Managing the IT infrastructure is a constant challenge for large financial institutions. From complex head office applications to office automation servers in remote branches, support staff are always kept busy. Many companies now wish to streamline their support operations by introducing centralised remote management tools to cut costs and improve efficiency.
The key to effective management is having the right connectivity across the whole infrastructure. Central or remote devices must be readily accessible for diagnostics, configuration, or user setups. Although specialist management software provides in-band remote monitoring across the network, some tasks may require physical access to a serial port.
Perle technology enables financial institutions to connect, manage, share, and configure remote equipment through Serial Cards, terminal servers, and, for the largest networks, Perle console servers. Offering the choice of point-to-point serial connections via dial-up or full serial to IP network connectivity, there's a solution for all circumstances from the corporate HQ to distant offices.
Perle Serial Cards help add essential connectivity between PCs/servers and peripheral devices such as printers. Perle terminal servers offer stand-alone connectivity for serial devices to Ethernet LANs while sophisticated console servers enable the secure administration of remote devices from any location. It all adds up to an anywhere, anytime management solution for pro-active yet cost-effective support across the entire IT infrastructure.
Challenge: To extend the availability of a critical report, a major bank needed to connect 150 application specific serial printers to the LAN and move the application to a back office server.
Solution: Network each serial printer via an IOLAN DS1 device server serving as a serial print server.
Benefit: The bank avoided the expense and downtime associated with modifying the host application or replacing the 150 serial printers.
Challenge: Networking all user terminals and remote printers in a technology and efficiency upgrade
Solution: Perle IOLAN+ Terminal Servers were sited at various points through the building to provided the necessary serial to Ethernet connectivity.
Benefit: Job and file sharing capabilities resulted in real time cost savings
Challenge: Provide secure remote access to multiple distributed Ethernet switches and ensure all network data transmissions are secure.
Solution: Access and transmit data from each Ethernet switch via a Perle Console Server.
Benefit: Secure data transmission and network access is assured.