Perle launches IOLAN SCR1618 Console Server with firewall

Perle Systems, a manufacturer of device networking hardware, announced the launch of the IOLAN SCR1618 Console Server with integrated firewall.
IOLAN SCR1618 Console Server
IOLAN SCR1618 is a secure Out-of-Band Management Console Server with integrated firewall, two-factor authentication (2FA), Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), advanced failover to multiple networks, and full routing capabilities with support for RIP, OSPF, and BGP protocols.

This 32-port Console Server supports RS232 and Ethernet Console Management ports and comes with two SFP Slots supporting 1G fiber, 2.5G fiber, or 10/100/1000Mbps copper network connections, says Perle Systems.

“The IOLAN SCR1618 was designed with remote access monitoring and provisioning at its core. When deployed top-of-rack, or at a remote location, network engineers will have secure remote access to all equipment, as well as, automated provisioning of configuration and firmware files,” John Feeney, COO at Perle Systems, said.

The IOLAN SCR1618 Console Server connects to the RS232 or Ethernet RJ45 console management port on equipment such as Cisco, Juniper, HP, routers, switches, firewalls, servers, PBXs, network storage equipment, and security appliances.

Automatic failover to multiple networks ensures the data center is always running while simultaneously giving administrators access to critical devices to monitor, manage, troubleshoot, or re-boot as needed, Perle Systems said.

A built-in firewall and 2-factor authentication ensure access to equipment and data are limited to authorized users. Remote authentication management, using RADIUS, TACACS+, or LDAP, enables integration with enterprise-grade systems to control access to devices in the field.

Network administrators have the ability to access all console ports via a single portal view. Perle’s cloud-based centralized management solution puts the network and IT infrastructure into a single application and provides secure access and visibility during normal operations and critical network failures.

All Perle IOLAN Console Servers only use high-end components to ensure product reliability. Perle backs this up with a Lifetime Warranty to guarantee user satisfaction.