Many enterprise data centers are looking for network enclosures equipped with meticulous security features. So having remote management capability with security and authentication features on such network enclosures would be like icing on the cake.
Catering to such needs, WTI, a provider of console server and remote power management solutions, has unveiled a compact remote management solution. The RSM-2R4 Console + Power Combo solution delivers security, accessibility and control of critical network equipment or any device with a console or maintenance port via secure Ethernet connection.
Dustin Morrison, marketing manager of WTI, said in a statement, "The RSM-2R4 Console + Power Combo units are new additions to our existing Console + Power Management offering, providing the perfect mix of features to reduce downtime and ensure user availability in secure, remote applications where space is limited."
Integrating two powerful troubleshooting tools, remote console access and power reboot control, along with the latest security and authentication features in a compact device, the new RSM-2R4 features two serial console ports, four switched AC outlets, IP & SNMP control, ping response monitoring, port access and user activity logging. It features Secure Shell (SSHv2) encryption and address-specific IP security masks, which help in preventing unauthorized access to command and configuration functions.
With help of the new RSM-2R4 Console + Power Combo units, administrators will be able to quickly establish a secure Ethernet connection to access console port command functions, control power switching or initiate reboot cycles at the remote site, whenever problems arise at remote sites, such as remote branch offices, kiosks, ATMs or roadside enclosures.
The company said that the WMU Enterprise Management Software, available with the product, provides a centralized command interface that helps administrators to easily manage, label and control multiple WTI console + power hybrid units in large network applications. This reduces the time required to access console port command functions and initiate power reboot functions on connected devices.
Moreover, NOC (News - Alert) personnel can communicate with connected devices to invoke troubleshooting commands or change configuration parameters, or simply reboot unresponsive equipment in order to restore vital services, in a fraction of the time, once a secure connection to the RSM-2R4 is established.
The key functionality of RSM-2R4 is to complement existing security measures by helping to maximize uptime at remote sites and ensuring that communication with remote devices is safe from unauthorized access.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson