Out-of-band access is managing network infrastructure over an alternate path to the WAN. Using a secondary link to a console or terminal server (typically a cellular modem or POTS line), remote users can access and troubleshoot issues. Uplogix goes beyond traditional console servers with a proactive, intelligent appliance that delivers:
Detect, analyze and take initial runbook actions
Uplogix is a closed appliance, meaning the underlying OS is locked down. We work with your TACACS/Radius and have lots of options for secure connections. Oh yeah, we’re also FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified.
More connectivity options
Our modular design lets you use the link that makes the most sense at your site: cellular, POTS lines, fiber, a secondary Ethernet link, even a LEO satellite that offers connectivity anywhere on the planet.
Out of Band Access
More than just an alternate path to remote gear, it’s a smarter way to manage your network and eliminate downtime
It’s out-of-band the way you want it
Uplogix is the most reliable and secure out-band-access solution on the market today, with more options for linking to your gear over a secondary network path. Uplogix Local Managers deliver the widest array of on-demand WAN alternative network connection options including dial-up, cellular, fiber or satellite modems provides a reliable management connection to remote gear.
There is also a secondary Ethernet connection that can be used for an out-of-band connection such as a DSL modem.
This connection can also route primary traffic using the WAN Traffic Failover feature and a high-bandwith OOB connection like an LTE modem. With the Uplogix rules engine, you can also configure multiple options and use rules to decide which option to use and when.
Uplogix offers more user-configurable options for secure out-of-band links: phone line, cellular, secondary Ethernet network, satellite, fiber…
Using out-of-band for stronger in-band network security
Whether the network is up or down, Uplogix is a secure gateway for policy enforcement and compliance.
Secure access on a closed platform
Network security is more critical than ever. The security features of the Uplogix platform were initially developed for customers in finance and the military, but many enterprises are finding they need similar functionality. You need to know that your network is locked down inside and out and be able to prove it. With the average cost of a security breach increasing yearly, what business today doesn’t need reliable network security? Uplogix is a secure, closed appliance. The underlying Linux OS does not have root access, which eliminates threat vectors possible with an open console server. Beyond the separation from the OS, the Uplogix platform is FIPS 140-2 Level Two Certified — not just a component of the solution like a FIPS-certified Open SSL library. Our solid state hard drives are available with AES-256 disk encryption, and only the SSH port is open by default. All configuration and features for managing devices are governed by powerful and granular authorization controls with every activity and change logged and archived to the NOC. With features that automate device monitoring, maintenance and recovery, scripting isn’t necessary, avoiding another threat vector.
Not all console servers are created the same. In addition to all of its security functionality, Uplogix is a closed appliance. Other console servers are open implementations of Linux which could mean trouble.
From initial provisioning and routine updates to bare-metal restores, Uplogix makes configuration management faster, safer and more automated than ever. The secret sauce is no secret—for reliable config changes you just can’t depend on the network.
An automated configuration safety net
“60% of network downtime is caused by human error during device configuration” according to the research firm EMA. There are just too many devices to manage and too many changes to make to those devices on a regular basis in enterprise environments to rely on manual, error-prone, one-at-a-time processes. Uplogix can automate common configuration management tasks, reducing downtime by eliminating common errors introduced by the manual execution of tasks like OS upgrades, password updates, and all-important device configuration changes. Make groups of like-devices and schedule batch upgrades rather than updating one box at a time. If a configuration change fails or an admin is cut off mid-change from a device, Uplogix can immediately roll the device back to the last known good configuration using the unique SurgicalRollback™ feature, minimizing downtime in a way not possible with in-band-only software solutions. This process restores the device to working order without affecting other device operations. Uplogix locally stores multiple configurations for each device under management to enable this powerful feature.
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