Why you should consider Perle instead of Cisco
Reliable Serial Terminal Servers and Console Servers
You are probably on this page because you:
- were searching for a Cisco Terminal Server, Console Server, or Console Switch
- have used Cisco for years because they produce reliable products
- are Cisco certified and know how to install and troubleshoot Cisco equipment with ease
But, Cisco is expensive and every once in a while you wonder if there is high quality alternative that you could rely on while saving money. The answer is YES.
Perle IOLAN Console Servers have a comprehensive and secure set of features that are consistent across all products in the range. These high quality alternatives are made with reliable components that will reduce your costs by 54%, or more, per unit. Give your network administrators everything they need to perform Secure Remote Data Center Management and Out-of-Band Management of IT assets from anywhere in the world.
- 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 18, 34 or 50 Console Management Ports
- Secure management of any device with an RS232422/485 RJ45, USB 3.0, or Ethernet Console Management Port
- Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet connection for always-on redundant copper and SFP fiber network access with automatic failover when primary link goes down
- Optionally integrated 4G LTE Cellular (with failback support), WiFi or V.92 modem for multiple alternate access methods when the network is down
- Cisco has recommended Perle Console Servers to remotely manage and monitor critical Cisco equipment
- Dual AC or Dual Feed 48vDC Power for Fault-tolerant uptime
Why Choose a Perle Console Server?
Perle Console Servers are compatible with Cisco switches, routers and firewallls. Straight cabling to Cisco devices saves time and money during install. As an OOB alternative to Cisco, they are easily substituted into new or existing environments.
Secure Centralized Management
Perle's cloud-based centralized management solution puts all your network and IT infrastructure into a single application and provides secure reliable access and visibility during normal operations and critical network failures. Scalable to suit any business requirement, Cloud Centralized Management reduces human error and guarantees repeatability.
Perle IOLAN Console Servers are made from certified components with high MTBF rates that can withstand the harshest environments. An open source platform and enterprise grade security ensures you have the best value in one box. In addition, we provide the best-in-class Lifetime Warranty.
Support for all AAA security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. And, to further protect ID’s and passwords from someone ‘snooping’ on the network, SSH/SSL, IPSec VPN, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS secure management sessions are supported.
If you need a technical consultation (by phone or email) to help you choose the best Console Server for your application, Perle is easy to reach and has technical engineers you can talk to. We have sales and technical support staff around the globe to support you when you need it.
Perle has been providing reliable device connectivity solutions since 1976. That’s over 40 years of experience that businesses around the globe have come to trust to deliver superior connectivity technology for mission critical applications. If network uptime is vitally important to your success, choose quality products. Choose Perle.
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Console Server Applications
Out-of-Band Management of Cisco Routers, Switches and Firewalls
When the network is down how do you recover networking equipment? Out-of-band remote access to Cisco serial or USB console ports provide an efficient back door method for recovery.
Use Console Servers in Research and Development Labs
Console Servers transmit serial data from microcontroller test beds over Ethernet to remote servers
Console Servers for remote access and management of LDU’s
Secure, reliable access and management of LDU’s in hundreds of remote telephone exchanges results in faster and cheaper residential phone line support.
Integrate Console Servers into Warehouse Distribution Systems
Provide seamless communication between chute displays and Warehouse Control Systems.
Console Servers for Remote Access and Management of ground-station equipment across the country
Operating an Air-to-Ground (ATG) 4G LTE In-flight Broadband Network
Console Servers provide secure remote user authentication and management capabilities
Provide different levels of password authentication to PMUs via RADIUS ensuring compliance obligations are met.
Monitoring and control equipment over a shared telecommunications network
Remote access and trouble-shoot switches, remote terminal units, and SCADA servers