Posts Tagged ‘dial back’

Why is Out of Band Management So Important to IT Personnel?

Friday, September 24th, 2010

These days, whenever the subject of remote network administration comes up, you’ll often hear the phrase “out of band” used. Most people have a vague idea that “out of band” refers to an alternative means to establish a remote connection with a piece of network equipment, outside of normal network communication. But just what exactly does the term “out of band” mean?

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How Do You Communicate with a Network Element When the Network is Down?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Given enough time, just about any computer network will eventually crash; that’s just the nature of networks. Ideally, your network shouldn’t crash on a regular basis, but when it does go down, how do you communicate with remote network elements in order to get the network up and running again? In cases like this, obviously, you can’t communicate with a problematic, router, server or switch via a normal network connection … but that still doesn’t mean that communication with a remote network device is impossible.

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Does Your Console Server Provide Adequate Out-of-Band Security?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

These days, it’s pretty hard to find a modern console server that doesn’t include several different levels of security and authentication for web access. But what if you need to contact your console server when the network is down? Does your console server provide adequate security for out-of-band, dial-up access too?

Like most console server products on the market today, WTI console servers include a robust assortment of security and authentication features, but WTI console servers also go a step further by including password protected, dial-back security for out of band access. This means that even when network communication is not available, you can still dial into a WTI console server without compromising security.

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Why Do Console Switches Offer Multiple Different Types of Security and Authentication?

Monday, August 9th, 2010

When one looks at the incredible variety of different applications for network based technology, it’s not surprising that there are also an incredible variety of differing security needs for network equipment. And since a console switch is designed to provide secure, remote access to a variety of different types of network equipment, it follows that a console server should also be compatible with a variety of different types of security measures.

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