Posts Tagged ‘co-location’

A Terminal Switch with a Multilevel User Directory Provides Different Capabilities to Different Users

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Sometimes, the out of band management capabilities provided by a terminal switch (http://www.wti.com/c-56-terminal-switch.aspx) are almost too useful for their own good. Often, the ability to access console port functions on remote network elements proves to be so handy, that the network administrator is faced with the challenge of providing terminal switch access to a variety of different users, while also restricting those users from devices and functions that are not related to their jobs. In cases like this, a terminal switch unit with a multilevel user directory provides a simple means for administrators to grant users with out of band access to the devices that they need, while preventing those users from accessing devices that may belong to other departments or functions.

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A Terminal Switch with a Multi-Level User Directory can Simplify User Account Management

Monday, February 28th, 2011

In most co-location applications, a terminal switch needs the capability to provide access to many different users and assign different types of privileges to each user, based on job function. The process of managing multiple users and providing a different set of access rights to each user can often be somewhat of a challenge. A multi-level user directory provides the most efficient solution to this task, by allowing administrators to create separate accounts for each user, which define which terminal switch serial ports each user will be allowed to access, which types of commands each user will be allowed to invoke, and which services and tools will be available to each user.

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