Posts Tagged ‘remote command access’

SSHv2 Encrytion – An Important Feature for Console Terminal Server Security

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

When choosing a console terminal server solution, it’s especially important to make certain that the console terminal server supports multiple layers of security. The reason for this is simple: since the whole purpose of the console terminal server is to provide remote access to console port command functions on remote network elements, it’s absolutely vital to prevent access by unauthorized users. Ideally, a console terminal server should include general security features such as password protection and IP filtering, authentication protocols such as LDAP, Kerberos, RADIUS and TACACS, plus SSHv2 encryption to make certain that passwords and commands are safe from interception by outsiders.

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Serial Console Server – Reliable Command Access for Mission Critical Network Devices

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Generally, when we think of a console server, we usually think of a data center application that involves IT support personnel who need access to command functions on remote network equipment. For the most part, that stereotype rings true, but there are also plenty of other, more unusual applications that rely on the secure, remote command access that a console server can provide.

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Why are Console Servers Such an Important Element in Large Corporate Data Centers?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

There are many good reasons why large corporate data centers usually rely so heavily on out of band management solutions that include a console server (http://www.wti.com/c-4-console-server.aspx.) For one thing, the very nature of a corporate data center often mandates that they’re located off-site, in a secure location, with access to the massive amounts of electrical power needed to support servers, routers, firewalls and cooling systems.

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