The IOLAN SDS Device Server (also used as a Terminal Server or Console Server) is the most advanced product for serial to Ethernet applications available.
Delivering the highest performance in a 1U form factor, an IOLAN SDS offers robust security, flexibility and next generation IP (IPv6) technology, ideal for applications that require remote serial device communication, data capture or monitoring. Available in 8 and 16 port sizes, the IOLAN SDS series has the right fit for your serial application needs.
The IOLAN SDS Device Server enables administrators to securely access remote serial console ports on equipment such as PBX, servers, routers, network storage equipment and security appliances through an IP network. Sensitive data such as credit card holder information is protected through standard encryption tools such as Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Access by authorized users is assured via authentication schemes such as RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA Security’s SecurID tokens.
By using encryption technologies, an IOLAN serial device server protects sensitive and confidential data from a serial device such as a credit card reader before being sent across a corporate Intranet or public Internet. For compatibility with peer encryption devices, all of the major encryption ciphers such as AES, 3DES, RC4, RC2 and CAST128 are fully supported.
Recognized as the most secure method for communicating to
remote private networks over the Internet, the IPSec standard
provides robust authentication and encryption of IP packets
at the network layer of the OSI model. As a standard it is
ideal for multi-vendor interoperation within a network, providing
flexibility and the ability to match the right solution for
a particular application.
Backed with the experience of connecting hundreds of thousands of different devices to Ethernet over the years, using a Perle Device Server you can rest assured that virtually any device with a serial COM port will operate in conjunction with your desired application exactly as it did when you had it directly connected. If the unlikely event occurs that the Perle Device Server does not enable this out of the box, Perle will make it work.
IOLAN Device Servers utilize customer installable “Device
Plug-ins” to successfully network devices where other
solutions have failed.
Perle provides new “Device Plug-ins” for its customers every day. If you have a device that you are struggling attach to your network, contact Perle immediately. In the rare event that our out-of-box solutions do not meet your unique requirements, we will match you up with an existing Device Plug-in, or tailor one for you.
With support for Next Generation IP (IPv6) the IOLAN range provides organizations with investment protection to meet this rapidly growing standard.
Demand for IPv6, which is compatible with IPv4 addressing schemes, is driven by the need for more IP address. With the implementation and rollout of advanced cellular networks, a robust method is needed to handle the huge influx of new IP addressable devices on the Internet. In fact, the US Department of Defense has mandated that all equipment purchased be IPv6 compatible. In addition, all major Operating Systems such as Windows, Linux, Unix and Solaris, as well as routers, have built-in support for IPv6.
It is therefore important for end users and integrators to select networking equipment that incorporates the IPv6 standard. The IOLAN line with support for IPv6 already built in, is the best choice in serial to Ethernet technology.
An IOLAN SDS is capable of pseudo connections to servers via Telnet, Rlogin, UDP or TCP socket based applications to remote devices. Where a server’s application needs to access a fixed TTY or COM ports, Perle’s TruePort software supplied with each device server performs COM port redirection across IP networks to remote Perle device servers either in encrypted or clear text modes.
Centralized control and management of multiple deployments is maintained through Perle’s Device Manager software resulting in maximum uptime for your remote equipment.
Protection against electrostatic discharges and power surges is provided on all IOLAN SDS models with its robust 15Kv ESD protection circuitry enabling organizations to utilize this solution in the field with confidence.
Perle IOLAN SDS secure device servers are backed by the best service and support in the industry including Perle’s unique lifetime warranty. Since 1976 Perle has been providing its customers with networking products that have the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality.
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