Press Release Summary:
PortServer CM(TM) console management system enables system administrators to monitor and control IT equipment such as Unix and Linux servers, routers, network switches, and telephone switches through serial ports. Using Secure Shell (SSH v2) security interface, it protects against unauthorized data monitoring (sniffing) and provides access to approved users on per port basis. Detailed Console History Log can be used as diagnostic tool.
Original Press Release:
Digi International Launches Secure Console Management Product Line
32-Port PortServer CM(TM) Fits in 1U Rack Space, features SSH v2 Encryption
(Minnetonka, Minn., February 12, 2002) - Digi International®, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGII), the leader in Connectware, today introduced the new PortServer CM(TM), a product line focused on the demanding requirements of data center managers.
The PortServer CM enables system administrators to monitor and control IT equipment such as Unix and Linux servers, routers, network switches, intelligent power supplies and telephone switches, through industry standard serial console ports. Administrators can securely monitor and control any mix of connected devices from anywhere on the corporate network, including standard TCP/IP connections over Ethernet LANs or dial-up modem connections.
The PortServer CM provides the highest level of security available for serial console connections. Using Secure Shell (SSH v2), a robust, standards-based security interface, PortServer CM protects against unauthorized data monitoring (also known as "sniffing") and provides access to approved users on a per port basis. PortServer CM's Sun Safe feature protects against any unintentional break signals affecting Sun servers.
The PortServer CM also provides a detailed Console History Log that tracks minute-by-minute audit trails and can be used by network managers as a diagnostic tool to avoid potential loss of mission-critical data.
Packaged in a slim 1U, 32 port design, the PortServer CM is designed to be rack-mounted with servers for better co-location with network hardware. PortServer CM comes with Digi International's industry-leading service and support.
"PortServer CM addresses a rapidly-growing market for secure, reliable console management solutions," said Burk Murray, vice president of marketing for Digi International. "As new technologies emerge and network infrastructures rapidly expand, we'll continue to enhance the functionality and flexibility of our console management product line to meet evolving market demands."
Joe Dunsmore, president and CEO of Digi International, said, "The new PortServer CM is consistent with our Connectware strategy, and one more example of how we are helping customers reduce costs and more efficiently manage their business through advanced connectivity solutions."
According to a recent report entitled" Connectware: Network-Enabling the Next Generation of Intelligent Devices" by William R. Becklean, an analyst at Commerce Capital Markets, "We estimate the market for 'connectware'... will increase to approximately $1.0 billion by the middle of this decade. Terminal servers historically represented about 25% of the total [connectware] market but this figure appears to be increasing rapidly as a result of growth in the console server market."
About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, is the leader in Connectware, wired and wireless, hardware and software connectivity solutions that businesses use to create, customize and control retail operations, industrial automation and other applications. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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