Posts Tagged ‘password protection’

IP Address Filtering – A Versatile Security Feature for Console Servers

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

When used properly, a console server can provide network administrators with a broad array of powerful tools that can be used to manage remote network elements, monitor conditions and events at remote network equipment sites and access console port command functions on remote network equipment. As is often the case though, these powerful tools also have a harmful potential if they are available for access by the wrong people. With this in mind, it’s easy to see how important security and authentication measures are to any console server product, and that in many cases, the more layers of security that are available to protect the console server, the better.

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The Invalid Access Alarm – An Additional Layer of Console Server Security

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Given the important role that a console server (http://www.wti.com/c-4-console-server.aspx) plays in out of band management, and the powerful command functions that can be accessed using a console server, it’s fairly obvious that security is an extremely important consideration for any console server application. Since a console server provides remote access to console port command functions on important network elements, it’s absolutely vital that the console server includes adequate security and authentication measures to protect sensitive command functions from unauthorized access.

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A Multi-Layered Approach to Console Terminal Server Security

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

When deploying a console terminal server (http://www.wti.com/c-50-console-terminal-servers.aspx) in an out of band management application, one of the most important considerations is adequate security. Ideally, console terminal servers should be protected by multiple layers of security and authentication features, and generally speaking, the more layers the better. In addition to more common security features such as password protection and authentication protocols such as LDAP or RADIUS, some console terminal servers include an IP address filter, which enables the console terminal server to accept or reject potential users based on their IP address.

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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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Password Protect Applications with AppAdmin

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I haven’t tested this one myself, but it sounds like an easy way to limit kids’ access to certain computer functions.

If you are living with children, you know that it is important to limit their access to the computer. Best options are to create user accounts for each family member, monitor activities and limit access to specific programs and settings.

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