Perle Console Server CS9000 - Network management Product Details
The Perle CS9000 Console Server offers network managers a reliable and cost-effective solution to remotely manage and trouble- shoot distributed server farms/racks and network appliances (routers, RAS etc). By connecting the console management ports on these network devices to the serial ports on the Perle CS9000 Console Server they can be managed in band or out of band via a corporate LAN/WAN or dial-in connection.Since an administrator can connect anytime from anywhere, they save significant amounts of time and reduce overall costs by keeping system disruption to a minimum. With the provision of port buffers, data generated by attached devices while unattended can also be viewed anytime from anywhere to aid in problem diagnosis. The Perle CS9000 provides a comprehensive suite of security features that allow organizations to implement robust security planning and prevent unauthorized access. The CS9000 comes configurable for SSHv1 or SSHv2 for data encryption. Other security features include packet filtering, support for RADIUS authentication and the ability to disable unwanted daemons such as Telnet and http.By installing optional software, Perle WinAttach on to a Microsoft NT or Windows 2000 server the CS9000 can be used as a backup management device in Microsoft environments. This means one method can be used to access Unix, Microsoft and other network devices simplifying an administrator's burden. A wide array of software tools allow the Perle CS9000 to be configured, managed and flash upgraded either locally or remotely over the network or via the Internet. Command line and menu interfaces are also included. In addition, industry standard control and management facilities are supported - SNMP, BOOTP, DHCP and DNS.