obvious solution, but service calls are expensive, and the entire time that you’re waiting for the service team to reach the remote network equipment site, that important network device still refuses to communicate.