A Terminal Server , also known as Serial Server, connects devices with a USB, RS232, RS422, or RS485 serial interface to a local area network for transmission of serial data over Ethernet to network server applications. Additionally, Terminal Servers are commonly used for out-of-band management of routers, switches, and firewalls as an efficient way to recover equipment when the network is down. These hardware appliances have a physical wired Ethernet network connection on one side, and one or more serial ports on the other side. While some Serial Terminal Servers can be very simple devices, it is best practice to use a Terminal Server with advanced security functionality, data encryption, and user authentication to ensure network data transmissions, and access to network equipment, is protected.
A Perle IOLAN Terminal Server is perfect for Engineers and Project Managers that require a high performance, IPv6 compatible, Serial to Ethernet solution. They have all of the advanced security functionality needed to perform secure remote data center management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere in the world. In addition, with innovative TrueSerial® Technology, Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers are the only products to guarantee authentic serial communications and maintain device protocol integrity across Ethernet. This makes them ideal for networking async devices such as POS terminals, PBX's, card readers, and a wide variety of industrial equipment to TCP/IP Ethernet.
Perle Secure Terminal Servers support 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.
Perle Terminal Servers are compatible with Cisco switches, routers, and firewallls. Straight cabling to Cisco devices saves time and money during install.
Perle Terminal 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.
Perle's built-in Clustering Software centralizes all your network and IT infrastructure into a single application and provides secure reliable access and visibility during normal operations and critical network failures.
If you need a technical consultation (by phone or email) to help you choose the best Terminal 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.
IOLAN+ Terminal Server - 16 Port