Out-of-Band Networking

Improving Efficiency, Reducing Costs, Increasing Network Up Time

Out-of-Band Networking solutions provide secure remote service port access, remote power management and environmental monitoring to devices in an organization’s networks and infrastructures.  An Out-of-Band Networking (OOBN) solution nearly eliminates the need for physical presence at a device to correct problems or manage its everyday operation. This mode of unmanned operation is also commonly referred to as Remote Management or Lights Out Management.

Applications and Benefits

The value of Out-of-Band Networking solution can benefit organizations of any size and type.  Improvements in efficiency for small businesses, large enterprises, service providers and carriers can all be realized by implementing an Out-of-Band solution.  Any infrastructure comprised of numerous types and classes of equipment including switches, routers, storage devices, and telephony equipment can be managed more effectively with an Out-of-Band Networking solution.

  • Practically eliminate the need for personnel to be physically present at remote equipment site
    • Manage devices from a central location
    • Remotely troubleshoot problems and reboot “locked up” devices
    • Provide secure management access via internet or dial up connectivity
  • Improve Service Levels
    • Reduces need for redundant equipment by minimizing downtime from hours to minutes
    • Easy, efficient remote equipment access utilizes scarce technical resources more effective
    • Ensure Service Level Agreements are met
  • Increase Security, Lower Risk
    • Verify user access leveraging existing security infrastructure
    • Multi User Access Levels supporting staff and outsourced resources
    • Capture logs as a record of system activity to meet directives such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and similar directives

Console Servers

MRX Console Terminal Servers

Console / Terminal Servers

The LX Series Console Servers support 4, 8, 16, 32 or 48 RS232 serial ports with an optional v.92 modem, dual Ethernet, and multiple AC/DC power options. Rich security and management features are supported, in addition to distributed clustering, sophisticated automation capabilities, very strong encryption, and U.S. government FIPS 140-2 security certification.