Posts Tagged ‘audit trail’

Three Popular Console Server Features that Most Users Need

Friday, December 10th, 2010

When IT support professionals shop for a console server, there are literally dozens of different features and options that they are generally looking for. Some are interested in security and authentication features, others are interested in the number of available ports, others are interested in port configuration options and others are interested in power compatibility. But out of all of these important considerations, there are three features that are the most universally requested by network administrators who need to set up an out of band management solution.

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What does Your Console Server do to Ensure Internal Network Security?

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

In many data center applications, a single console server might be shared by many different personnel and departments. For example, your lower level IT support staff might need access to command functions on routers and switches, while your engineers might need access to command functions on a file server. One challenge that constantly arises in multi-user environments of this type, is the task of allowing users to access certain devices, while preventing them from accessing other devices that might belong to a different department. Likewise, you might want to allow some users to invoke status display commands, while preventing them from changing console server configuration.

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