April 23, 2013

Lockheed Martin replace discontinued Cisco Access Servers with Perle Console Servers

Cisco 2509 Access Servers replaced with Perle Console Servers.

NASHVILLE, TN—April 23th, 2013 — Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions, reveals that Lockheed Martin chose Perle IOLAN Console Servers to replace discontinued Cisco 2509 Access Servers.

IOLAN Console Server

John Rumbles, Engineer at Lockheed Martin was faced with replacing numerous discontinued Cisco 2509 Access Servers across the UK. A straightforward option was to replace the 2509’s with newer Cisco 2610 Access Servers, but due partially to budget restraints he decided to research what else was available in the market. As long as the replacement product could be dropped into the existing application, without replacing any cabling, he was open to alternative solutions at a more competitive price.

After extensive testing, the Perle IOLAN SCS C Console Servers were chosen by Lockheed Martin as a replacement for the discontinued Cisco 2509’s. John realised that the Perle Console Servers did everything he needed them to do at a fraction of the cost of the Cisco 2610 Access Servers. Perle Console Servers proved to be a high quality, reliable and secure alternative.

“We have helped thousands of companies who were previously unaware that there are alternatives to Cisco for in-band and out-of-band management of networking equipment with serial console ports,” comments John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems. “A Cisco for Cisco replacement is not always the most effective solution.”

To learn more, read the full Lockheed Martin choose Perle Console Servers to replace discontinued Cisco 2509 Access Servers Case Study.

About Lockheed Martin:

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

About Perle Systems www.perle.com

Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards.  Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.

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