Managed Ethernet extenders secure long-range corporate network communications

Perle says its managed Ethernet extenders support all authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks.

Perle Systems (Nashville, TN) has introduced its Managed Ethernet Extenders line, designed especially for corporate LANs where security is crucial and managed connectivity is required. Perle says its managed Ethernet extenders support all authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. Management session data is protected through encrypted SSH and HTTPS connections to protect IDs and passwords from someone "snooping" on the network.

“These are the security features used when managing corporate firewalls, switches and routers,” says John Feeney, COO at Perle Systems. “It should be expected that this protection is also available in a managed Ethernet extender.”

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Designed for environments where network services are needed beyond the Ethernet limit of 328 feet (100 meters) and network security is critical, Perle says the managed Ethernet extenders are suitable for use in commercial buildings, residential units, hospitality environments and remote offices where copper wiring is being used for long range Ethernet communications links. The new products are part of Perle's line of Ethernet extenders designed to transparently extend 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections across existing copper wiring.

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