Digi International adds SSHv2

Minnetonka, Minn. - Digi International Inc. announced April 16 new security and diagnostic capabilities for the PortServer TS line of terminal server products that are available to customers immediately as a free Flash ROM update.


Minnetonka, Minn . - Digi International Inc. announced April 16 new security and diagnostic capabilities for the PortServer TS line of terminal server products that are available to customers immediately as a free Flash ROM update.

New product features include SSHv2 security, the most up-to-date implementation of Secure Shell, a secure replacement for telnet. Using strong encryption and authentication, SSH protects against unauthorized interception of LAN traffic (or 'sniffing').

Other PortServer TS enhancements include PPP support, which enables easy-to-configure modem connections from Windows or Linux-based PCs, using standard dial-up networking. With PPP, a network administrator can dial into a PortServer TS to remotely monitor and reconfigure network equipment.

The Port Buffering feature allows network administrators to capture a running log of data sent from servers and routers, for later review. Because network equipment is frequently installed without video displays, these logs become critical diagnostic tools. PortServer TS has been certified 'Solaris Ready' by Sun Microsystems, ensuring ease of installation and compatibility with Sun equipment.

Available in 8 or 16-port desktop and 16 port rack configurations, the PortServer TS product line connects serial ports (such as the management ports found on Sun servers and Cisco routers) to Ethernet networks. PortServer TS allows network managers to securely and efficiently maintain network resources, resulting in improved uptime and lower costs.

'By adding these features to the PortServer TS products, Digi now offers secure, reliable network serial connectivity at the lowest price per port,' said Burk Murray, vice president of marketing for Digi International. 'With these enhancements, Digi is able to meet a rapidly growing customer need for secure, scalable console management solutions.'

'Our constant focus on product improvements demonstrates our commitment to providing Digi customers with best-of-breed technology solutions for the terminal server market,' added Joe Dunsmore, president and CEO of Digi International.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor

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