Tight budgets and sparse IT staffing makes managing remote mission-critical IT, network, and power devices while meeting enterprise uptime requirements a challenge for IT managers. The Secure Serial Console server simplifies out-of-band management for your network, servers and power infrastructures in data centers and remote sites.
Remote access and monitoring
Use the console server for easy and affordable out-of-band access to routers, switches, PDUs, firewalls, and other serial consoles. The console server gives you control and visibility of your network and its physical environment for reliable 24/7 uptime. It provides serial console-port connectivity and supports environmental monitoring, power management and monitoring, plus remote site storage of off-line logs.
Out-of-band management gives you a way to configure and troubleshoot your network that is independent of your data network. It enables remote setup, ongoing maintenance and disaster recovery of mission-critical IT devices, even when the network is down.
The console server features everything you need to make remote management and fault recovery easy and affordable: an intuitive status monitoring dashboard, pro-active alerting, vendor-neutral power management and simple secure access to devices. You'll be able to maximize uptime while reducing the hassle and expense of truck rolls and remote site visits.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with built-in fiber SFP ports facilitate connections to primary and secondary networks. The server detects any communications failure on the primary port and switches to the second RJ-45 connection automatically. You can remotely cycle power and reboot computers, even when their operating system is unresponsive.
Embedded WiFi and a POTS modem give you alternative connection paths. Dual power supplies provide uninterrupted availability and transparent automatic failover.
In addition to the traditional RS-232 serial console port connections, the console server supports direct USB 3.0 connections to USB console ports. use its embedded AJAX terminal for accessing the connected serial devices). The USB ports enable you to attach peripherals, such as storage and USB consoles.
Who can benefit from the Advanced Secure Console Server?
- Businesses with remote offices
- Organizations with limited IT staffing and budgets
- Colocation tenants in data centers
- Cloud and hosting providers; ISPs
- Research and lab environments
- Government, education, and healthcare organizations