March 01, 2005 10:30 ET

Perle Systems' Powerful Serial-to-Ethernet Terminal Server First to Deliver Extensive Encryption with IPV6 Support



MARCH 1, 2005 - 10:30 ET

Perle Systems' Powerful Serial-to-Ethernet Terminal
Server First to Deliver Extensive Encryption with IPV6

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE--(CCNMatthews - March 1, 2005) -

New IOLAN DS1 and SDS1 Single-Port Serial Terminal Servers provide
security and investment protection for evolving networks

Perle Systems today announced the expansion of its popular IOLAN+
terminal server family with the release of two next-generation single
port serial terminal servers - the IOLAN DS1 and IOLAN SDS1. Featuring
the most extensive range of encryption technologies available today, and
the power of a high-performance 87 MIP processor, these servers are
ideal for secure console management, confidential serial data
encryption, and/or simple serial to Ethernet applications. With this
product launch, Perle is also the first vendor to incorporate IP Version
6 support into a single-port serial terminal server.

The robust security, flexibility and advanced IP technology of the IOLAN
DS1 and SDS1 help organizations increase the value of their serial-based
equipment. This is achieved by allowing secure information delivery
across an existing Ethernet network without the need for costly and
complex infrastructure changes

According to Al Davies, Director of Product Marketing at Perle Systems,
"The IOLAN DS line enables virtually any high-value serial device to be
cost-effectively managed and monitored across existing Ethernet
networks. With built-in support for IPV6, along with the most
comprehensive range of standard authentication methods and encryption
technologies available - including AES - these new terminal servers
provide the best investment for serial to Ethernet connectivity. This
represents an important advance in helping users better manage today's
evolving enterprise networks."

Efficient Serial-to-Ethernet Connectivity

The IOLAN DS1 is an easy-to-install device for connecting serial-based
COM port, UDP or TCP socket-based applications to remote devices.
Perle's TruePort virtual COM driver operates with a wide range of server
operating systems, enabling communication with a diverse range of remote
devices connected to Perle device servers. Easy to set up and manage,
the IOLAN DS' software-selectable EIA-232/422/485 interface capability
simplifies configuration and eliminates mechanical tampering associated
with DIP switch based products

Secure Data and Console Management

IOLAN SDS1's advanced encryption technology protects sensitive and
confidential data from a serial device - such as a credit card reader -
before being sent across a corporate Intranet or public Internet. It
does this by enabling administrators to securely access remote serial
console ports on equipment such as PBX, servers, routers, network
storage equipment and security appliances through an IP network.
Standard encryption tools such as Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) provide added protection for data management information.
Authentication schemes such as RADIUS, TACACS+, Kerberos, LDAP and RSA
Security's SecurID ensure easy access for users.

About Perle Systems

Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of
high-reliability and richly featured networking products. These products
are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central
servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines
include terminal servers, device servers, console servers, serial cards,
USB to serial adapters and remote access products. Perle distinguishes
itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in
major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR
channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices and
representative offices in 13 countries in North America, Europe and Asia
and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels


Contact Information

    Perle Systems
    Patricia Kelly-Ruiz
    (905) 946-5085