Posts Tagged ‘console terminal server’

The IP Address Filter – An Important Element in Console Terminal Server Security

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A console terminal server is a vital part of any out of band management application. In addition to environmental and event monitoring and alarm functions, a console terminal server can also provide out of band access to command functions on remote network equipment, even when your main network is down. Obviously though, it’s also very important that a console terminal server includes adequate security measures in order to prevent unauthorized access to the same command functions that make it so useful.

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A Console Terminal Server with SNMP Support Capabilities Can Simplify Out of Band Management

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

A console terminal server with SNMP compatibility can provide network administrators with a number of extremely valuable tools that simplify the process of managing important network elements located at remote, off-site network equipment sites. SNMP compatibility enables administrators to use MIB objects to change configuration parameters, check unit status and add or remove user accounts, and in addition, also provides the ability to forward data collected from attached devices to the appropriate network support personnel.

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

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

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.

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Alarm and Event Logs Make a Console Terminal Server a Powerful Tool for Out of Band Management

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

When something goes wrong at a remote network equipment site, the most immediate and important task is to correct the problem in order to restore network communication. But once you’ve fixed the problem, you’re still left with an equally important task: finding out exactly why the problem occurred in the first place so you can prevent it from happening again. A console terminal server that includes monitoring, alarm and event logging capabilities provides a valuable tool for diagnosing network problems and helping network administrators to ensure that those problems don’t occur again.

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Console Terminal Servers – Take Care of Small Network Problems Before They Become Huge Problems

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The most challenging aspect of managing network equipment at remote sites, is that it’s difficult to know exactly what’s going on at those remote network sites. If the equipment rack starts to overheat, or if a critical network element is on the verge of failure, often there’s no way to know about it until a device crashes and brings the network down with it. If you don’t know about a minor equipment problems at a remote site, then how can you deploy a solution to avoid bigger problems? An intelligently designed Console Terminal Server, that includes user-configurable alarm and notification capabilities provides an ideal solution for keeping tabs on conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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Console Terminal Servers are the Heart of an Effective Out of Band Management Solution

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Not too many years ago, most networks didn’t include an out of band management solution. That meant that if a firewall crashed or a switch froze and brought the network down with it, then there was no way to use the network to access the stricken network device in order to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. In this case, the only way to fix the problem was often to travel to a remote network equipment site, access a local console port and start invoking commands until the problem was understood and remedied.

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A Console Terminal Server with FIPS 140-2 Certification

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Security is probably the most important factor that government agencies contemplate when purchasing network equipment. By their very nature, government networks often provide access to extremely sensitive data and information; and it’s no exaggeration to say that in some cases, the secrecy of this information is a matter of life and death. Before a government agency even begins to consider purchasing a critical network device such as a Console Terminal Server, one of the first things they want to know about is security.

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