DSM Series serial console servers provide secure remote access to RS232 console ports on servers, routers, switches, firewalls and other network elements. This allows system administrators to manage and troubleshoot network devices from anywhere. The DSM's feature dual gigabit Ethernet ports to provide fast access while robust security and authentication features ensure that your critical network elements remain secure.
The DSM can also monitor network equipment, constantly watching for significant changes. Network managers are promptly notified via SNMP trap or email when high temperature readings, full port buffers, invalid access attempts and other events are detected.
The DSM Series provides 8, 24 or 40 RJ45 RS232 serial ports that can be individually accessed by number, name, or group. The DSM also allows direct connections using TCP port assignments. Each DSM serial port can be separately configured using simple menu driven commands to set the port password, data rates, flow control and other operating parameters.
The full matrix capability of the DSM allows you to easily connect any two ports on the switch, even when the ports are using different communications settings. Ports can also be connected or disconnected by a third party with Administrator rights, and system managers can swap various RS232 devices between ports at a remote location.
Secure Shell (SSHv2) encryption and address-specific IP security masks prevent unauthorized access to command and configuration functions. The TSM also provides four different levels of security for user accounts: Administrator, SuperUser, User and ViewOnly. The Administrator level provides complete access to all serial port connection/disconnection commands, status displays and configuration menus. The SuperUser level allows control of serial ports, but does not allow access to configuration functions. The User level allows access to only a select group of Administrator-defined serial ports. The ViewOnly level allows you to check unit status, but does not allow control of serial ports or access to configuration menus.
The DSM allows remote authentication with full support for Radius, Kerberos, LDAP and TACACS capability. An invalid access lockout features provide additional security.
The DSM Series is powered from 100~240VAC. -48VDC models are also available.

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