Perle Systems Technical Notes
With SSL functionality, Perle enables organizations to securily connect
serial based legacy equipment across encrypted SSL/TSL sessions on private
or public networks such as internet.
Perle’s implementation of SSL goes beyond the simple encryption offered by other vendors today. The IOLAN SDS, STS and SCS series provides multiple cipher selection including AES and 3DES, key management, peer authentication as well as the ability to operate in either SSL server or client modes making it the best choice for all secure serial to Ethernet projects.
Secure Sockets Layer standardized by the IETF as TLS V1.0 ( Transport Layer Security ), is a common method used to provide secure data exchange between peers on a network such as the Internet. This technology is used today for on-line banking to financial institution web sites using SSL enabled internet browsers.
Available on the IOLAN SDS, STS and SCS series of device servers, users can have sensitive serial data, such as credit card data on serial credit card readers, passed across public or wireless networks to SSL enabled applications.
SSL sessions can be supported in the following configurations;
Perle’s TruePort Version 5 used in conjunction with remote IOLAN SDS, STS or SCS device servers can also be used to enable existing serial applications to pass encrypted serial data across the network. TruePort Version 5 with SSL is available on with the following O/S’s;
An extensive feature set is included with Perle’s implementation of SSL;