Posts Tagged ‘SSHV2’

Secure Communication with a Console Server that Supports SSHv2 Encryption

Friday, December 16th, 2011

A console server can provide network administrators with many convenient tools that simplify the task of managing network elements located at off-site data centers and remote equipment racks. When a device at a distant network equipment site suddenly crashes and takes your network down with it, a console server allows out of band access to console port command functions on the malfunctioning device, and often eliminates the need for an expensive service call to the remote network site that would otherwise be required in order to address the problem in person.

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Secure Communication with a Console Server that Supports SSHv2 Encryption

Monday, November 7th, 2011

A console server can provide network administrators with many convenient tools that simplify the task of managing network elements located at off-site data centers and remote equipment racks. When a device at a distant network equipment site suddenly crashes and takes your network down with it, a console server allows out of band access to console port command functions on the malfunctioning device, and often eliminates the need for an expensive service call to the remote network site that would otherwise be required in order to address the problem in person.

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Security and Authentication Considerations for Network Power Switch Products

Friday, November 4th, 2011

A network power switch can provide network administrators and tech support personnel with an incredibly convenient tool for controlling power and reboot functions at off-site data centers and remote network equipment cabinets. In many cases, the remote reboot and power control functions provided by a network power switch can allow you to deal with power related problems with remote network elements without the expense and lost time of traveling to the network equipment site in person.

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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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Why Does a Console Server Need SSHV2 Encryption Capability?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Most network administrators know that the main reason for adding a console server to your network equipment rack, is to provide remote access to command functions on servers, routers, switches and other network devices. Remote access capabilities provide administrators with the ability to manage and maintain network equipment without the requirement to travel to the installation site in order to access these functions directly. But as handy as remote access is, it also presents a bit of a conundrum: a console server needs to allow authorized personnel to access command functions, while also ensuring that unauthorized personnel are kept out.

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