Posts Tagged ‘IP Security’

WTI Console Servers – IP Address Filtering to Keep Unauthorized Users Out

Friday, December 24th, 2010

IP Address Filtering (or “IP Security”) allows WTI Console Server products to restrict unauthorized IP addresses and domain names from establishing inbound Telnet, web or SSH connections to the console server unit. This essentially enables network administrators to grant access to only a specific IP address or group of IP addresses, or block a group of IP addresses or an individual IP address completely.


Secure Console Port Access via Out of Band AND Dial-Up

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Sometimes, it’s nice to have as many alternatives as possible; especially when you’re talking about a console server. When your network is down, a console server with an out of band management solution often provides the only way to access command functions on remote network devices, without a long, expensive trip to a remote network facility. With that in mind, it’s good to know that WTI console server products provide two different means for accessing command functions on remote network devices: via out of band network, or via dial-up modem.


Need a Serial Switch with IP Address Filtering?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Typically, a serial switch is used to provide remote access to command functions on network equipment such as servers, routers and firewalls. Remote access is an important capability for any network administrator, in that it allows problems at far-away installation sites to be addressed and solved without physically traveling to the site. Many modern network applications would be economically unfeasible without a serial switch and the ability to access command functions on remote devices that a serial switch provides.

Yet even so, as important as a serial switch is, it would be practically useless without proper security measures in place to protect sensitive command functions from unauthorized users.