Posts Tagged ‘remote equipment rack’

Callback Security – Effective Authentication for Dial-up Out of Band Communication

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

An out of band management (http://www.wti.com/c-45-out-of-band-management.aspx) solution can provide network administrators with a convenient, reliable means to communicate with remote network devices when communication via network is not available. Although out of band communication is a vital element in many remote network equipment management applications, in most cases, out of band management solutions rely on a dial-up modem connection between the administrator and the out of band management unit.

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Why is Out of Band Management Such an Important Element of Modern Network Administration?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

These days, one of the defining forces of the network industry is the need to accomplish as much as possible with the smallest possible number of employees. Throughout the world, most large corporations are doing their best to automate processes that used to require more human attention in order to cut costs, save money and improve overall network service. This means that network administrators are looking for ways to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting tasks without relying on onsite employees. As a result, the concept of out of band management has become a key concern in minimizing the need for human presence at remote network equipment sites.

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