TSM series serial console servers, available from Interworld Electronics , provide secure remote access to RS232 console ports on servers, routers, switches, firewalls and network elements. This allows system administrators to troubleshoot network devices from anywhere. The TSM series assortment of security and authentication features ensure that access to users’ critical network elements remain secure.
The TSM series serial console servers can also monitor network equipment, constantly watching for changes. Network managers are promptly notified through SNMP trap or email when high temperature readings, full port buffers, invalid access attempts and other events are detected.
The TSM series serial console servers provide 8, 24 or 40 RJ45, RS232 serial ports that can
be individually accessed by number, name, or group. The TSM series serial console servers also allow direct connections using TCP port assignments. Each TSM serial port can be separately configured using menu driven commands to set the port password, data rates, flow control and operating parameters.
The full matrix capability of the TSM series serial console servers allows users to easily connect any two ports on the switch, even when the ports are using different communications settings. Ports can also be connected or disconnected by a third party with Administrator rights, and system managers can swap various RS232 devices between ports at a remote location.
Secure Shell (SSHv2) encryption and address-specific IP security masks prevent unauthorised access to command and configuration functions. The TSM series serial console servers also provide four different levels of security for user accounts that include Administrator, SuperUser, User and ViewOnly. The Administrator level provides complete access to all serial port connection/disconnection commands, status displays and configuration menus. The SuperUser level allows control of serial ports, but does not allow access to configuration functions. The User level allows access to only a select group of Administrator-defined serial ports.
The ViewOnly level allows users to check unit status, but does not allow control of serial ports or access to configuration menus. The TSM series serial console servers allow remote authentication with full support for Radius, Kerkeros, LDAP and TACACS capabilities. Invalid access lockout features provide additional security. Both 120/240V AC and -48V DC 8, 24 and 40 port models are available.