The Perle IOLAN SCG Console Servers provide data center managers with secure remote console management of any device with an RS232 RJ45 console port. Engineers and Project Managers that require a cost-effective serial RS232-to-Ethernet 1U rack solution, that maintains serial device protocol integrity across Ethernet, must consider the IOLAN SCG Console Server first. Having the highest performance processor available along with Perle's unique TrueSerial™ technology, the IOLAN SCG will provide the most authentic serial connections across Ethernet. And, with the advanced security features, your IT professionals and network operations center (NOC) personnel have everything they needed to easily perform secure remote data center management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere in the world. Console Management for IT assets The IOLAN SCG Console Server supports RS232 RJ45 connectivity to console ports on equipment such as Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, servers (Solaris, Windows, Unix and Linux) PBXs, network storage equipment and security appliances through an IP network. The RS232 RJ45 ports are software configurable to use straight thru or rolled cables to connect your Cisco equipment. In addition, a DCD pin can be configured for 3rd party devices that need this extra signal. The means the Perle IOLAN SCG supports more serial devices than any other Console Server on the market. This makes it an ideal out of band management solution for IT equipment located in data centers or remote sites. Advanced Network Security Features, Authentication and Data Encryption IT administrators are required to ensure network data transmissions, and all access to remote console admin ports on IT equipment, is secure. When using IOLAN SCG Console Servers, data management information is protected through standard encryption tools such as Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Support for authentication schemes such as RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA Security's SecurID tokens ensures access to equipment and data is limited to authorized users. By using encryption technologies, an IOLAN SCG Console Server protects sensitive and confidential data before being sent across a corporate Intranet or public Internet. For compatibility with peer encryption devices, all 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. Investment protection The auto-negotiating 10/100/1000Base-T Copper Port will meet any changing network access requirements. If you upgrade your Ethernet speed, you won't need to upgrade your IOLAN SCG. Protection against electrostatic discharges and power surges is provided with robust 15Kv ESD protection circuitry on each console port. Easy Set-up and Configuration The IOLAN SCG is incredibly easy to get up and running on the network. The unit can then be configured over the network using a variety of configurator options including, Perle Easy Config Wizard, Perle Device Manager, WebManager, CLI, etc.